Posted by Prof. Richard Sambrook
With the decline of local newspapers, budgets cut in local radio and TV, there are fewer journalists in the council meetings and courtrooms than there used to be. Does it matter? And if it does, what can be done about it?
Those are the questions I’m asking in a two-part documentary for BBC Radio Wales called “Who’s Asking The Questions For You?”.
It looks at what’s happening to local media in South Wales, compares it with my experiences as a local reporter in the Valleys many years ago and looks at the rise of new community sites and hyper-local journalism on the internet. (An area of media development that our own Centre for Community Journalism studies of course.)
Part two, next Sunday.