Working group on the sustainability of journalismDesign a policy framework
Call for contributions
The call for contributions concerns three main topics: good practice from for-profit and non-profit independent news media, regulation favoring an enabling environment for the sustainability of journalism, and recommendations for off market policies.
The contributions received will enable the Forum’s working group on the sustainability of journalism to draw up recommendations for governments, international organizations, digital platforms and media organizations.
This call for contributions is open until March 12, 2021. Contributors will appear in the final report, if they so wish.
You can send your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Steering Committee is chaired by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen.
Rasmus K Nielsen
Senior Research Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, and CEO and Co-Founder of National Trust for Local News
Good practice from for-profit and non-profit independent news media
Summarizing good practices will aim to help share lessons learned and enable other independent news media to learn from those who have built sustainable business models for digital journalism.
Regulation favoring an enabling environment for the sustainability of journalism
The working group will provide recommendations on regulation policies directly or indirectly increasing media revenues in ways that maintain and protect the independence of news media from politicians and government officials (potential new licensing revenues, innovation in advertising and incentives to adapt media infrastructures, etc.).
Recommandations for off market policies
The working group will formulate recommendations for public subsidies, in particular with regard to the criteria for their allocation (and a fair, transparent and editorially non-binding process) and their financing.
- November: launch of the working group on the sustainability of journalism
- December: publication of the call for contributions
- December – February: processing of the contributions
- February – May: drafting of the recommendations
- May: presentation of the set of recommendations