UK: NUJ warns against relaxing rules on mergers of local media groups
'National Union of Journalists says regional press will go into 'spiral of decline' if government eases ownership restrictions The National Union of Journalists has warned that the UK's regional press will go into a "spiral of decline" if the government scraps rules restricting mergers among the large newspaper groups. This warning comes in the NUJ's submission to an Office of Fair Trading review into media ownership, in which the union argues that easing existing rules preventing local media consolidation would be a "disaster for local journalism".'
URL Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/apr/02/nuj-local-newspaper-ownership
Author Organisation: The Guardian (UK)