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MPs: BBC Must Not Marginalise Commercial Local News Media

MPs overwhelmingly believe that commercial local news media is vital for communities and must not be crowded out by the BBC expanding its own local news services, new research commissioned by the News Media Association has revealed. Seventy-six per cent...

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Meredith: Local Media Needs Protection From Predatory BBC

BBC plans to increase its local news footprint constitute and “unprecedented assault” on independent local media and would create a democratic deficit by putting publishers out of business, News Media Association chief executive Owen Meredith has said. In an article...

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Local Democracy Reporter Bid Results Revealed

News organisations that bid to employ Local Democracy Reporters have been notified if they have been successful. A competitive tendering process to employ the reporters for the next three years has finished with the bidders notified of the results this...

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