Category: Media Ownership

The Media Bill

READ: MRC briefing on the Media Bill The Media Bill has been formally announced as part of the government’s legislative…..

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New report: Who Owns the UK Media?

The Media Reform Coalition has published a new edition of its flagship ‘Who Owns the UK Media?’ report, featuring updated…..

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How do we imagine a transformed media?

Debs Grayson reflects on MRC’s movement building work. Since the end of last year, I have been convening movement building…..

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Making Big Tech pay for news : the Australian media bargaining code will not solve the crisis in journalism

This post by our Australian colleague Benedetta Brevini looks at the recent review of the Australian News Media Bargaining Code,…..

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We’ve won the fight to keep Channel 4 in public hands – now we need a People’s Channel 4

2023 has begun with some rare positive news coming from Westminster, with the decision by Culture Secretary Michelle Donnellan not…..

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Announcing the 2023 Media Democracy Festival!

“I can think of nothing more important in this day and age than dealing with the question of media, access…..

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Should news organisations be charities? Only with caution

Debs Grayson argues that news organisations should think twice before pursuing charitable status. It is widely accepted that new funding…..

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Mediacom: rational, not radical

The Manifesto for a People’s Media is a comprehensive re-think of our media systems, which places citizens and their interests…..

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Explained: Have UK teens replaced news channels with Instagram?

Photo by Alexander Shatov on Unsplash This article is cross-posted from Power and Pop Culture. *** On July 21, the UK’s broadcast regulator…..

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Should ‘Digital Lords’ Meta and Google pay for UK journalism?

Photo by Obi – @pixel6propix on Unsplash This post by our Australian colleagues Benedetta Brevini and Michael Ward considers why…..

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Policy Briefing: Journalism’s Funding and Workplace Issues

This policy briefing on the economic dynamics of the UK’s commercial news industry is the final briefing to arise from…..

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The BBC Mid-Term Charter Review – yet more meddling from government

The terms of the BBC Mid-Term Charter Review have been announced – and, as we anticipated in our briefing on…..

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Policy Briefing on Broadcasting White Paper

The government’s recent White Paper on the future of the broadcasting sector represents a concerted ideological attack on public service…..

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Playing to the Press Gallery: the repeal of Section 40

Natalie Fenton Lurking in this week’s Queen’s Speech were five bills that could impact upon news organisations and journalists: the…..

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Spiteful and ideological: the government’s broadcasting white paper

The government has published its broadcasting white paper, Up Next: the government’s vision for the broadcasting sector. The white paper…..

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New Briefing on the Online Safety Bill

The Media Reform Coalition is today publishing a Briefing that includes a summary of the historical context and key debates…..

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“Crucial for the future of UK democracy”: The Media Democracy Festival 2022

By Eliz Mizon #MDF22 was an uplifting, thought-provoking, and urgent gathering of some of the UK’s leading media experts and citizens…..

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MRC submission to DCMS inquiry on sustainability of local journalism

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee put out a call for evidence looking at a sustainable future for local…..

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John McDonnell Media Democracy Festival

Media Democracy and Radical Social Change

Last weekend the Media Reform Coalition welcomed former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell to deliver the keynote at the annual Media…..

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Newsquest’s acquisition of Archant – bad news for local journalism

Most local newspapers in the UK are owned by a small handful of companies – and this concentration has just…..

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Petition for a People’s BBC

The Media Reform Coalition has launched a petition for a People’s BBC – sign here! The BBC is under attack……

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