Nov 2020: Breaking News
This is the report for the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee‘s Inquiry into the Future of Journalism – including a significant section strongly supporting charitable status for journalism.
Feb 2019: The Cairncross Review
The final report of Dame Cairncross’s review into the status of journalism in the UK, which recommends charitable status for journalism – which the government encouraged in its initial response (Feb 2019), but not in its final response (Jan 2020), accompanied by this guidance from the Charity Commission. (Here’s Dame Frances Cairncross talking with the BBC Media Show’s Amol Rajan (Feb 2019) about her findings, including the need to unlock more philanthropic support for journalism.)
This 2016 report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) at Oxford University included a chapter by Dr Judith Townend analysing the situation in the UK.
This report to Lord Leveson as part of the Inquiry into the Culture and Ethics of the Press endorsed and reinforced the recommendation of the Lords in support of public benefit journalism.
The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications made a strong recommendation here that charitable status for journalism be considered.
Another Reuters Institute report that suggests charitable and trust ownership might be a good answer.