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Local News Matters: Parliamentary research report launch 28 March


Tuesday 28 March 2017

Starts at 18.00

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The NUJ union has organised a public event to launch new research on local news provision in the UK and the impact on democracy.

The event takes place in parliament on Tuesday 28 March from 6pm in committee room 12.

The research is being undertaken by Dr Gordon Neil Ramsay, Deputy Director, Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power and Research Fellow, Policy Institute at King's College London. 

Other speakers on the night include US academic Professor Robert McChesney who has proposed a 'Citizenship News Voucher' scheme under which each adult receives a voucher once a year, which they can donate to any public service news or information service of their choice.  

Aasma Day, the investigative reporter and lifestyle editor at the Lancashire Post will also be speaking about her work in local news.

NUJ president Tim Dawson will address the meeting and Justin Schlosberg from the Media Reform Coalition who is also a lecturer in journalism and media at Birkbeck College and was a Network Fellow at the Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University in 2014-15.

Helen Goodman MP will be chairing the event. 

Please let us know if you are planning to attend on the night.


Further details and contact information

Sarah Kavanagh, NUJ senior campaigns and communications officer

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