"Britain's media is owned by a tiny handful of corporations, with three companies controlling 90% of newspaper circulation – if we want a real democracy, it's time to break the power of the media moguls", writes CMDS researcher Tom Chivers, for Tribune Magazine.
Why should we care about who is responsible for a back country road built on a huge landslip? Is it newsworthy that the mayor of a village of 1,000 inhabitants “forgot” to mention in his wealth declaration that he had hundreds of thousands of euros in revenue from EU-subsidized land, cheaply rented from the local council? Who is interested in the two women from a 500-people village who aspired to become local councilors, but couldn’t because the male majority rigged the pre-election to make their running impossible?
The first article in a series exploring the power of audiences to support, inform and shape innovative journalism discusses how the UK based The Bureau Local, investigates for and with citizens - all while empowering local newsrooms.
“The universal problematic of market definition poses peculiar challenges in multi-lingual and fragmented media markets, like in India,” our Fellow, Vibodh Parthasarathi writes in his article published in the Indian Journal of Law and Technology.