Research Papers


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

These papers 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 we have missed? Please get in touch, we would be pleased to review it here. Also see our publications 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 or employer if this is the case.

Analysis of the Reaction Between & Impact of Public Service Media & Private Media

Date: N/A
Using academic and stakeholder research, this RISJ report explores the relation between public and private media organisations with regard to their political, social and market impact.

PSM research websites

Here you will find a number of recommended organisations that specialise in PSM and other relevant media research.

Gendering War and Peace Reporting

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

Report: What we do and do not know about the impact of public service media

November 2016
New RSJI report on the impacts of public service media

Policy Solutions and International Perspectives on the Funding of Public Service Media Content for Children

May 2016

This report was published following the release of UK government’s White Paper on A BBC for the Future: A broadcaster of distinction and the decision to pilot a new public service content fund, which will be used to fund genres identified as being in decline.

Obeying His Masters’ Voices


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