Neighbourhood News is a £50,000 competition to improve local news reporting. The competition is open to local commercial media and civil society organisations across the UK and Ireland who can apply to become a ‘Carnegie Partner’ and develop innovative ways of producing local news.
The Trust has a long-standing interest in the relationship between the media, civil society and democracy. Through our recent work on Better Journalism, the Trust has identified the need to explore how to support more accessible, pluralistic and diverse local news for citizens and communities.
As part of Neighbourhood News, the Trust is making £10,000 available to five Carnegie Partner organisations during 2013-14. This funding will enable each Partner to deliver a local news project in a clearly defined geographic area. Projects could cover a new area of content, work with new news gathering partners, or develop new platforms to deliver news. An introduction to the project and a competition overview can be found in the Neighbourhood News Leaflet (see icon to right).
Our Carnegie Partners
The external Advisory Group met on 2 May to select the five Carnegie Partners.
The Group reached a consensus that that the Trust should support Brixton Media Ltd, Cybermoor Ltd, Local News South Wales Ltd, WHALE Arts and YourThurrock.com, based on the Trust's primary and balancing selection criteria.
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