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Newspaper Press

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL7732, tabled on 10 May 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of their review of press sustainability in the UK, they will conduct research into (1) sales figures for local and national newspapers since 2010, and (2) which local and regional newspapers have ceased publication since 2010; and if so, whether they will publish any such research.

Answered on

22 May 2018

The review of the sustainability of high-quality journalism is being led by an external chair, Dame Frances Cairncross, with support from an advisory panel of industry experts. It is for the Chair to determine what analysis and research will be carried out to inform her final report.

Alongside the review, DCMS have commissioned a piece of sector analysis, looking at the changing state of the press market and assessing new business models being deployed by news publishers at a national, regional and local level. We will publish this research in due course.