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Welcome to our shared public media research and resource page in collaboration with IAPMR and MJRC

Here you will find a broad selection of recommended journals, reports, websites and guides related to the core values of public service media.

Topics include best practices, country reports and the mounting challenges faced by PSM worldwide such as media capture, diminishing budgets and media convergence.

The resources below have been curated by the Public Media Alliance in collaboration with the International Association of Public Media Researchers (IAPMR) and the Media and Journalism Research Center (MJRC). You can find out more about our collaborators at the bottom of the page.

Is there something we have missed? Please get in touch, we would be pleased to review it here. Also see the Our Publications section for our own reports and handbooks as well as the InnoPSM website. We also keep track of research news and calls for papers.

Most of the following resources are open-source but some contain links to articles that require an institutional log-in to view. Please refer to your University, institution or employer if this is the case.

Coronavirus: Resources & best practices

Essential resources for sourcing and reporting news about the coronavirus pandemic

Research & Resources

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Democracy and Public Service Broadcasting

2023
This EBU report offers broadcasters a way to respond to challenges when measuring the role of PSM as a reliable and stable source of information.

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Shifting TV Audience Expectations in the UK during Covid-19

2023
This paper examines how the growth of subscription video on demand might alter the cultural meanings people attach to television.

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Addressing AI Intelligibility in Public Service Journalism

2023
This research explores the use of artificial intelligence at BBC News, and the levels of literacy and understanding staff have of it.

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News Personalisation and Public Service Media: The Audience Perspective

2023
This research looks at audience expectations and concerns about news content curated using artificial intelligence.

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The Governance of Artificial Intelligence in Public Service Media

2023
This report examines both the opportunities and questions which artificial intelligence raises for public service broadcasters.  

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PSM countering disinformation: opportunities and challenges

2023
This report shows how important it is for PSM to be independent to carry out their mission against disinformation.

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Traditional broadcasting features in VoD services

2023
This study shows how traditional broadcasting theories are compatible with the increasingly trending digital platforms and on-demand services.

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Public Service Media’s contribution to Society

2023
This research rethinks the contribution of PSM to society to recover its initial and essential mission.

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Public Service Media: Bridging Values and Trust

2023
This research focuses on the reasons why public service media have generally remained trusted institutions despite the rise of tech.

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Business models and sustainability in the newspaper industry

2023
This article seeks to comprehend the viability of media business models and how media executives deal with digital change in the market.

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Public service media as drivers of innovation

2023
This article examines PSM's innovation strategies and policies to determine if they are becoming user-centric rather than technology-centric.

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Nordic countries’ digital strategies and third-party platforms

2023
The research examined four Nordic PSM who expressed their doubts regarding the distribution of their content on third party platforms.

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Public Service Broadcasters’ Strategies About Radio Apps

2023
The article explores how public service radio stations switch to radio apps and what principles they adopt in order to compete.

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The value of public service broadcasting in Japan during Covid-19

2023
The article analyses the shift in willingness to pay (WTP) for PSM before and after the first Covid-19 outbreak in Japan.

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How Business Can Support a Healthy Infosphere

2023
The report examines why businesses should care about independent media and how they benefit from independent media.

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Our Partners

We are pleased to partner with the IAPMR and MJRC for this resource

IAPMR

The International Association of Public Media Researchers (IAPMR) brings together quality academic and industrial research from different disciplines. We support the continual evolution of public service media by aggregating theory and practice.  We look critically from industrial, production, audience, technological, economic and societal perspectives. We run conferences, produce publications and communicate knowledge to academia, industry, governments, and publics.


MJRC

The Media and Journalism Research Center is an independent media research and policy think tank that seeks to improve the quality of media policymaking and the state of independent media and journalism through research, knowledge sharing and financial support. MJRC continues the work of the Center for Media, Data & Society (CMDS), which until October 2022 operated as a unit of Central European University (CEU).


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