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Last week, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced a review into the future of the newspaper industry, which included a planned investigation into “the operation of the digital advertising supply chain including funding flows and its role in creating or reducing value for publishers.”

May fears fake news and poor quality journalism are threatening the very foundation of democracy – citizens, she stressed, must have access to trusted and credible news sources to “inform our viewpoints and conduct a genuine discussion”, before adding, “in recent years – especially in local journalism – we’ve seen falling circulations, a hollowing-out of local newsrooms, and fears for the future sustainability of high quality journalism.”

WNIP has rounded up opinions from industry leading figures to explore why regional newspaper sales have been struggling, and debate the role the advertising and publishing industries can play to help guarantee a sustainable future.

 

Read the whole article here: Industry experts dissect UK Govt’s review into the future of local news & the digital supply chain

 

Source: What’s New In Publishing

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