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What is the future of commercial radio as a news provider?

11 May 2020

The Communications and Digital Committee holds its next evidence session on the future of journalism, in a virtual meeting.

Background

The meeting examines commercial radio in the UK and its role as a news provider, explores funding for innovative news organisations and discusses the challenges and opportunities for smaller organisations.

Witnesses

Tuesday 12 May at 3.00pm

  • Adam Thomas, Director, European Journalism Centre
  • Anna Hamilos, Senior Programme Manager, Nesta

At 4.00pm

  • Jimmy Buckland, Director of Strategy, Wireless Group and Managing Director, Wireless Studios
  • Will Harding, Chief Strategy Officer, Global Media & Entertainment

Possible questions

Questions likely to be asked across both panels include:

  • What are the biggest challenges faced by journalism start-ups seeking a sustainable business model?
  • How have digital technologies changed the production and consumption of commercial radio?
  • What are the most successful examples of innovation?

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