The Cairncross review has been published by the government, making recomendations about the need to support local news reporting in an age when the large global tech companies are sucking-in most of the advertising spending power needed to maintain local independent news services.
The report also identifies how the BBC impacts on news reporting by potentially crowding-out alternative providers, and how the Local Demoncracy Reporting Scheme supports the supply of reports for independent news .
The report is available from:
I’m going to try and give this a detailed read over the next couple of days, as we need to encourage debate and discussion about the potential role for community media in the provision of news services.
What shoud we say at the Media Democracy Festival in March that helps to build an aliance of reformers for better media?