DCMS Consultation – Media Ownership & Plurality

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Media plurality is about the information that people consume on a daily basis, which informs their views and perspective on the world. ‘Media plurality’ means having a diversity of viewpoints available and consumed across the media.

In line with Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) wants to develop a clear measurement framework in partnership with industry, and carry out the first ever market assessment of plurality in the UK today.

This assessment will create a benchmark for the degree of media plurality in the UK today, helping to decide the level that is sufficient, and how to address concerns about media plurality.

At this stage, DCMS wants to hear your views on the scope of the measurement framework:

  • the types of media it should include
  • the genres it should cover
  • the types of organisation and services to which it should apply
  • the inclusion of the BBC
  • the audiences with which it should be concerned

Submissions to DCMS on media ownership and plurality may now be made via the Community Media Association by using the online form here:


The deadline for responses is 22nd October 2013.

The full consultation paper is available online here:


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