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CHAPTER 2: THE STATE OF THE MEDIA
Why are fewer people reading newspapers?
SMS, news on mobile devices, pod casts etc
Impact of distribution methods
The decline of advertising revenue
How is the national newspaper industry responding to these challenges?
Making the most of the internet and multi-skilling
The regional and local newspaper industry
News beyond the Public Service Broadcasters
Why are television news audiences in decline?
How is the television news industry responding to these challenges?
CHAPTER 3: WHY DOES OWNERSHIP MATTER?
Indirect influence of an owner
The business approach of an owner
Different approaches to journalism
Different ownership structures
CHAPTER 4: WHY CONSOLIDATION MATTERS
Regional and local press ownership
The case against consolidation
Restricting market entry and diminishing pluralism
The relationship between media owners and politicians
CHAPTER 5: THE CASE FOR MEDIA OWNERSHIP REGULATION
Self-regulation of the newspaper industry
CHAPTER 6: CHANGES TO MEDIA OWNERSHIP REGULATION
The considerations in the Public Interest Test
Scope of the Public Interest Test
Local cross-media ownership rules
Non-EEA ownership of UK Broadcasting
CHAPTER 7: THE IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
How can PSB channels be afforded?
The future of local and regional news
Are changes needed to the regulatory framework governing PSBs?
Are changes needed to the code of standards all broadcast news is subject to?
Impartiality on foreign based news channels
CHAPTER 8: THE MEDIA AND PARLIAMENT
CHAPTER 9: SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS
APPENDIX 1: Select Committee on Communications
APPENDIX 3: Calls for Evidence
APPENDIX 4: Minute of the visit to the USA
APPENDIX 5: National Newspaper Readership
Table 6: Readership figures for the top ten national Sunday titles between 1992 and 2006
NOTE: References in the text of the report are as
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