A new report on the ‘impact of charity and and tax regulation on not-for-profit news organisations‘ has been published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, and the Information Society Project at Yale University.
It compares the regulatory systems of Australia, Canada, Ireland, the UK and the US and documents the challenges for not-for-profit organizations involved in the production of news and journalism. » Continue reading news item ... “Regulatory impact on non-profit news”
A new case study report from the Carnegie UK Trust adds to the evidence base about the types of activities that hyperlocal news providers are undertaking and the impact they deliver for citizens.
The report seeks to help inspire those who are considering starting a hyperlocal news group or seeking to expand their organisation’s activities; and to demonstrate the success of hyperlocal practitioners in bringing a greater plurality of voices to the UK journalism sector.
» Continue reading news item ... “Change and impact through community journalism”
A policy summary from Carnegie Trust draws on key findings from its support of five leading community news projects to provide recommendations for the future of local news in the UK.
Link to ‘The futures bright – the futures local‘ – summary pdf is 2.8MB, final evaluation report pdf 2.5MB.
The findings from a survey of ‘Hyperlocal’ Community News producers, carried out by several university researchers, have been published at http://hyperlocalsurvey.wordpress.com.
Further academic papers will follow, but this is intended as an open access version for debate by practitioners, researchers and policy makers. Direct link to the pdf version, 4MB.
Grass roots news websites, ‘hyperlocals’, should benefit from a share of the multi-million public funding that is made available to local UK news organisations each year, according to Carnegie UK Trust after an interim evaluation of its Neighbourhood News project.
Trust news release or see ‘Neighbourhood News – the time is now‘ (pdf, 1.3Mb), which also has 6 discussion questions.
There is little data about ‘hyperlocal’ or community news websites in this country. A survey from University of Westminster, Cardiff University and Birmingham City University into hyperlocal sites and platforms, supported by Talk about Local, aims to understand their nature and the problems or issues that those who run them are facing. (A platform can include social media outlets.)
See Talk About Local for background or direct to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J8XDSRF » Continue reading news item ... “Understanding community or hyperlocal journalism”