In response to concerns about the decline of commercial news journalism in Wales and the impact this may have in terms
of a diminished Welsh civic society and a less well informed electorate able to
hold the Welsh Government to account, the Culture, Welsh Language and
Communications Committee held an inquiry into News Journalism in
Between April and May 2017 the Committee asked people for written
responses on the following topics:
Innovative models to support news journalism
in Wales, including:
o Existing models of news provision, both within Wales and internationally,
that could be further emulated;
o Innovative business models in other fields that could be applied
to news journalism in Wales.
The provision of news journalism in Wales,
o Local and regional newspapers;
o News websites;
o Hyperlocal news providers;
o Local television.
Welsh Government support for local news
The Committee spoke to interested parties at their meetings
between May and October 2017.
The Committee published a report of their findings in May 2018.
Response to the report
Government responded to the report.