Read this: BBC local press plan is 'backdoor privatisation', says NUJ chief
Summary: Michelle Stanistreet launched a scathing attack on the lobbying efforts of the major regional newspaper groups to get the BBC to fund 100 local journalists' roles which they would then bid to provide. The House of Lords communications committee asked for Stanistreet's take on the view that the BBC's expansion into local media coverage had undermined the local and regional newspaper industry. - www.theguardian.comwww.theguardian.comBBC local press plan is 'backdoor privat…
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