Working group on the sustainability of journalismDesign a policy framework
The working group will ask experts, academics and jurists all over the world to propose recommendations on regulation policies directly or indirectly increasing media revenues that address the issues raised by three structural challenges.
On November 16, 2021, the Forum on Information and Democracy released the report of the working group on sustainability in journalism under the title A New Deal for Journalism
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.
The Steering Committee is chaired by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen.
Rasmus K Nielsen
KiniTV and FG Media,
and he is the Chairperson of Asia Mobiliti.
Senior Research Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, and CEO and Co-Founder of National Trust for Local News