Welcome to our shared public media research and resource page in collaboration with IAPMR and MJRC

Here you will find a broad selection of recommended journals, reports, websites and guides related to the core values of public service media, as well as specially-commissioned Research Insights – blogs, op-eds, pieces, written by leading researchers and academics on a chosen subject.

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 Media and Journalism Research Center (MJRC). 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.

Research Insights

A collection of articles written by leading researchers & academics from around the world, especially commissioned for PMA and IAPMR.

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Finding the funds for journalism to thrive

A policy brief by UNESCO that explores options to support media viability. "It makes 22 actionable recommendations."

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Public service: A Swedish overview of knowledge (Swedish)

A new research report by Nordicom provides an overview about "central issues regarding public broadcasting in Sweden."

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Resources for Media Workers Covering the Conflict in Ukraine

February 2022
A list of recommended tools and resources for journalists and media organisations covering the fast-developing conflict in Ukraine.

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Funding Democracy: Public Media and Democratic Health in 33 Countries

Funding Democracy: A new report provides evidence that where public media is better funded, they are "positively correlated with healthy democracies”.

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The Contribution of NRK to Norwegian Media Diversity

November 2021
NRK: A review from The Norwegian Media Authority to the Ministry of Culture on NRK's positive contribution to Norwegian society.

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Changing Newsrooms 2021

November 2021
This RISJ report finds that journalists 'will find newsrooms very different places to the ones they left. For some, the office has disappeared completely.'

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A Framework for Assessing the Role of Public Service Media Organizations in Countering Disinformation

October 2021
'In this article, we introduce a framework for assessing how PSM organizations are able to counter disinformation in different contexts.'

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Our Partners

We are pleased to partner with the IAPMR and MJRC 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 Media and Journalism Research Center is an independent media research and policy think tank that seeks to improve the quality of media policymaking and the state of independent media and journalism through research, knowledge sharing and financial support. MJRC continues the work of the Center for Media, Data & Society (CMDS), which until October 2022 operated as a unit of Central European University (CEU).

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