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.

Public Television in Latin America: Changing to the Digital Age

2017
This research article tracks the history of public television in Latin America and its journey towards digital transition.

Obeying His Masters’ Voices

2016
This chapter focusses on governance issues within public media organisations, particularly the juggling act of “guarding editorial independence and securing accountability”.

Gendering War & Peace Reporting

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

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.

Report: 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.

Making Sense of Innovation

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

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.

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.

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”?

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.