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Sustainability of local journalism: CMS Committee publishes Government response

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has today published the Government response to its report on the sustainability of local journalism.

The report, published in January, warned that the quality and coverage of local news will continue to decline without new support from the Government. It also highlighted the damage a reduction in provision can cause to democracy and society.

Chair Comment

Damian Green MP, acting Chair of the CMS Committee, said:

“The downward spiral of quality and coverage of news experienced by our communities will persist without a step change in support for local news providers. The Government must use the Digital Markets Bill and other forthcoming media legislation to safeguard the future of publishers and protect against the damage a lack of local news can do to society.”

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