The Public Media Alliance gathers research papers on public service media and policy from around the world

These papers and research websites cover a wide range of topics, such as the mounting challenges faced by TV and radio outlets due to diminishing budgets and converging media, as well as the perennial issues of independence and impartiality.

Is there a recent paper or website we have missed? Please get in touch, we would be pleased to review it here. Also see the Our Research section for our own research reports and handbooks on broadcasting. We also keep track of research news and calls for papers.

Some of the following pages 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.

PSB report

Rethinking Public Service Broadcasting’s Place in International Media Development

2016

This report re-evaluates the role of public service broadcasting (PSB) in the current, international media climate and what its future may hold. 

Public Service Media & Digital Innovation: The Small Nation Experience

2018

This chapter from Nordicom's 2018 publication Public Service Media in the Networked Society, emphasises the role of public media in providing minority language services in small nation states. 

Getting the Message Across

2018

Reporting on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific: A Handbook for Journalists

Journalism, ‘Fake News’ and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training

November 2018
This recent publication explores the key feature of journalism and seeks to guide readers on how to best navigate the news environment and fight against misinformation.

RISJ 2018

RISJ DIgital News Report 2018

June 2018
This year's edition of the ever comprehensive Reuters Institute Digital News Report highlights a fall in the use of social media for news in a number of key markets

Website: Humanitarian Journalism

The Humanitarian Journalism project is seeking to better understand how the news media report on humanitarian crises and what shapes their coverage.

PSM research websites

Are you interested in public service media (PSM) research? Are you struggling to find specific research articles related to contemporary PSM around the world?

Policy Websites

Recommended websites related to public service media policy

Trust in Ethical Journalism – The Key to Media Futures

April 2018
The latest 'Ethics in the News' report from the Ethical Journalism Network explores how the communications revolution is continuing to pose more questions than answers over a public crisis of confidence, both in democracy and in sources of public information.