Newsrooms that work in the public interest need support. Easier access to charitable status would help them secure a sustainable future.
We are journalists, lawyers, funders, academics and media experts working together to protect and develop public interest journalism.
7th July 2022: Our Chair, George Brock, discusses our mission, and our research on local news deserts in the UK, with the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee in the House of Commons.
3rd May 2022: On World Press Freedom Day our Chair, George Brock, appeared on the Voice of Islam’s DriveTime Show to discuss the CJP’s efforts to develop the infrastructure of UK journalism, and why the progress we are making is so crucial for its future.
Interview begins at 35m35s. Thanks to Zakarya Sheikh and team for having us.
Could your newsroom become one of the UK’s first to gain charitable status with CJP’s help?
Our current research project will illuminate the rise of ‘news deserts’: areas of the UK where local news coverage has declined, or disappeared altogether.
One of our primary missions is to help newsrooms register as charities. This is the story of our own process of registering as a charity.
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