Public Service Media in the Digital Age

Public Service Media in the Digital Age Author Agnes Gulyás
ISBN-10 9781443863575
Year 2014-07-03
Pages 175
Language en
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Public service media are going through dramatic transformations as a result of technological developments, policy changes, market pressures and changes in media consumption. A significant part of this transformation is connected to the enhanced and novel roles of audience initiative to use and generate content. The scale and significance of the changes are still contested and the future of the provisions remains unclear. This book synthesises current debates on public service media and provides analysis of the key issues from an international perspective. It brings together leading researchers in the field and offers case studies from different countries. The book explores two main areas: legacy public service broadcasters in the digital age and new forms of public service media. Chapters in this collection address such fundamental questions about the future of public service media as: are the public ready to take on genuinely participatory roles? Do public service media organisations and professionals seriously consider shifting to a radically more demand-oriented production? How would changes in public service media impact political discourses and landscapes?

Reinventing Public Service Communication

Reinventing Public Service Communication Author P. Iosifidis
ISBN-10 9780230277113
Year 2010-02-10
Pages 326
Language en
Publisher Springer

These essays address one of the most challenging debates in contemporary European media studies: the transition of the traditional Public Service Broadcasters into Public Service Media, as they widen their remit to produce and distribute public service content across more delivery platforms to meet the requirements of the digital age.

Public Service Broadcasting 3 0

Public Service Broadcasting 3 0 Author Mira Burri
ISBN-10 9781317664789
Year 2015-06-05
Pages 305
Language en
Publisher Routledge

The digital media environment is characterized by an abundance and diversity of content, a multiplicity of platforms, new modes of content production, distribution and access, and changed patterns of consumer and business behaviour. This has challenged the traditional model of public service broadcasting (PSB) in diverse ways. This book explores whether and how PSB should adapt to reflect the conditions of the digital media space so that it can effectively and efficiently continue to serve its public mandate. Drawing on literature on media governance in media and communication science, public international law as well as discussions on cyberlaw, Mira Burri maps and critically analyses existing policy and scholarly debates on PSB transformation. She challenges some of conventional rationales for reform, identifies new ones, as well as exposes the limitations placed upon existing and future policy solutions by global media governance arrangements, especially in the fields of trade, copyright and Internet governance. The book goes on to advance a future-oriented model of Public Service Media, which is capable of matching an environment of technological and of governance complexity. As a work that explores how public interest objectives can be pursued efficiently and sustainably in the digital media ecology, this book will be of great interest and use to students and researchers in media law, information technology law, and broadcast media studies, as well as to policy-makers.

Transparency and Funding of Public Service Media Die deutsche Debatte im internationalen Kontext

Transparency and Funding of Public Service Media     Die deutsche Debatte im internationalen Kontext Author Christian Herzog
ISBN-10 9783658179977
Year 2017-07-31
Pages 363
Language de
Publisher Springer-Verlag

Durch ihren öffentlichen Auftrag und die Finanzierung durch die Haushaltsabgabe stehen ARD, ZDF und das Deutschlandradio unter einem besonderen Legitimations- und Rechtfertigungsdruck. Dabei rücken Forderungen nach transparenteren Finanz- und Gremienstrukturen der Sendeanstalten zunehmend in den Vordergrund. Neben der deutschen Debatte reflektiert der Band in 14 Länderfallstudien Entwicklungen und Diskussionen um die Zukunft der Finanzierung öffentlich-rechtlicher Medien und verbindet dabei medienpolitische Forschung und Praxis.

The Media Welfare State

The Media Welfare State Author Trine Syvertsen
ISBN-10 9780472052158
Year 2014-10-22
Pages 164
Language en
Publisher University of Michigan Press

The Media Welfare State: Nordic Media in the Digital Era comprehensively addresses the central dynamics of the digitalization of the media industry in the Nordic countries—Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland—and the ways media organizations there are transforming to address the new digital environment. Taking a comparative approach, the authors provide an overview of media institutions, content, use, and policy throughout the region, focusing on the impact of information and communication technology/internet and digitalization on the Nordic media sector. Illustrating the shifting media landscape the authors draw on a wide range of cases, including developments in the press, television, the public service media institutions, and telecommunication.

Media in the Digital Age

Media in the Digital Age Author John V. Pavlik
ISBN-10 0231512139
Year 2012-04-13
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Columbia University Press

Digital technologies have fundamentally altered the nature and function of media in our society, reinventing age-old practices of public communication and at times circumventing traditional media and challenging its privileged role as gatekeepers of news and entertainment. Some critics believe these technologies keep the public involved in an informed discourse on matters of public importance, but it isn't clear this is happening on a large scale. Propaganda disguised as news is flourishing, and though interaction with the digital domain teaches children valuable skills, it can also expose them to grave risks. John V. Pavlik critically examines our current digital innovations& mdash;blogs, podcasting, peer-to-peer file sharing, on-demand entertainment, and the digitization of television, radio, and satellites& mdash;and their positive and negative implications. He focuses on present developments, but he also peers into the future, foreseeing a media landscape dominated by a highly fragmented, though active audience, intense media competition, and scarce advertising dollars. By embracing new technologies, however, Pavlik shows how professional journalism and media can hold on to their role as a vital information lifeline and continue to operate as the tool of a successful democracy.

Motherhood in the Media

Motherhood in the Media Author Barbara Barnett
ISBN-10 9781317496793
Year 2016-02-19
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Routledge

This book examines contemporary media stories about women who kill their children. By analyzing media texts, motherhood blogs, and journalistic interviews, the book seeks to understand better maternal violence and the factors that lead women to harm their children. The central thesis of this book is that media practices have changed dramatically during the past 50 years, as has society’s views on "appropriate" feminine behavior, yet definitions of characteristics of good mothers remain largely defined by 1950s sit coms, Victorian ideals, and Christian theology. The book contends that in spite of media saturation in American society, and the media’s increased opportunities to tell complex and nuanced stories, news media narratives continue to situate maternal violence as rare, unfathomable, and unpredictable. The news media’s shift in focus—from public service to profit-making industry—has encouraged superficial coverage of maternal violence as reporters look for stories that sell, not stories that explain. Motherhood blogs, in contrast, offer an opportunity for women to tell their own stories about motherhood, based on experience. Interviews with journalists offer insights into how the structure of their jobs dictates media coverage of this intimate form of violence.

Reinventing Public Service Television for the Digital Future

Reinventing Public Service Television for the Digital Future Author Mary Debrett
ISBN-10 9781841503219
Year 2010
Pages 253
Language en
Publisher Intellect Books

Once regarded as a system in decline, public service broadcasters have acquired renewed legitimacy in the digital environment, as drivers of digital take-up, innovators and trusted brands. Exploring this remarkable transformation through six case studies, Reinventing Public Service Television for the Digital Future engages with the new opportunities and challenges facing public service media, outlining the ways in which interactive technologies are now expanding the delivery of diverse goals and enhancing public accountability. Drawing on fifty interviews with media industry and academic specialists from four countries, Debrett analyses the constraints and possibilities of the public service system and its prospects for continued survival in the age of on-demand media. --Book Jacket.

Media Freedom and Pluralism

Media Freedom and Pluralism Author Beata Klimkiewicz
ISBN-10 9789639776739
Year 2010
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Central European University Press

The book addresses a critical analysis of major media policies in the European Union and the Council of Europe at the period of profound changes affecting both media environments and use, as well as the logic of media policy making and reconfiguration of traditional regulatory models. The analytical problem-related approach explores three problem areas: freedom of expression as a regulatory rationale, AVMS Directive and content-related regulation, and media pluralism and structural regulation. This volume offers a perspective of both "new" and "old" EU Member States on a media policy process seen as an integral part of a European communication space formation and exercise of communication rights. Book jacket.

Public Sector Information in the Digital Age

Public Sector Information in the Digital Age Author Georg Aichholzer
ISBN-10 1781956553
Year 2004-12-20
Pages 342
Language en
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing

This timely volume reviews key issues and developments in the controversial area of public sector information (PSI). It addresses the fundamental themes, challenges and conflicts surrounding the access to, and use of, PSI in the new digital era. Using detailed empirical analyses and case studies from across Europe and the USA, the authors focus on the crucial policy, economic, legal and social issues. The public sector is the biggest single producer and holder of information including administrative and government documents, regulatory texts, political data and public registers. The authors demonstrate that this huge store of information is a key resource for a broad range of stakeholders such as citizens, civic organisations, private businesses and public sector agencies. They argue that charging the marginal cost of dissemination, a policy favoured in the US, will lead to optimal economic growth in society and will far outweigh the immediate perceived benefits of aggressive cost recovery.

The Marketplace of Attention

The Marketplace of Attention Author James G. Webster
ISBN-10 9780262027861
Year 2014-09-05
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher MIT Press

Feature films, television shows, homemade videos, tweets, blogs, and breaking news: digital media offer an always-accessible, apparently inexhaustible supply of entertainment and information. Although choices seems endless, public attention is not. In The Marketplace of Attention, James Webster explains how audiences take shape in the digital age.

European Media in the Digital Age

European Media in the Digital Age Author Richard Rooke
ISBN-10 9781317866060
Year 2013-11-04
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Routledge

This introductory textbook for Media and Communication Studies students is designed to encourage observation and evaluation of the European media in the digital age, enabling students to grasp key concepts and gain a broad and clear overview of the area. It also introduces the principal debates, developments (legislative, commercial, political and technological) and issues shaping the European media today, and examines in depth the mass media, digital media, the internet and new media policy. Understanding today’s media scene from print to audiovisual needs a wider view and this book helps make comprehensible the European media within a broader global media landscape. The text is pedagogically rich and explores a variety of approaches to help the reader gain a better understanding of the European media world. Students are encouraged to start thinking about statistics, relating this to economics, analysing regulations, and combining media theories with theories of European Union integration. The book also includes the use of case studies, illustrations, summaries, critical reflections and directions to wider reading. The European Media in the Digital Age is recommended for all Media Studies students and is also of key interest to students of Politics and Policy, Business Studies, International Studies and European Studies

Corruption and Reform in India

Corruption and Reform in India Author Jennifer Bussell
ISBN-10 9781107019058
Year 2012-03-26
Pages 306
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

This book asks why some governments improve public services more effectively than others. Through the investigation of a new era of administrative reform, in which digital technologies may be used to facilitate citizens' access to the state, Jennifer Bussell's analysis provides unanticipated insights into this fundamental question. In contrast to factors such as economic development or electoral competition, this study highlights the importance of access to rents, which can dramatically shape the opportunities and threats of reform to political elites. Drawing on a sub-national analysis of twenty Indian states, a field experiment, statistical modeling, case studies, interviews of citizens, bureaucrats, and politicians, and comparative data from South Africa and Brazil, Bussell shows that the extent to which politicians rely on income from petty and grand corruption is closely linked to variation in the timing, management, and comprehensiveness of reforms. The book also illuminates the importance of electoral constituencies and coalition politics in shaping policy outcomes.

Public Service Content

Public Service Content Author Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Culture, Media and Sport Committee
ISBN-10 0215037251
Year 2007
Pages 77
Language en
Publisher The Stationery Office

In March 2006, the Government published its White Paper on the BBC ("A public service for all: the BBC in the digital age", Cm. 6763 (ISBN 9780101676328)) which set out the framework for the BBC's role as a public service broadcaster over the next ten years. Given the concerns that have been raised over the future sustainability of the current public service broadcasting system, the Committee's report examines a range of issues including: the prospects for maintaining plurality in public service broadcasting in the digital age; the practicality of continuing to impose public service obligations on commercial broadcasters; the viability of existing funding models for ITV, Channel 4 and Five; and the case for public funding of broadcasters in addition to the BBC. Amongst its findings, although the Committee notes its overall confidence in the viability of most types of public service content, it recognises that some content is already coming under pressure and that this is likely to increase over time. The report argues that the BBC should not be left as the only supplier of public service content in any area of programming, as the maintenance of plurality is an important public policy objective. Public funding, using licence fee income or general taxation, should be made available to all broadcasters on a contestable basis, to bring the benefits of competition to the provision of public service content that the market might not otherwise provide, such as UK­produced children's programming or regional programming.

Journalism and PR

Journalism and PR Author John Lloyd
ISBN-10 9780857737410
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher I.B.Tauris

Public relations and journalism have had a difficult relationship for over a century, characterised by mutual dependence and – often – mutual distrust. The two professions have vied with each other for primacy: journalists could open or close the gates, but PR had the stories, the contacts and often the budgets for extravagant campaigns. The arrival of the internet, and especially of social media, has changed much of that. These new technologies have turned the audience into players – who play an important part in making the reputation, and the brand, of everyone from heads of state to new car models vulnerable to viral tweets and social media attacks. Companies, parties and governments are seeking more protection – especially since individuals within these organisations can themselves damage, even destroy, their brand or reputation with an ill-chosen remark or an appearance of arrogance. The pressures, and the possibilities, of the digital age have given public figures and institutions both a necessity to protect themselves, and channels to promote themselves free of news media gatekeepers. Political and corporate communications professionals have become more essential, and more influential within the top echelons of business, politics and other institutions. Companies and governments can now – must now – become media themselves, putting out a message 24/7, establishing channels of their own, creating content to attract audiences and reaching out to their networks to involve them in their strategies Journalism is being brought into these new, more influential and fast growing communications strategies. And, as newspapers struggle to stay alive, journalists must adapt to a world where old barriers are being smashed and new relationships built – this time with public relations in the driving seat. The world being created is at once more protected and more transparent; the communicators are at once more influential and more fragile. This unique study illuminates a new media age.