Briefing: Is the decline of local newspapers leading to a decline in local democracy?

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
May 15, 2018
Danielle Henry, LGiU Associate
Issues Covered
  • democratic deficit
  • engaging residents
  • local newspapers
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Social media and digital technology, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement
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There has been concern about the decline in the number of local print newspapers in the UK for seven decades. We examine here the current state of local newspapers and its possible impact on local democracy.

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