Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tories promise city franchises for local news

Shadow Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has made a pitch for the hyperlocal market promising that a future Tory government will look at introducing city-based franchises covering radio, press and websites.

In a shot across the boughs of current government strategy he threatened legal action against media companies bidding for government money to run replacement ITV regional news consortia.

Source Media Guardian

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