Local media is being undermined by the sapping away of resources from local newsrooms and a failure by major companies to invest in quality journalism. The following plan could be implemented by government as a strategic and coordinated response to the decline in local media. Any action must focus on improving investment in local journalism – ensuring communities get the quality of news they deserve.
Response from the National Union of Journalists to the Office of Fair Trading.
The potential of industry levies for continued funding of public service broadcasting – An IPPR report for BECTU and the NUJ.
Media companies have been making billions over the last few years. Even with the downturn, most still expect to be profitable this year.
Read for information about the money being made and to find out how we can support you with information on your employer.
The motion adopted by NUJ members at the Job Summit 2009.
Speech by James Doherty, NUJ President, to the Job Summit 2009.
In the spring of 2008, the Freelance Industrial Council (FIC) noted that work was disappearing, very quickly, particularly from the regional newspaper industry, in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland, but the London-based national broadsheets had also started making noticeable cutbacks.
As what happens to freelance work frequently hits staff shortly afterwards, FIC started to collate reports of disappearing work more formally. The implosion of the regional newspaper industry, which gathered momentum later in 2008, with hundreds of threatened redundancies, confirmed freelances’ earlier fears.
The NUJ's submission to phase 2 of Ofcom’s Second Public Service Broadcasting Review.
These photographs show British photojournalist Guy Smallman's injuries after being being blown up by a stun grenade thrown by a Geneva police officer outside a G8 summit in June 2003. They show him lying injured and the horrific wounds he suffered. One picture clearly shows the exposed bone.
WARNING: These images are extremely graphic.
Peter Robinson, First Minister and DUP leader, Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister, Gerry Adams, Sinn Féin President, Sir Reg Empey, Ulster Unionist Party leader, Mark Durkan, SDLP leader, David Ford, leader of the Alliance Party and Dawn Purvis, PUP Leader, have signed a petition urging UTV to at least allow proper consultation and a final Ofcom report to be completed in 2009 before it makes any cutbacks.