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.

Coronavirus: Resources & best practices

Essential resources for sourcing and reporting news about the coronavirus pandemic

Research & Resources

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Online violence Against Women Journalists: A Global Snapshot of Incidence and Impacts

December 2020
This report presents a snapshot of the first substantial findings from a global survey about online violence against women journalists conducted by UNESCO and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in late 2020.

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Shining a Spotlight on Media Freedom?

October 2020
Media Coverage of the Global Campaign for Media Freedom - the first project report by Martin Scott, Mel Bunce, Mary Myers.

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Who Finances India’s Journalism?

June 2020
Commercial advertisers are the largest players in terms of funding spent in the media in India, but the state has also a significant role, financing the country’s public service broadcaster, shelling out public advertising money to commercial media and holding a monopoly over the news radio market.

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Journalism Thrives in Slovakia Despite Growing Oligarchic Control

May 2020
Slovaks have access to a plethora of news platforms, but many of them are in the hands of powerful financial corporations, closely linked with political groups. Nevertheless, swelling demand for accurate, quality information boosts the country’s independent journalism.

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Reporting facts: free from fear or favour

Preview of In Focus report on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

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Organisational Culture of Public Service Media: People, values, processes

In 2015-2019 Dr Michał Głowacki and Professor Lizzie Jackson investigated the internal organisational cultures of ten successful high technology clusters in North America and Europe to identify strategies to support the evolution of Public Service Media worldwide. Read their project report.

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Gender Equality and Diversity Implications of COVID-19 Crisis for Public Service Media

What have been the gender and diversity implications of COVID-19 for media?

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Routes to Content: how people decide what TV to watch

With more than half of UK households owning an internet-connected TV and subscribed to at least one SVOD, this article sought to analyse how people discover and decide what television to watch and explore just how accessible public service television is. 

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News media broadly trusted, views of UK government response to COVID-19 highly polarised

This Reuters Institute factsheet is the first of the UK COVID-19 news and information project and explores how people navigate news and information in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Types, sources, and claims of COVID-19 misinformation

A Reuters Institute factsheet identifying some of the main types of misinformation shared during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Trust in Media

Public Service Media are the most trusted source for news in 61% of European countries according to this EBU report. 

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The Value of PSM

This European Broadcast Union publication from January 2020 showcases the value that public service media brings to European citizens.

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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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