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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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Ensuring public service news provision in the era of networked communications

2016
This article analyses the economic viability of news production in the two main categories of media organisations, legacy media and digital native media, with a focus on USA and Europe.

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Public Service Media in the Age of Digital Networks

2016
This article addresses the question as to whether public service media is still relevant in the “age of the internet and digital networks”?

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Innovation as the Key for the Future of Public Service Media

2016
This chapter looks at the effects of digitisation in the production and consumption of public media, and the changing needs for news in society.

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Making Public Television Social? Public Service Broadcasting and the Challenges of Social Media

2015
This article investigates how the rise of social media affects European public service broadcasting, particularly in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.

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Women and Media Industries in Europe

2015
An introductory overview of research into the progress made by the European Council in relation to the objectives set by the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, 1994.

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Moving beyond the Borders of Top–Down Broadcasting

2015
This article analyses whether and to what extent public broadcasters have been able to transpose concepts like interaction, cocreation, and participation into actual media service delivery.

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Public Service and Community Media

2015
This useful article outlines the similarities and differences between public service and community media.

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The Legitimacy of Public Service Broadcasting in the 21st Century

2014
An examination of the debates surrounding the future of public service broadcasting in Norway and Sweden in the 2000s.

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PSM’s Role in the Development of Media Technology and Applications

2014
Triggered by the pressures of globalization, the processes of media convergence have split into a two-way communication process consisting of both convergent and-divergent axes.

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The Export of US Infotainment

2014
What is the unstated line that public service networks will not cross when attempting to compete with commercial networks in terms of popular culture?

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Auntie Knows Best?

2013
PSBs are a central part of national news media landscapes. In many countries, PSBs are the first choice of citizens when it comes to news providers. And in perhaps more countries still, PSBs are thought of as specialists in provision of hard news.

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Ripe 2013: The Value of Public Service Media

2013
The sixth publication in the series of RIPE Readers on PSM published by NORDICOM

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The Public Sphere, Social Networks and Public Service Media

2011
This article argues that open-platform Public Service Media are capable of developing more comprehensive and inclusive social frameworks than online providers.

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Media Coverage of Science and Technology in Africa

2011
This paper critically analyses the role media has to play in facilitating the public understanding of science and technology across Africa.

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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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