The BBC says that Communications Minister Lord Carter will not publish interim findings of the Digital Britain report today as planned.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport said the report would now appear "before the end of the month".
Media secretary Andy Burnham has said in the Commons that he had asked Lord Carter to look at the local news media as part of his work on developing digital communications in Britain. Speaking at the Oxford Media Convention, last week he said: "I would like to signal today that the provision of local news – and the plight of local newspapers - has to rise up the political agenda.
"It is time to develop a sensible strategy that uses the converging nature of journalism to sustain a vital local media."
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