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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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Trust in Ethical Journalism – The Key to Media Futures

April 2018
The latest 'Ethics in the News' report from the Ethical Journalism Network explores how the communications revolution is continuing to pose more questions than answers over a public crisis of confidence, both in democracy and in sources of public information.

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Pathways to Media Reform in Sub‑Saharan Africa: Reflections from a Regional Consultation

December 2017
This report lays out a vision for how the continuing struggle for vibrant, independent, and plural media systems in the region might more effectively bolster efforts of democratic revitalization.

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In the Service of Power: Media Capture and the Threat to Democracy

August 2017
This brilliant collection of essays explores media capture and the multifaceted threats facing independent journalism, beyond those posed by direct state control.

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The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in Bosnia and Herzegovina

June 2017
This working paper explores the future of public service broadcasting (PSB) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in light of the complex situation it is currently facing.

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The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in Serbia

May 2017
This paper examines the status, role, and main challenges of the reform of the public service broadcasting (PSB) in Serbia.

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Gendering War & Peace Reporting

2016
Nordicom publication exploring analytic approaches to how traditional war journalism is gendered.

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What we do and do not know about the impact of public service media

2016
New RSJI report on the impacts of public service media.

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Throwing the Switch

2015
With 2015 being the deadline for many countries to make the switch from analogue broadcasting to digital, the CIMA has produced this report as an update to the progress of transition.

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Ofcom: Public Service Broadcasting in the Internet Age

2015
This document, produced by the independent British broadcasting regulator, sets out its conclusions from its third review into public service broadcasting in the UK.

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New Zealand: Children’s Media Use Study

2015
This research produced by New Zealand’s Broadcasting Standards Authority elucidates to the changing use of media platforms by the country’s 6-14 year olds.

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Autonomy and Regulatory Frameworks of Public Service Media in the Triangle of Politics, the Public and the Economy

2014
This study analyses the influencing factors on PSM regulatory frameworks in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom

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Media and Gender

2014
A scholarly agenda for the Global Alliance on Media and Gender.

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Mapping Digital Media: News and New Media in Central Africa

2012
In this report, Marie-Soleil Frère surveys the news landscapes of DRC, Burundi, and Rwanda. Marshalling an impressive range of data, she examines patterns of production and consumption, the often grim realities of law and regulation, the embryonic state of media policy, the role of donors, and the positive impact of online platforms.

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Quality Indicators for Public Broadcasters – Contemporary Evaluation

2012
This UNESCO report discusses ways of assessing quality in public media.

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Public policies for public service media

2010
UK and the German policy cases, with warnings and lessons from the USA.

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Our Partners

We are pleased to partner with the IAPMR and CEU-CMDS 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.


CEU CMDSCEU-CMDS

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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