Ch. 2: News on local radio

Note taking from Local Journalism and Local Media: Making the Local News by Franklin, Bob (2006); Routledge. p.16 1967 saw the launch of the modern system of local radio in Britain. The technology was of no apparent demand. Wireless telephony seemed useful during wartime but broadcasting? The latter seemed to have no use. Back in …

Local Journalism and Local Media

Making the local news — notes #1 Franklin, Bob (ed) (2006) Local Journalism and Local Media: Making the local news. Routledge (link). PREFACE Declining number of local papers The decline is in relation to both: Readership Circulation Causes include the Consolidation of Local Paper Ownership: centralising production separates journalists from readers In a pursuit of …

Local media and trust: notes, v1

The local media scene is not the same as the national media in terms of recognition and trust. It does have a similar power structure because it is owned by a small number of wealthy owners. The influences however are different. In the area of local news, just five companies — Gannett, JPIMedia, Reach Plc …

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