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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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Research & Resources

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A comparative analysis of media freedom & pluralism in the EU member states

2016
European Parliament policy brief arguing that democratic processes in several EU countries are suffering from systemic failure, with the result that the basic conditions of media pluralism are not present.

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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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CRTC: Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2015

2015
Canadian regulatory paper looking at the future of compelling and diverse Canadian programming.

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority

2014-2015
Two recent reports from Australia’s broadcast and media regulation authority.

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Germany: Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting and Telemedia

2013
This treaty is a great example of how to implement a funding transition and regulatory changes within a federal State.

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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 Media 2.0

2009
This White Paper explores the future for public media in the USA whilst considering its historical democratic role.

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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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