Recognising the importance of public service news across TV, radio and print Oliver Dowden, UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, announced that that broadcasters, journalists and the necessary ancillary staff are included as Key Workers’, meaning their children can continue to attend schools.
Věra Jourová,Vice-President for Values and Transparency at the European Commission, took to Twitter to voice her support for journalists working around the clock to bring concerned citizens the truth about COVID-19: "The challenging times we face also underline the essential role of professional media. Journalists who are working around the clock to provide us with updated, checked facts. Their work [...]
Journalists and newsrooms find themselves in an unprecedented situation with COVID-19 cases increasing throughout the world and sports fixtures being suspended or cancelled by government action or on the initiative of sporting organisations. Michael Giarrusso, the Global Sport sports editor for the Associated Press and a Vice Chair at the News Media Coalition, emphasises that the ongoing list of cancelled [...]
The Guardian reports that the news agency Australian Associated Press will close in June after major shareholders Nine Entertainment and News Corp Australia said the 85-year-old institution was unsustainable. AAP’s chairman, Campbell Reid, described the news wire as Australian “journalism’s first responder”. “It is a great loss that professional and researched information provided by AAP is being substituted with the [...]
The UK government has responded to the recommendations of the 2019 Cairncross Review which examined the health of the news media market; the threats to the financial sustainability of publishers; the impact of search engines and social media platforms; and the role of digital advertising. The review outlined many challenges facing the sector and made a series of recommendations to [...]
At the launch of a La Liga backed study 'of football consumption in public places' which analyses the economic impact of legally viewed La Liga matched on bars in Spain, La Liga President Javier Tebas announced his ambition to "to end audiovisual piracy” regarding the broadcast of football in bars and increase its subscriber base from around 50,000 “to 85,000 [...]