Our Better Journalism theme is examining how high quality news journalism can be supported and sustained in the digital age.
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THE TRUST'S INVOLVEMENT IN NEWS AND MEDIA
In 2010, the Carnegie UK Trust launched Making Good Society, the final report of the independent Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society. One of the key recommendations from this report was that civil society should play a much greater role in shaping public news and information in the future - and the Trust is working to achieve this goal.
MAKE YOUR LOCAL NEWS WORK EVENTS
In 2013 the Trust and Co-operatives UK held a series of free workshops to promote the community ownership of local media, as a way to make local media more sustainable and accountable. For those who attended the events and would like follow up support please email Dave Boyle.
VOICING THE PUBLIC INTEREST
The Trust worked in partnership with the think tank, Demos, to produce this report which was published in October 2012. It investigates the definition of the term 'public interest' and as well as exploring the legal and ethical contexts of the term, presents results of new polling indicating public attitudes to the public interest. More information can be found in our news story here and you can download the report here.
BETTER JOURNALISM IN THE DIGITAL AGE
This report, published in February 2012, was written by Blair Jenkins OBE and was widely discussed and debated at a number of events and seminars across the UK including those listed below:
2012: A Good Year for Journalism? With RSA Scotland and University of Strathclyde - May 2012 Click here for event report
Better Journalism Seminar, City University, London - March 2012
Click here for links to podcasts from the event (listed in a PDF document).
Dublin Seminar: Can Digital Deliver for Democracy - November 2011
Festival of Politics Debate: Reporting the Independence Referendum - August 2011
Click here for event report and to read the news release (PDF).
Cardiff Roundtable: Journalism, News and Local Media in Wales - June 2011
Click here for the event report.
Edinburgh Seminar: News, the Media and an Open Society - April 2011
Click here for the event report
Better Journalism in the Digital Age formed the basis of the Carnegie Plan for Better Journalism - a two page document which summarises the Trust's recommendations.
The Trust was pleased to submit a paper for the Enquiry as part of this work.
All of our reports relating to this project are available through the links on the right hand side.
For more information on this project please contact Douglas White, Senior Policy Officer.