Reappraising Local and Community News in the UK: Media, Practice, and Policy

Harte, David and Matthews, Rachel (2021) Reappraising Local and Community News in the UK: Media, Practice, and Policy. Disruptions: Studies in Digital Journalism . Routledge, London. ISBN 9781032001883

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Offering an analysis of the ongoing ‘crisis’ in the provision of local news, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the book provides a critical space for practitioners and scholars to reflect on emerging models for economically sustainable, participatory local news services. It showcases new scholarly analyses of local news provision and community news practices, giving voice to the experiences of practitioners from across the local news ecology. In a set of diverse contributing chapters, campaigners and practitioners map out the period of recent rapid change for local news, questioning contemporary government initiatives and highlighting the advent of diverse, entrepreneurial reactions to the spaces created by a decline in local mainstream news services. This book is a timely examination of what we can learn from the variety of approaches being taken across the local media landscape in the commercial, subsidised and non-profit sector, shining new light on how practices that place the engagement of citizens at their centre might be propagated within this policy and funding landscape.

Item Type: Book
13 September 2021Published
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-04 - journalism
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham School of Media
Depositing User: David Harte
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2022 10:06
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 16:17

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