MediaGuardian commentator Roy Greenslade and former FT journalist and Reuters Institute journalism director John Lloyd are among a panel of media experts lined up by the NUJ for a one day commission looking at the future of local media.
Background to the commission is the continuing crisis in the regional newspaper industry which has seen hundreds of jobs axed in the last fortnight.
NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear said the panel of experts, meeting on March 30, will look at alternative business models that could sustain local media. These could include endowments for journalists, start-up grants, partnerships with public service broadcasters, trusts and state aid.
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