Funding and regulating public interest journalism in a world of fake news

Watch what proved to be an engaging and stimulating panel discussion...

The APPG Media, in collaboration with NewsNow, hosted a panel event on the 27th November 2020 to explore the challenges of and societal need for funding public interest journalism, which are making themselves unprecedentedly known in light of Covid and global politics.

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The panel discussed the potential policy solutions, spanning funding, regulation, fake news and freedom of speech, through to the prospective policy solutions to protect and promote legitimate news over misinformation in the digital world.


  • Jonathan Heawood, Public Interest News Foundation
  • Adam Newby, NewsNow
  • Rachel Oldroyd, Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • Matt Rogerson, Guardian Media Group

Andy Carter MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Media Group, led the discussion.

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