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20 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 20 February 2024

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

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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.

Meeting details

At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The future of news: impartiality, trust and technology
Professor of Practice, Director of Polis and the Polis/LSE JournalismAI project at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Chief Executive Officer and Director of Publishing and Tech at Enders Analysis
founding Partner at Public First


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.

Further information


Room 3, Palace of Westminster

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