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The United Kingdom: The impact of charity and tax law/regulation on not-for-profit news organizations


To access this document please visit: http://bit.ly/29tg4s8. This is the UK chapter from a report published jointly by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, and the Information Society Project, Yale University, edited by Picard, R. Belair-Gagnon, V. and Ranchordás, S. About the report: The advent of digital media means that many news organisations are re-thinking their business models, and facing new challenges. But one sector which has seen growth, is the not-for-profit start up industry. In a new report, published jointly by the Reuters Institute and the Information Society Project at Yale University, Robert H Picard, the RISJ’s North America Representative and colleagues examine the legal framework in which these operate in. Picard, along with Valerie Belair-Gagnon and Sofia Ranchordás (both Yale University), studies the challenges thrown up by legal systems which don’t include journalistic activities within the concept of ‘charitable status’. “Legal and regulatory definitions of charitable purposes hinder news organisations from achieving charitable and tax exempt status and receiving the associated benefits in Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States,” says Picard. Drawing on the regulatory systems of Australia, Canada, Ireland, The UK and The US, the report sets out to gain a clearer understanding of the legal frameworks for charitable and tax exempt status for news organisations and the distinct challenges that may hinder their development. This is the UK chapter of a co-edited report. Citation: Townend, J. 2016. ‘The United Kingdom: The impact of charity and tax law/regulation on not-for-profit news organizations’. In The impact of charity and tax law/regulation on not-for-profit news organizations, edited by Picard, R. Belair-Gagnon, V. and Ranchordás, S. Oxford/Yale: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism / Information Society Project, Yale Law School.

Townend, Judith (2016) The United Kingdom: The impact of charity and tax law/regulation on not-for-profit news organizations. The impact of charity and tax law/regulation on not-for-profit news organizations .


Item Type: Article
Additional Information: To access this document please visit: http://bit.ly/29tg4s8
Subjects: Culture, Language & Literature
Law
Keywords: charitable journalism, journalism, not-for-profit media, charity law, media plurality
Divisions: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
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URI: http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/id/eprint/6380
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