LORDS

Peers to hear evidence on local journalism and from industry representatives

08 June 2020

The Communications and Digital Committee continues its inquiry into the future of journalism in evidence sessions exploring local journalism and hearing from industry representatives.

Witnesses

Tuesday 9 June at 3.00pm

  • Edward Iliffe, Chief Executive Officer, Iliffe Media
  • Adam Cantwell-Corn, Co-founder, the Bristol Cable

At 4.00pm

  • Ian Murray, Executive Director, Society of Editors
  • Michelle Stanistreet, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists (NUJ)

Possible questions

Possible questions to Mr Iliffe and Mr Cantwell-Corn include:

  • What are the main obstacles to local news organisations being financially sustainable?
  • How can public policy support local journalism to overcome these challenges?
  • How successful has the BBC Local Democracy Reporter scheme been?

Possible questions to the Society of  Editors and the NUJ include:

  • Has the industry taken sufficient action to ensure that its workforce is representative of the population?
  • How could the number of non-graduates entering journalism be increased?
  • Is further action necessary to protect the freedom of the press, including protecting journalists from harassment?

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