The Media Reform Coalition was set up by members of the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre in 2011 and campaigns for increased diversity and accountability of the British media.
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Since 2011, the Media Reform Coalition has been at the forefront of the UK’s progressive media reform movement, producing evidence and giving oral testimony to a broad range of public inquiries into the media; engaging the public on media reform issues, and designing innovative solutions that address the most critical issues in media policy-making. This manifesto builds on extensive academic research and a number of briefing reports produced by, and in consultation with, a broad range of experts and stakeholders. In sum, it charts a roadmap towards genuine progressive reform that is both practical and radical; replacing legacy frameworks with a media policy fit for the twenty-first century. Though our core concerns have always related to media ownership and plurality, in today’s digital environment policymakers must avoid disentangling the key issues at stake in promoting a more democratic and accountable media system.
The 2021 report on media ownership was based on data that we have made available below as Excel/Word files.