Over the past six months, I have had the great privilege of serving as Lead Rapporteur for the Forum on Information and Democracy’s Working Group on the Sustainability of Journalism, working with the Steering Committee, my co-rapporteurs, and the Forum team* to produce a new global report on a sustainable…


Share evidence with us on what business models, laws, policies and regulations, and other ideas from beyond the market and state can help journalism survive, transform and thrive

If someone — a government, a policy-maker, a funder, an investor, a union, a tech company — asked you what they should do to help journalism survive, transform and thrive in the future, what would you tell them? …


This is the fourth of four suggestions I made to the Cairncross Review in September 2018. [Here are the first, second and third.]

The information ecosystem for citizens in the UK is largely terra incognita

In the UK, we do not know what information our citizens want or need, and…


This is the third of four suggestions I made to the Cairncross Review in September 2018. [Here are the first, second and fourth.]

A fragmented UK journalism field with patchy infrastructure and support

The connective tissue of UK news and information landscape is not strong enough to spark a holistic…


This is the second of four suggestions I made to the Cairncross Review in September 2018. [Here are the first, third and fourth.]

Transformation and Innovation Funds, and other field catalysts

As others have advocated here, and in similar processes in Australia, Canada, and Wales, there is a manifest need…


This is the first of four suggestions I made to the Cairncross Review in September 2018. [Here are the second, third and fourth.]

Charitable status

Submissions by other parties, including Rachel Oldroyd/The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, George Brock, William Perrin, Martin Moore/CMPS, KCL, Will Moy/Full Fact, Steven Barnett, and no…


The Cairncross Review — the one set up by DCMS (the UK’s culture/media/sport ministry) to look into how to rescue the local press — closed its call for evidence a few weeks ago. …

Sameer Padania

Lead Rapporteur, Sustainability of Journalism, for the Forum on Information and Democracy (www.informationdemocracy.org)

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