Media Influence Matrix

Media Influence Matrix Project

Central European University’s Centre for Media, Data and Society (CEU-CMDS) 

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Launched in 2017, the CMDS project maps and assesses “the state of journalism on a country-by-country basis”. Country reports include articles, analytical papers and data sets that aim to answer questions on regulation, funding and technology.

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Old, Educated, and Politically Diverse

Old, Educated, and Politically Diverse

The Audience of Public Service News

Anne Schulz, David A. L. Levy, and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen – Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Abstract

Public service media are often widely used, highly trusted, and do not face the business pressures with which their private peers have to contend. But a closer look suggests that the challenges that face public service media news provision are bigger – much bigger – than is commonly acknowledged, even in countries with a long history of strong public service media. This report analyses survey data from a sample of eight countries to assess the reach of public service news. It finds that the audience for public service news is old, educated, and politically diverse, and that public service media in many countries fall far short of the ambition to provide a near-universal news service, especially online. While they are among the most widely trusted news sources, they are often less trusted by people on the political right and people with populist attitudes.

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PSM & Democracy

PSM & Democracy

EBU

Abstract

A healthy democracy is strongly linked to a healthy public service media.

‘Democracy & PSM’ demonstrates how countries with robust public service broadcasting systematically rank higher in core democratic indicators. Our correlations show the benefits associated with a strong and well-funded public broadcaster.

The research shows that in countries where PSM is well-funded and enjoys a high market share:

  • People are more active in politics
  • There is more political stability and an absence of violence
  • Corruption is under control

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First Draft’s Essential Guide to Responsible Reporting in an Age of Information Disorder

First Draft’s Essential Guide to

Responsible Reporting in an Age of Information Disorder (PDF)

First Draft

Abstract

This guide helps to spark discussions on best editorial practice in approaching and covering issues such as terrorism, conspiracy theories, manipulated content in an age of technological innovations and information disorder. 

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Future and Emerging Technologies for the Media Sector

Future and Emerging Technologies for the Media Sector

MediaRoad

Abstract

The second Vision Paper by MediaRoad’s Policy Hub analyses the potential impact of six technological trends (Artificial Intelligence (AI), Immersive technologies, Blockchain, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and Convergence) on the media sector together with their political, social and economic consequences.

Based on the analysis, the paper puts forward policy recommendations with the aim of supporting a positive impact of these technologies on European society. The technological trends considered are at different stages of development and, as a consequence, some of them have already consistent European policy and legal frameworks established and running; others are at a less mature stage of development and societal appropriation.

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A Pillar of Democracy on Shaky Ground

A Pillar of Democracy on Shaky Ground

Kondrad Adenauer Stiftung

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This report gives an overview of public service media in South East Europe; referring to the ten countries, which the Media Programme of the KonradAdenauer-Stiftung covers. From Croatia to North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the Republic of Moldova, liberalised media markets have emerged following the collapse of socialism and its state-controlled media systems. State broadcasters have become public service media. For the first time, essential information about individual public broadcasters is being gathered. Media experts from the respective countries write, among other things, about the history, the legal framework, the financing model and organisational structures in place. The chapters are supplemented with the results of a A Pillar of Democracy on Shaky Ground vi recent representative opinion poll commissioned by the Media Programme and conducted by the research institute Ipsos.

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Public service broadcasting

Public service broadcasting

As vital as ever

House of Lords, UK

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A report by the UK House of Lords on public service broadcasting in the age of video on demand concludes that PSBs are vital and in need of better support to continue producing high-quality content. However, they also need to adapt to serve and reflect all audiences.

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The Journalism AI

The Journalism AI

Charlie Beckett

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The Journalism AI report is based on a survey of 71 news organisations in 32 different countries regarding artificial intelligence and associated technologies. A wide range of journalists working with AI answered questions about their understanding of AI, how it was used in their newsrooms, and their views on the wider potential and risks for the news industry.

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The Next Newsroom

The Next Newsroom

Unlocking the power of AI for public service journalism

Atte Jääskeläinen and Maike Olij, EBU

Abstract

The report sorts out real strategic opportunities from hype, and gives 30 concrete examples of successful projects and toolboxes and recommendations for news organisations.

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Organisational Culture of Public Service Media

Organisational Culture of Public Service Media

People, Values and Processes (2015–2019)

Michal Glowacki and Lizzie Jackson

Abstract

In 2015-2019 Dr Michał Głowacki and Professor Lizzie Jackson investigated the internal organisational cultures of ten successful high technology clusters in North America and Europe to identify strategies to support the evolution of Public Service Media worldwide. Four media clusters were located in North America: Austin (Texas), Boston/Cambridge (Massachusetts), Detroit (Michigan) and Toronto (Canada). European clusters included London (UK), Warsaw (Poland), Copenhagen (Denmark), Brussels (Belgium), Tallinn (Estonia), and Vienna (Austria). To answer the question ‘what people, values and processes’ should Public Service Media embody going forward we found there is an urgent need for adaptation. Without internal change there is likely to be a decline in the ability of PSM to survive within the fast-evolving contemporary media and communications production and distribution landscape.

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