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News Journalism in Wales: Welsh Government's proposed budget allocation of £100,000 a year.

Purpose of the consultation

The Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee looked into News Journalism in Wales and has received both written evidence and oral evidence over recent months.


Before the report on News Journalism in Wales was finalised the Committee sought views on the Welsh Government’s proposed budget allocation of £100,000 a year in 2018-19 and 2019-20 for “start-up grants for journalists seeking to set up their own business in hyperlocal news”.


The Cabinet Secretary had stated that he was yet to finalise the details of how this funding will be used, and invited the Committee to submit recommendations.


The Committee therefore sought views on:


·      How this funding could best be used;

·      Whether this is a sufficient amount of money to make a difference to the provision of quality news journalism in Wales.


The deadline for submissions to this exercise was 17:00 on Friday, 10 November.


Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565