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13 February 2024 - The future of news: impartiality, trust and technology - Oral evidence

Committee Communications and Digital Committee
Inquiry The future of news: impartiality, trust and technology

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Start times: 2:00pm (private) 2:30pm (public)

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Future of news

In the first evidence session of its inquiry into the future of the news, the Communications and Digital Committee takes evidence from journalists and industry experts.

Meeting details

At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The future of news: impartiality, trust and technology
Editor at The Spectator
Senior Editor at The Economist
Global head of research for technology, media, and telecommunications at Deloitte
Vice President and Youth Practice Lead at Savanta


The inquiry examines the changing media landscape and what needs to happen to ensure a thriving, trusted and financially sustainable news ecosystem. Key areas include the broadening concept of what constitutes ‘news’, the impact of a decline in trust in traditional news outlets, the challenges around editorial decisions, and the impact of tech platforms and generative AI on news media business models. It comes amid the world’s largest election year, and ahead of an anticipated UK general election.

Possible areas for discussion

Possible areas for discussion with witnesses include:

  • How we can define news in the current media landscape and what its purpose and value is.
  • Young people’s view of the news and how they access it.
  • The challenges around providing trusted news in the face of political realignments and evolving public expectations.
  • The impact of new technologies including generative AI on news provision and the business models.
  • What role the government and regulators should play in addressing challenges around trusted and financially sustainable news.

Further information


Room 2, Palace of Westminster

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