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Roddy Flynn interview

VIDEO: Media ownership and journalistic content

Roddy Flynn, a lecturer at Dublin City University talked to us about his research into the relationship between media ownership and journalistic content. He tells about findings concerning a study on whether media owners are treated differently by their own reporters. Flynn’s project looked at the public service broadcaster in Ireland and the largest private … Continued


CFP: The future of Canada’s native people’s broadcasting

A series of symposia on the topic of broadcasting and Canada’s native peoples is looking for contributions. Six regional gatherings and a three-day conference will be organised under the title “The future of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis broadcasting: Conversation & convergence”. The series of events is intended to vitalize discussion in advance of an … Continued

ARTICLE: Elite interaction on Twitter

Anders Olof Larsson, Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology, Bente Kalsnes, of University of Oslo and Christian Christensen, of University of Stockholm study Twitter use by public service broadcasters (PSBs) during national elections in Norway and Sweden. The study is based on an analysis of social media content and interviews with PSB journalists The interviews reveal that journalists often … Continued

ARTICLE: No clear country clusters in risks to PSM

In terms of risks to public service media’s independence, European countries do not fit neatly in categorizations such as that of Daniel Hallin and Paolo Mancini (2004), writes Maja Šimunjak of Middlesex University London. Šimunjak reviews the results of the Media Pluralism Monitor 2015 research. Among other things, the project looked into the ways governments … Continued

ARTICLE: Turning state media into PSB

Government-owned television has always been used for the interest of repressive regimes in Egypt, where the boundary between public service broadcasting (PSB) and state television has been blurry, write Rasha A. Abdulla, of The American University in Cairo. The article studies the boundaries between state and media in times of transition. The focus of the study … Continued

New International Communication Gazette special issue is out

June special issue of International Communication Gazette is published. The issue is called Fulfilling the public service remit in the post-broadcasting era: Does the medium still matter? The magazine includes five articles that stress themes such as broadcasting in Europe, mobile public service media in Australia, shifting Canadian public broadcasting to an online service and … Continued

REPORT: BBC and YLE lead public service innovation

BBC and YLE are Europe’s leading public service broadcasters for digital innovation, a report by Annika Sehl, Alessia Cornia and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen of Reuters institute for the study of journalism suggests. According to the report YLE and BBC have succeeded because they have invested in their mobile output and see technology as an opportunity rather … Continued

ARTICLE: TV news may decrease political knowledge

Exposure to commercial television news may decrease the viewers’ knowledge on political matters, while news provided by a public service broadcaster increase said knowledge, writes Jesper Strömbäck, of Mid Sweden University. Nearly seven thousand (6 897) Swedes participated in a four-wave panel survey, which measured their exposure to different TV news shows, and their political … Continued