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BBC confirms plans to boost local journalism

Thursday 12 May 2016 | 13:38 CET | News
The BBC and the News Media Association (NMA) have announced plans to support local journalism across the UK. These plans include a new team of 150 reporters to cover local councils and other institutions. These will be funded by the BBC and employed by qualifying local news organisations. The agreement created envisages that this number may increase to 200 in 2019. The proposals also include setting up a video news bank to allow local news media to access BBC News output for use online.

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