Developing policy that protects a diverse, independent press hinges on the public placing value on journalism and journalists. As news publishers navigate an ever-changing digital environment and grapple with a global decline in trust and interest in news, how can they build relevance with audiences – particularly younger people and people in underserved communities? How can legislative policy promote open and innovative environments for a diverse, independent press? Neither competitive, independent journalism nor an open internet will endure if the press, at large, does not foster the attention, relevance and trust of audiences in the communities it strives to serve.
CNTI has identified news engagement and innovation as one of six topic areas to address, with the aim of promoting more informed global policy discussions and solutions.