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Sustainability of local journalism

Inquiry

The DCMS Committee will examine what challenges face local news organisations and what support should be put in place in order to maintain their democratic function. The Sustainability of Local Journalism inquiry will consider the operation of the market for local journalism and how that is affected by increasing competition from social media and public service broadcasters.

MPs will assess the impact of the findings of the Cairncross Review which examined how to create a sustainable future for journalism, with particular relevance to ensuring the continued and the long-term supply of local journalism.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 31 March 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Seventh Report - Sustainability of local journalism
Inquiry Sustainability of local journalism
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
HC 153
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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18 October 2022
Inquiry Sustainability of local journalism
Witnesses Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Oral Evidence
7 July 2022
Inquiry Sustainability of local journalism
Witnesses Liverpool Echo, Social Spider CIC, and Nub News
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Oral Evidence
28 June 2022
Inquiry Sustainability of local journalism
Witnesses BBC, Google, and Meta
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Oral Evidence
SLJ0068 - Sustainability of local journalism
Witnesses Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS)
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Written Evidence
SLJ0065 - Sustainability of local journalism
Witnesses Reach
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Written Evidence
SLJ0066 - Sustainability of local journalism
Witnesses Dr Marianne Colbran
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Written Evidence

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