The issue of council spending on local newspaper advertising is about to get far more scrutiny - not least because the local government minister Eric Pickles is putting some focus onto it. At least some of the advertising purchased each year is for … [Read more...] about Mapping council expenditure on newspaper advertising
The Carnegie Trust has today produced the report, The future’s bright - the future’s local, after studying the space and its opportunities while running the Neighbourhood News initiative in locations around the UK. Over the last two years, the … [Read more...] about 'The future's bright – the future's local' – new report from Carnegie Trust UK
It’s long been a frustration for publishers of local news sites, as well as academics studying the delivery of local news and information in the UK, that there has been little research on that most fundamental of issues - where’s the money coming … [Read more...] about 'The UK needs a Knight News Challenge' says new report
Finally journalists, bloggers and quite simply anyone who's interested has the right to film town hall meetings. With last week's signatures on the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, local government secretary Eric Pickles brought in new rules … [Read more...] about Pickles' right to film law: Will it make any real difference?
Sarah Hartley An update to the whole council filming issue we're tracking here comes today from my own local authority, Richmondshire District Council. Following a request in March, and subsequent hosting of a workshop for councillors, the elected … [Read more...] about Richmondshire Council to take votes on filming request
The national media is starting to pick up on the unfolding story of members of the public challenging their local authorities over the right to film or otherwise record public meetings. In an unlikely pairing, both The Telegraph and Private Eye have … [Read more...] about National media picks up on local council filming issue