The latest events related to the world of public service media

From conferences to symposiums and launch dates, we strive to highlight a wide range of international public service media events.

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January 2021

‘Envisioning Public Service Media Utopias’ – Final InnoPSM Workshop

The InnoPSM Research Network project has resumed and will be delivering its final workshop “as an online discussion” from December 2020 through January 2021. The discussion will cover four themes: PSM’s Challenges; Visions of Change; Utopias and Public Service Internet.

An online conference will take place in March 2021 to reveal the findings, conclusions and recommendations.

More details about the Research Network and workshop in the video below, presented by Minna Aslama Horowitz of the University of Helsinki and Alessandro D’Arma of the University of Westminster.

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Webinar on Media Literacy in Europe: Croatia

13 January 2021

This webinar is the third in a series of monthly webinars organised by the Media & Learning Association (MLA) and Nordicom. In this part of the series the focus is on Croatia and its media literacy experiences and practices, policy framework, and promotion of media literacy in education. The series aims to support organisations and individuals focused on helping young people become more media literate. 

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Broadcasting in the time of Corona: strategies for Journalists & Producers

20 January 2021

Via Zoom

How have broadcasters and producers adapted to broadcasting amid a global pandemic? This conversation will give media practitioners the space to discuss how they have addressed these challenges as well as best practices of remote broadcasting.

Speakers include:

REMONA ALY, Journalist and Broadcaster with a focus on faith and lifestyle, Director of Communications for Exploring Islam Foundation.

OLIVE CLANCY, Senior Producer BBC Audio North.

DAN LUCASProducer BBC Radio Visualisation.

ANGELA ROBSON, Journalist, documentary-maker and communications consultant.

DAVID STRACHAN, Television Producer and Strategist, founding managing director of Tern Television.

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European Radio and Digital Audio Show 2021

Paris, France

21 – 23 January 2021

With around 450 speakers, 183 exhibitors and 160 sessions, the European Radio and Digital Audio Show is due to kick off for three days in Paris in January 2021. Participants can attend masterclasses, lectures, meetings and more to share ideas and celebrate radio and digital audio media.

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Data Driven 2021

28-29 January 2021

Virtual – Canada based

“Join us for a special virtual edition of Data Driven, Canada’s premier data journalism event. Learn how to turn terabytes of raw data into exclusive scoops that shape politics, social justice, and day-to-day lives of Canadians.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Data Driven 2021 will take place completely online. We hope to return to an in-person format next year.”

[Text sourced from Story Lab]

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February 2021

World Radio Day 2021 (WRD 2021)  

13 February 2021

UNESCO celebrates its 10th World Radio Day, an occasion dedicated to highlighting the continued high reach, resilience and value of radio in communities all around the world.

This year’s theme is divided into three sub-themes: Evolution, Innovation and Connection.

To find out more and register for events and activities, click on the button below.

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Webinar on Media Literacy in Europe: Netherlands  

13 February 2021


This webinar is one in a series of monthly webinars organised by the Media & Learning Association (MLA) and Nordicom which aims to support the growing number of organisations and individuals keen to help young people become more media literate.

These webinars are open to anyone interested in the topic of media literacy including researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

[Text sourced from NordMedia Network]

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Digital Radio Summit

17 February 2021


The European Broadcasting Corporation will be hosting its Digital Radio Summit, bringing together global experts to discuss topics around digital radio.

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Westminster Forum Projects: The Future of the BBC

23 February 2021


This online conference will bring together stakeholders, including Ofcom, DCMS, HMRC and the Cabinet Office to discuss the future and evolving role of the BBC, including its funding mechanism, purpose and scope ahead of its Charter review in 2022.

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24 February 2021

“The 2021 Awards ceremony will be celebrated on Wednesday 24 February 2021, the format of this event will be confirmed closer to the time but will ensure a proud celebration of nominees and winners.

The 2021 celebrations will recognise talent across 19 categories including: News Coverage – Home; News Coverage – International; Daily News Programme of the Year; News Channel of the Year; Breaking News; News Technology; Current Affairs – Home; Current Affairs – International; Nations and Regions News; Nations and Regions Current Affairs; Nations and Regions Presenter of the Year; Scoop of the Year; Specialist Journalist of the Year; Young Talent of the Year; Television Journalist of the Year; Camera Operator of the Year; Network Presenter of the Year; Digital Award and Interview of the Year. In addition, the Judges’ Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award will be handed out at the discretion of the jury.

Across all the categories, the juries will be asked to take into consideration the quality of journalism in context of the market, the impact and resonance with the target audience, enterprise, and technical quality.”

[Text sourced from RTS]

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March 2021

“Trust Me!” Truthfulness and Truth Claims across Media

10 – 12 March 2021

Linnaeus University, Sweden – Virtual

“What role does media and communication play in our perception of truth? How is truthful mediation constructed? These issues and much more will be discussed during the conference “Trust Me!” at Linnaeus University on March 10-12, 2021.

This conference addresses issues of truth claims and truthfulness in media in times of “post-truth”, “fake news”, and “alternative facts”. What is the role of media and communication in our perception of truth? How is truthful mediation constructed, and how might intermedial and multimodal concepts and methodological approaches be used to analyse it?

[Text sourced from NordMedia Network]

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Radiodays Asia

24 – 26 March 2021


Radiodays Asia has rescheduled its international gathering of producers, media practitioners, academics and all other parties interested in the future of radio in Asia until March 2021. The event will take place virtually. We recommend regularly looking back at the event website as organisers have been sharing updates about sessions and confirmed speakers for the conference.


Those wishing to attend from Public Media Alliance members are eligible for a 10USD discount off the official price. Please contact us at editor[at]publicmediaalliance.org for more details.

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Last updated on 15 January 2021.

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