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We’re ExpandingThe Future of Byline

In 2016 we inherited a site from the founders of Byline.com which – by this point – was the only major surviving crowdfunded news site left. The market leaders, Contributoria and Beacon Reader, were closing with massive losses.


The Cairncross Report: what it says and first impressions

Brian Cathcart

These decent proposals for helping public service journalism are worryingly vulnerable to manipulation by corporate press bosses and their ministerial friends


Phone hacking: time the police stepped in

Brian Cathcart

Evidence against executives and editors is piling up in the civil courts, but newspapers are just buying their way out of trouble. The right place for this is the criminal courts, which means the Met must act


Facebook backs the wrong horse in UK local journalism

Brian Cathcart

The tech giant’s £4.5m donation is good news, but boosting the firms that oversaw the devastation of the local press is a mistake


A Duty to Inform, as well as Entertain: The BBC On the Edge of an Abyss

Peter Jukes

2018 has been a troubling year for those who support public service broadcasting and the national broadcaster’s remit to INFORM not just entertain.