Today the All-Party Parliamentary Media Group of the UK Houses of Parliament held a public panel discussion, sponsored by NewsNow.co.uk, on public interest news in the UK – and it featured significant discussion of charitable status for journalism, including from PBJRC trustee Rachel Oldroyd.
Alongside Rachel on the panel were:
– Jonathan Heawood, Public Interest News Foundation (which recently acquired charitable status)
– Adam Newby, NewsNow
– Matt Rogerson, Guardian Media Group
You can watch the whole panel discussion here:
It was particularly striking to hear Adam Newby of NewsNow.co.uk agreeing with the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee and with the Cairncross Review that charitable status is a necessary part of a healthy media landscape.