Union takes News Recovery Plan to Irish Media Commission

  • 01 Feb 2021

NUJ urges a radical rethink of funding for public interest journalism.

Future of Media Commission

The union's News Recovery Plan forms the cornerstone of the NUJ submission to Ireland's Future of Media Commission.

Based on the principle of securing, supporting and sustaining public interest journalism through editorial investment, the submission urges a radical rethink of funding for public service broadcast and measures to assist private media organisations in the provision of public interest journalism.

Séamus Dooley, NUJ Irish secretary, who will make a presentation to the commission on Thursday 11 February, said:

"In any debate on the future of the media, we need to focus on journalism as a public good - not on the platforms used to convey stories.
"The challenge is to secure a reform of the funding model for public service broadcasting and to assist the struggling media sector, including the beleaguered regional press. It is possible to provide state assistance at arms length from government and to maintain editorial independence."
Journalism Not Just Busin€ss: NUJ submission to the Future of Media Commission

The submission of the National Union of Journalists (UK and Ireland) for consideration by the Future of Media Commission.

01 February 2021
From Health Crisis to Good News: A recovery plan for the news industry in Ireland

NUJ proposals for a news recovery plan in Ireland.

04 May 2020

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