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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.


Tuesday 9 June at 3.00pm

  • Edward Iliffe, Chief Executive Officer, Iliffe Media
  • Adam Cantwell-Corn, Co-founder, the Bristol Cable

At 4.00pm

  • Ian Murray, Executive Director, Society of Editors
  • Michelle Stanistreet, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists (NUJ)

Possible questions

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?

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