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.

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.

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Research & Resources

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Mutual Aid and the “Messy Middle”: pushing public radio toward antiracism

September 2021
This report by the Tow Center explores how public radio stations in the US are adopting initiatives to improve their diversity.

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News in Asia

September 2021
The Judith Neilson Institute's latest report brings together experts and institutions to provide a nuanced account of journalism in Asia.

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The State of State Media

September 2021
A Global Analysis of the Editorial Independence of State Media and an Introduction of a New State Media Typology

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The Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2021

June 2021
The Reuters Institute's latest Digital News Report reveals new insights about digital news consumption in 46 markets.

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Are public service media distinctive from the market?

May 2021
'Interpreting the political information environments of BBC and commercial news in the United Kingdom'. An article by Stephen Cushion.

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The Missing Middle: Reimagining a Future for Tweens, Teens, and Public Media

May 2021
Joan Ganz Cooney Center and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting have partnered to better understand how young people are engaging with media today in order to help public media better serve Gen Z.

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Public service media in Europe: law, theory and practice

Contributing to a rethink of Public Service Media, this book combines theoretical insights and legal frameworks with practice, examining theory and policy development in a bottom-up manner.

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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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Covid-TV: Routes to Content during Covid-19

What does the impact of Covid-19 on TV viewing tell us about the future of public service broadcasting (PSB) in the UK?

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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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Funding Journalism in Israel: Secrecy and Political Influence

June 2020
Unusual opacity is the most salient characteristic of the media system in Israel, where the involvement of political figures in media operation raises serious concerns.

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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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