Fighting for the Future – article by Jenny Sims in The Journalist June/July 2017 issue

Fighting for the future
Following London’s tragic Grenfell Tower fire several national newspapers have suggested it may not have happened had there been a flourishing local newspaper scene able to challenge Kensington & Chelsea council’s decisions.
“Local press matters: we see that now” was the headline of an Observer article which mentioned that Grenfell tenants are now talking of starting their own newspaper.
My article, Fighting for the future, in the June-July issue went to press before the fire.  It has some seeds of hope.
“The article is based on an IWA (Institute of Welsh Affairs) conference on the future of the media in Wales.  I’ve had to broaden it out for a UK-wide audience  but it’s still relevant to journalists in Wales.”
Jenny

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