- Online platforms should have a ‘news quality obligation’ to improve trust in news they host, overseen by a regulator
- Government should explore direct funding for local news and new tax reliefs to support public interest journalism
- A new Institute for Public Interest News should focus on the future of local and regional press and oversee a new innovation fund
The independent review, undertaken by Dame Frances Cairncross, was tasked by the Prime Minister in 2018 with investigating the sustainability of the production and distribution of high-quality journalism.
It comes as significant changes to technology and consumer behaviour are posing problems for high-quality journalism, both in the UK and globally.
Dame Frances Cairncross said:
The proposals I have put forward have the potential to improve the outlook for high quality journalism. They are designed to encourage new models to emerge, with the help of innovation not just in technology but in business systems and journalistic techniques.
Read the the final report.