Communications Committee - First Report
Media Plurality

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 21 January 2014.


CONTENTS


Terms of Reference

Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction—the case for a media plurality policy

What is media plurality?

The case for a plurality policy

Acknowledgments

Chapter 2: Scope

Genre

Geography

Publicly-funded media

Media Channels

The Lifecycle of News

The value chain

Chapter 3: Approach

Figure1: Approaches

Conceptual Shift (Positive Intervention)

No Intervention

Caps

Hybrids

Ofcom's Proposal

Box 1: What is a metric?

Chapter 4: Decision

The Secretary of State

The Regulator (Ofcom)

A hybrid

A plurality commission

Chapter 5: Our proposal on media plurality policy

Overview

The periodic plurality review

Box 2: Recap of conclusions from chapter 2 on scope

The transactional review

The 'Kent Messenger Group scenario'

Box 3: The relevance of the Kent Messenger Group case

Figure 2: Transactional Review

Other features of the 'plurality landscape'

Chapter 6: Summary of recommendations

Appendix 1: Select Committee on Communications

Appendix 2: List of Witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for Evidence

Appendix 4: Current legal and regulatory context of media plurality

Box 4: A summary of the current legal and regulatory context of media plurality from Ofcom's advice to the Secretary of State

Evidence is published online at http://www.parliament.uk/hlcomms and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 5314)

References in footnotes to the Report are as follows:

Q refers to a question in oral evidence


 
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