The Public Benefit Journalism Research Centre intends to conduct research in three principal focus areas related to the public benefit of public interest journalism (PIJ):
A legally-focused analysis and review of public benefit journalism, led by our legal colleagues from leading charity law firms Bates Wells Braithwaite and Stone King. What relevant principles are already in use in charities and media organisations both in the UK and beyond?
What policies are needed for an organisation engaging in public interest journalism to carry out their work in compliance with charity law? How do journalistic enterprises put in place effective frameworks to ensure the quality of their content?
Local, Independent Journalism
What challenges is independent, local and community journalism facing, and how can the public benefit elements of this journalism be protected, restored and maximised?