The Westminster Media Forum event on local media this morning felt like a trip back to the 1980s. The conversation was dominated by the finer points of regulatory practice, TV spectrum, multiplexes, shinning up masts, community radio etc. It wasn’t … [Read more...] about Local media – towards a better strategic overview
It's never easy to regulate big multinational companies. Governments are torn between attracting them to invest and trying to manage negative externalities that arise when the cultural or economic norms that the big companies have grown up with in … [Read more...] about Communications regulation and multinational companies
Update at 11.30: There’s been more comment on this throughout the morning. The culture secretary Maria Miller is reported in this post on The Guardian to be saying the "one-man band or a single blogger" would not be affected by the legislation … [Read more...] about Will hyperlocals be hit by the post Leveson rules?
We have had a few people from Hyperlocal sites contacting us here at Talk About Local to ask about Hyperlocal sites and proposed Press Regulation and how might it affect them. Well in short, right now, we don't know, but it looks like some sites may … [Read more...] about Hyperlocal sites and proposed Press Regulation after Leveson