United Kingdom studying future of local and regional media

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the British parliament is undertaking public consultations on community news outlets. In particular is want to study:

  • The impact of newspaper closures on independent local journalism and access to local information;
  • How to fund quality local journalism;
  • The appropriateness and effectiveness of print and electronic
    publishing initiatives undertaken directly by public sector bodies at
    the local level;
  • The opportunities and implications of BBC partnerships with local media;
  • Incentives for investment in local content;
  • Opportunities for “ultra-local” media services.