Research into recent press sector dynamics

Report co-authored with Dr Gordon Ramsay, Dr Sami Stouli and Stephen Adshead

Plum undertook a study for the UK Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) that examined the current status of the local newspaper market and its relationship to democratic participation (measure by local election turnout). The study also included an extensive overview of interventions and subsidies offered to national and local press internationally, and geographical analysis of local press sector performance in the UK.

Plum’s report is accessible from the DCMS website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/research-into-recent-dynamics-of-the-press-sector-in-the-uk-and-globally