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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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PSM & Democracy

2019

The EBU's research demonstrates how countries with robust public service broadcasting systematically rank higher in core democratic indicators.

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Humanitarian Journalism

The Humanitarian Journalism project is seeking to better understand how the news media report on humanitarian crises and what shapes their coverage.

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First Draft’s Essential Guide to Responsible Reporting in an Age of Information Disorder

2019

This guide helps to spark discussions on best editorial practice in approaching and covering issues such as terrorism, conspiracy theories, manipulated content in an age of technological innovations and information disorder. 

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PSM research websites

Are you interested in public service media (PSM) research? Are you struggling to find specific research articles related to contemporary PSM around the world?

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Future and Emerging Technologies for the Media Sector

2019

This report by MediaRoad's Policy Hub analyses the potential impact of future and emerging technologies on the media sector

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Policy Websites

Recommended websites related to public service media policy

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A Pillar of Democracy on Shaky Ground

2019

This report gives an overview of public service media in South East Europe; referring to the ten countries.

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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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Public service broadcasting

2019

A report by the UK House of Lords on public service broadcasting in the age of video on demand concludes that PSBs are vital and in need of better support to continue producing high-quality content. However, they also need to adapt to serve and reflect all audiences.

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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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