The future of news
The Communications and Digital Committee hears evidence from experts and analysts in the second of its inquiry sessions on the future of news.
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 causes and consequences of falling trust in traditional news outlets, the challenges around editorial decisions in the face of political realignments, and the impact of tech platforms on news media business models. It comes amid the world’s largest election year, and ahead of an anticipated U.K. general election.
Possible areas for discussion
Possible areas for discussion with witnesses include:
- the financial health of the UK broadcast and print media and how this may change in the next five years;
- how tech platform intermediaries affect the health of the UK news environment, including questions around the impact of algorithms prioritising news;
- the driving forces behind the long-term decline of trust in news and the extent to which this is something we should be concerned about;
- impartiality, and how this may be understood differently across audiences, broadcasters and the regulator.