Broadcasting & Convergence: New Articulations of the Public Service Remit

Editor(s): Taisto Hujanen, Gregory Ferrell Lowe

The publication is available in electronic version (pdf-format), the printed version is out of stock.

Will broadcasting survive convergence, and should it survive? If yes, why and in what form? The questions were fundamental to the RIPE@2002 conference in Finland and lay the groundwork for this book, representing the culmination of nearly two years of fruitful collaboration between media scholars and practitioners with a keen focus on the future of public service media. The contents help set the stage for the RIPE@2004 conference being organised in Denmark.

The essential idea behind Re-visionary Interpretations of the Public Enterprice [RIPE] is a recognition that conceptual justification for public broadcasting no longer resonates. The authors in this volume explore various dimensions about what is different to any compelling degree about the public service approach that convincingly justifies its remit today, and about what contemporary ingredients could fruitfully reframe its conceptual and operational designs.

This book is relevant to discourse and policy about a quality of public life interdependent with social processes that continue to respect and also defend values that nourish media pluralism, cultural diversity, political democracy and social tolerance. The book begins with the large-scale society and policy framework, moving next to the institutional framework and organizational practice, and concludes with consideration of reception and application. The authors also represent the Trans-Atlantic nature of the RIPE initiative.



Gregory Ferrell Lowe, Taisto Hujanen

Broadcasting and Convergence. Rearticulating the Future Past
Taisto Hujanen, Gregory Ferrell Lowe

Knowledge Society and Public Sphere. Two Concepts for the Remit
Barbara Thomass

Rethinking Broadcasting Policy in a Global Media Environment
Marc Raboy

European Regulation of Digital Television. The Opportunity Lost and Found?
Pertti Näränen

The Public/Private Tension in Broadcasting. The Canadian Experience with Convergence
Mary Vipond, John D. Jackson

The Discourse of Convergence. A Neo-liberal Trojan Horse
Jairo Lugo, Tony Sampson

Television in Russia. Is the Concept of PSB Relevant?
Yassen N. Zassoursky, Elena Vartanova

Of Markets and Supply. Public Broadcasting in Germany
Christina Holtz-Bacha

Public Service Broadcasting Is Not Dead Yet. Strategies in the 21st Century
Jeanette Steemers

U.S. Public Broadcasting and the Business of Public Service
Robert K. Avery, Alan G. Stavitsky

Bringing Public Service Broadcasting to Account
Karol Jakubowicz

From Ritual to Reality. Public Broadcasters and Social Responsibility in the Netherlands
Kees Brants, Jo Bardoel

Policy Development in Danish Radio Broadcasting 1980-2002. Layers, Scenarios and the Public Service Remit
Per Jauert

Public Service Broadcasting and Digital Television in the UK. The Politics of Positioning
Georgina Born

Outsourcing Core Competencies?
Gregory Ferrell Lowe, Ari Alm

Is There a Role and Place for Community Media in the Remit?
Jan Servaes, Rico Lie, Nico Carpentier

From Service to Access. Re-conceiving Public Television’s Role in the New Media Era
Minna Aslama, Hal Himmelstein

Mediated Access. Political Broadcasting, the Internet and Democratic Participation
Matthew Hibberd, Brian McNair

Consumer Convergence. Digital Television and the Early Interactive Audience in the UK
Vivi Theodoropoulou

Co-Evolution of Broadcast, Customized and Community-Created Media
Marko Turpeinen

Cross Media and (Inter)Active Media Use. A Situated Perspective
Tove Arendt Rasmussen, Pirkko Raudaskoski

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