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

REPORT: Mapping the path to an integrated newsroom

The European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) report on media integration has been published. The Integration Media Production Strategies (IMPS) project visited nine public service broadcasters in eight countries to research practices and challenges they face in developing integrated media production. The report is focused especially on the experiences of the broadcasters’ news departments. Among the findings … Continued

REPORT: European broadcasters face challenges

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has published the outlines of its strategy for the next three years. The document, named Vision2020, identifies four challenges European public service broadcasters are currently facing: digitalization, globalization, demographic changes and the internet. The changing environment increases competition for the audience’s attention, but also broadens the possibilities of public service … Continued

CFP: Public service media in a networked society

The 8th biennal RIPE conference is now accepting submission proposals. The RIPE@2016 event, to be held at the University of Antwerp, is themed around public service media and titled Public service media in a networked society. The conference will span from the 22. to the 24. of September 2016. The even concerns itself with different … Continued

REPORT: State still influences Hungarian media

Hungarian state allocates its advertising spending unfairly, states a new report on Hungarian media by Mertek Media Monitor. The report, published this January, warns that the state’s politically biased advertising spending might influence editorial policies indirectly or create self-censorship among journalists. Although the state influence is slowly fading under the new government rule, the report … Continued

ARTICLE: Bringing BBC ideals to post-war Germany

  After the Second World War, repatriated Germans helped create a new generation of journalistis, writes Hans-Ulrich Wagner of Hans Bredow Institute. These Germans, who had been working for the BBC German Service during their exile, played a crucial role in forming the ideals of public service broadcasting in Northern Germany. Wagner focuses on these … Continued