The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the British parliament is undertaking public consultations on community news outlets. In particular is want to study:

  • The impact of newspaper closures on independent local journalism and access to local information;
  • How to fund quality local journalism;
  • The appropriateness and effectiveness of print and electronic
    publishing initiatives undertaken directly by public sector bodies at
    the local level;
  • The opportunities and implications of BBC partnerships with local media;
  • Incentives for investment in local content;
  • Opportunities for “ultra-local” media services.



The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the British parliament is undertaking public consultations on community news outlets. In particular is want to study:

  • The impact of newspaper closures on independent local journalism and access to local information;
  • How to fund quality local journalism;
  • The appropriateness and effectiveness of print and electronic
    publishing initiatives undertaken directly by public sector bodies at
    the local level;
  • The opportunities and implications of BBC partnerships with local media;
  • Incentives for investment in local content;
  • Opportunities for “ultra-local” media services.

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