Welcome to our shared public media research and resource page in collaboration with IAPMR and CEU – CMDS

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

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A Framework for Assessing the Role of Public Service Media Organizations in Countering Disinformation

October 2021
'In this article, we introduce a framework for assessing how PSM organizations are able to counter disinformation in different contexts.'

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Are public service media distinctive from the market?

May 2021
'Interpreting the political information environments of BBC and commercial news in the United Kingdom'. An article by Stephen Cushion.

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Soft Power, Hard News: How Journalists at State-Funded Transnational Media Legitimize Their Work

May 2020
How do journalists working for different state-funded international news organizations legitimize their relationship to the governments which support them? In what circumstances might such journalists resist the diplomatic strategies of their funding states?

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Public Broadcasting: The Latin American Exception


An edited version of a talk at the panel The Future of Public Broadcasting: How to Win Back our Hearts? Forum Media and Development, Berlin, November 2018.

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Public Service Broadcasting in the Digital Age


This special issue proposes a reexamination of public service broadcasting (PSB) in the light of the most recent technological, political and economic developments.

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Public Service Media & Digital Innovation: The Small Nation Experience


This chapter from Nordicom's 2018 publication Public Service Media in the Networked Society, emphasises the role of public media in providing minority language services in small nation states. 

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Measuring the reach of “fake news” and online disinformation in Europe.

January 2018
Comprehensive factsheet highlighting top-level usage statistics for the most popular sites that independent fact-checkers and other observers have identified as publishers of false news and online disinformation.

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Public service media, universality and personalisation through algorithms: Mapping strategies and exploring dilemmas

This contribution compares personalisation strategies of public service media (PSM) and how these are reconciled with PSM’s core values, especially universality.

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Far-Right Nationalism and Populism in Europe: Assaults on Press Freedom

May 2017
New research from the University of Vienna shows that growing support for far-right groups and populist politicians poses a severe threat to journalism across Europe.

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Public Television in Latin America: Changing to the Digital Age

This research article tracks the history of public television in Latin America and its journey towards digital transition.

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Obeying His Masters’ Voices

This chapter focusses on governance issues within public media organisations, particularly the juggling act of “guarding editorial independence and securing accountability”.

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Making Sense of Innovation

Process, product, and storytelling innovation in public service broadcasting organisations.

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Nation Binding: How Public Service Broadcasting Mitigates Political Selective Exposure

Is there a media system that promotes less political selective exposure? This article explores this question within the context of the US and Dutch media landscape.

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Our Partners

We are pleased to partner with the IAPMR and CEU-CMDS for this resource


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.


The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) is a research center for the study of media, communication, and information policy and its impact on society and practice. CMDS is part of the Central European University’s (CEU) School of Public Policy and serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars, research institutions and activists. According to its strategy, the Center focuses on the three key challenges faced by journalism: media capture, disjointed policies and declining trust, and addresses these problems with a combination of applied research and investigative journalism.

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