The industry welcomed the publication of the Cairncross review which made a series of detailed recommendations on how to support local news media. One of the key recommendations, also made by the Furman review, was for a CMA market study into the digital advertising market, which commenced later in the year.
The NMA launched its first Journalism Matters campaign to highlight the power of news media journalism and its importance for democratic society.
The European Parliament voted to adopt the EU Copyright Directive including a Publisher’s Right enabling publishers to better protect their content online.
The launch of JICREG True Local, the local sector’s new cross platform audience currency, found that local news brands reach 40.6 million adults a month in print and digital.