Peers to hear evidence on local journalism and from industry representatives
8 June 2020
The Communications and Digital Committee continues its inquiry into the future of journalism in evidence sessions exploring local journalism and hearing from industry representatives.
- Parliament TV: The future of journalism
- Inquiry: The future of journalism
- Select Committee on Communications and Digital
Tuesday 9 June at 3.00pm
- Edward Iliffe, Chief Executive Officer, Iliffe Media
- Adam Cantwell-Corn, Co-founder, the Bristol Cable
- Ian Murray, Executive Director, Society of Editors
- Michelle Stanistreet, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists (NUJ)
Possible questions to Mr Iliffe and Mr Cantwell-Corn include:
- What are the main obstacles to local news organisations being financially sustainable?
- How can public policy support local journalism to overcome these challenges?
- How successful has the BBC Local Democracy Reporter scheme been?
Possible questions to the Society of Editors and the NUJ include:
- Has the industry taken sufficient action to ensure that its workforce is representative of the population?
- How could the number of non-graduates entering journalism be increased?
- Is further action necessary to protect the freedom of the press, including protecting journalists from harassment?