Can We 'Level-Up' Without Local, Civic & Community Focussed Media?

A new report from Demos and LIPSIT released today is advocating for better coordination of public resources, greater accountability in the way that they are planned and managed, and a stronger sense of public buy-in to the process. My initial scan of the report suggests that localised and civic-interest media isn’t mentioned as part of this process. What do we need to be doing to influence the policy agenda so that independent and community media, where people have direct access and ownership of their own media, gets incorporated into these discussions?