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.
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Policy Solutions and International Perspectives on the Funding of Public Service Media Content for Children
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.
Nation Binding: How Public Service Broadcasting Mitigates Political Selective Exposure
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.
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”.