Action, not analysis, needed for quality journalism

The British government is acknowledging the role that trusted news sources play in democracy, but on this side of the Irish Sea, the government is less assertive on the future of the print industry

13th February, 2018
Theresa May sets up British newspaper industry review. Pic: Getty

Recognising that high-quality journalism was a "force for good", British prime minister Theresa May last week announced a review into the future of the newspaper industry.

"Good quality journalism provides us with the information and analysis we need to inform our viewpoints and conduct a genuine discussion," May said. "It is a huge force for good. But in recent years - especially in local journalism - we've seen falling circulations, a hollowing-out of local newsrooms,...

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