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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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Gendering War & Peace Reporting

2016
Nordicom publication exploring analytic approaches to how traditional war journalism is gendered.

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A comparative analysis of media freedom & pluralism in the EU member states

2016
European Parliament policy brief arguing that democratic processes in several EU countries are suffering from systemic failure, with the result that the basic conditions of media pluralism are not present.

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What we do and do not know about the impact of public service media

2016
New RSJI report on the impacts of public service media.

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Making Sense of Innovation

2016
Process, product, and storytelling innovation in public service broadcasting organisations.

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Nation Binding: How Public Service Broadcasting Mitigates Political Selective Exposure

2016
Is there a media system that promotes less political selective exposure? This article explores this question within the context of the US and Dutch media landscape.

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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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Throwing the Switch

2015
With 2015 being the deadline for many countries to make the switch from analogue broadcasting to digital, the CIMA has produced this report as an update to the progress of transition.

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Verification Handbook

2015
A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage

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Ofcom: Public Service Broadcasting in the Internet Age

2015
This document, produced by the independent British broadcasting regulator, sets out its conclusions from its third review into public service broadcasting in the UK.

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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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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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