The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

Yes. I think most people would agree that the news media have a significant role to play in our democratic society and plurality is an important aspect of that. It involves two main things in my view, and this is not new thinking by any means. I think you'd find this in most material about plurality. The two things are to make sure there is a reasonably wide range and diversity of news and opinion available to the public, and the second is to make sure that no single one of those news providers or a few news providers become so powerful that they have too much of an influence on opinion-forming and the political agenda.

So two aspects of plurality. As I say in my report, there are a number of different measures available to regulators and policy-makers to try and secure those outcomes.

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