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 outcomes of this report said that the new media was facing huge new pressures and expressed the need for civil society to play a role in shaping public news and information for the future. Recent events in the world of journalism have accentuated this need and the Trust has continued to investigate some of the challenges and opportunities facing serious journalism in the UK and to make suggestions about actions and initiatives that will strengthen the supply of high quality news.
MAKE YOUR LOCAL NEWS WORK EVENTS
The Trust and Co-operatives UK are holding a series of free workshops to promote the community ownership of local media, as a way to make local media more sustainable and accountable. The workshops will take place on the dates below:
3 June - London
10 June - Leicester
12 June - Durham
18 June - Glasgow
19 June - Birnham
20 June - Crewe
28 June - Cardiff
Please click here for further information on the workshops and to book a place.
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 through 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.