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    Mapping digital media in the UK

    Freedman, D. and Schlosberg, Justin (2011) Mapping digital media in the UK. Technical Report. Open Society Foundations, New York, USA.

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    Research shows that near-universal digital media access in the United Kingdom has yielded broad benefits for citizenship and democracy. But key areas of concern have emerged that continue to pose threats to independence and diversity. These include sustained financial crises within regional and local media, public service broadcasting, and the press sector at large; acute sites of cross-media concentration; and persistent digital divides in terms of access to “quality” output. This report calls on policymakers to consider new funding options and structures to safeguard the future of public-interest oriented news. It also argues for establishing a Media Commission to research and make recommendations on the future of the news media in the UK.


    Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Research Centre: Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture (BIRMAC)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 17:00
    Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 09:30


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