Local news in the UK is in deep trouble. But this band of radicals could change everything | Jonathan Heawood
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Hundreds of local newspaper titles have disappeared in the past decade, leaving many communities without sufficient local journalism. However, independent news providers are stepping in to fill the gap. From the Mill in Manchester to the Bristol Cable and the Bylines Network, these indies are reimagining local news and involving the community in the process.
Unsung, unfunded and mostly underpaid, these indies are reimagining local news in communities from Shetland to the Isle of Wight and from Caerphilly to Newry.
These new initiatives in local journalism are not just treating the public as sources or consumers of news, but as co-creators. They focus on providing quality journalism rather than solely making money. Despite their importance in leveling up information provision in communities, these independent news entrepreneurs often lack government support.
You might think that the government would want to support these news entrepreneurs, who are levelling up information provision in communities from Shetland to the Isle of Wight and from Caerphilly to Newry.
Read at www.theguardian.com
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