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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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NETA CPB conference
2020 NETA Conference & CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum

Washington DC, US

26-30 January 2020

“The NETA Conference and CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum is the only gathering dedicated to the foundational cornerstone of Public Media: Education.

Join your colleagues in station leadership, education, community engagement, marketing, promotion, production and content to learn from national thought leaders and engage in hands-on discussions. This year we will explore the future of education and media, with a focus on the following areas: Media in the Classroom, Content, Community Engagement, Station Management, and Youth Voices.”

 

January 2020


European radio and digital audio show
European Radio and Digital Audio Show 2020

Paris, France

23-25 January 2020

The event brings together organisations from around the world to discuss the latest trends in radio broadcasting, including digital migration; how to embrace radio as the dominant medium in most countries and how to better enhance content for audiences.

Event partners include UNESCO and Radiodays Europe 2019. More information about the event is still to be provided on the event website.

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NETA CPB conference
2020 NETA Conference & CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum

Washington DC, US

26-30 January 2020

“The NETA Conference and CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum is the only gathering dedicated to the foundational cornerstone of Public Media: Education.

Join your colleagues in station leadership, education, community engagement, marketing, promotion, production and content to learn from national thought leaders and engage in hands-on discussions. This year we will explore the future of education and media, with a focus on the following areas: Media in the Classroom, Content, Community Engagement, Station Management, and Youth Voices.”

[Text sourced from NETA Conference]

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After the Crisis: Reimagining Journalism and Public Media

Edinburgh, UK

31 January 2020

Victor Pickard, Associate Professor from the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss his research into the problems with communications systems and how they be a threat to democracy. Moreover, he explores how journalism can be reinvented by revisiting the “core roots of the crisis.”

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February 2020


OTT steaming broadcast media africa event
OTT Content Streaming and On-Demand Summit 2020

Cape Town, South Africa

19-20 February 2020

The “OTT Content Streaming And On-Demand” Forum will seek to explore developments around infrastructure building, services delivery platforms and monetisation opportunities while providing a clear market-view of real possibilities.

This crucial industry Forum will bring together key players and to share their experiences and insights on the rapid development of this industry and provide clear market-view of the industry dynamics and real opportunities from within the region and beyond.

[Text sourced from Broadcast Media Africa]

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Children’s media in the UK – regulation, support, and the future for PSB and commercial markets | Seminar

London, UK

28 February 2020

The seminar will focus on several key areas, including: funding; an update on the Young Audiences Content Fund; issues that PSBs are faced with regarding young audience engagement and prominence as well as the policy regulatory changes in media markets. A key note speech by Sarah Muller, Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation is confirmed and other speakers including Jason Cotton, Head of Broadcasting Content Policy, DCMS and Kate Biggs, Project Director, Children’s Content Review, Ofcom.

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March 2020


ABU DBS 2020

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2-5 March 2020

“The ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium is an annual symposium staged by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) to help fellow broadcasters go digital, with the support of the broadcasting industry. It comprises an international conference, masterclasses and an industry exhibition showcasing the latest technologies and services providing a platform to share expertise and experiences, network with like-minded colleagues, showcase and embrace advancing technologies to help broadcasters make the right decisions.”

Sessions include Advances in Technologies & Broadcast Standards; Digital Radio, The Podcast Generation & Enhanced Audio Technologies; Digital Transition and Analogue Switch-off.

[Text sourced from ABU]

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Free European Media 2020

Gdansk, Poland

12-13 March 2020

Journalists, media organisations, media regulators, academics, politicians and citizens are invited to attend this two-day conference in Gdansk to discuss the state of media freedom in Europe and begin to draft an action plan for moving forward. Speakers are from all over the continent, including Grzegorz Nawrocki, a former journalist of the Polish National Television (TVP); Lucie Sýkorová, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and Ricardo Gutierrez, General Secretary, European Federation of Journalists (EFJ). 

The conference is organised by EFJ; ECMPF and Free European Media in cooperation with Council of Europe (COE), European Commission (EU), Pomorskie Voivodeship, ESC – European Solidarity Centre, City of Gdansk.

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Radiodays Europe 2020

Lisbon, Portugal

29-31 March 2020

The 11th edition of Radiodays Europe will take place on 29 – 31 March 2020 in Lisbon…Radiodays Europe (RDE) is about radio’s future, but also about sharing experiences from the best of radio today – success stories, digital advances, journalism, new research and business models from across the globe. The mission is to spread good ideas and to make better radio for our listeners.”

Delegates are from commercial radio as well as organisations with a public service obligation. Speakers for RDE 2020 include Cilla Benkö, Director General of Sveriges Radio; Cathinka Rondan, head of radio at NRK; James Purnell, Director Radio and Education at the BBC and many more.

[Text sourced from Radiodays Europe]

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Last updated on 3 January 2020.

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