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December 17, 2014

Media shift

There can be little doubt that the nation’s media is in a state of digital flux. The way that the news is presented, accessed, consumed and responded to is fast-changing and increasingly driven by innovation in social media. The referendum campaign spawned many of these new digital forms – the latest to launch is from Common Weal – a daily news service at Common Space. Carnegie have just completed a two year study on the significance of community driven local media. 



Carnegie Trust

Over the past two years the Carnegie UK Trust’s Neighbourhood News initiative has supported five leading local news projects with £10,000 each to deliver community news in new and innovative ways. The Trust’s new policy summary draws on key findings from Neighbourhood News and sets out a new agenda for the future of local news in the UK. The policy summary provides 11 recommendations for how government, regulators, funders and other local news providers can support community-led local news.

Click here to download the policy summary (PDF).

The full evaluation report is also available here.


For more information please contact Lauren Pennycook, Policy Officer at