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Supporting a ‘new era’ in local

The Public Interest News Foundation (PINF) has announced a partnership with NewsNow, the UK's independent news discovery platform, to support a ‘new era’ in local news.

At a time when many local papers have closed, consolidated or cut back their services, leaving a troubling deficit in local democracy, PINF and NewsNow are setting out to support communities in solving the problem for themselves in a pilot project that will be run in six locations around the UK’s four nations.

Communities in the six locations will be supported to produce ‘Local News Plans’ for their area. The Local News Plans will set out a shared vision for the future of public interest news in each area, and will include commitments from stakeholders including local politicians, business leaders, civil society organisations,...

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