Crossing Borders and Boundaries in Public Service Media

RIPE 2015
Editor(s): Gregory Ferrell Lowe, Nobuto Yamamoto

The seventh RIPE Reader investigates cross-boundary influences affecting public service media. PSM institutions remain domestically grounded and orientated, but must cope with international influences and the impact of globalisation. This presents significant environmental challenges keyed to policies that support networked communications which have important implications for the future of broadcasting. Meanwhile, internal institutional boundaries pose challenges to internal collaboration and synergy, and to achieving greater openness and cultivating public participation in PSM. Traditional boundaries between professional and non-professional production are often problematic, as well, for external collaboration. And there are enormous challenges in efforts to bridge boundaries between PSM and other public institutions (public sector), social movements (civil and volunteer sector) and companies (private sector). Cross-boundary phenomena offer tremendous opportunities for ensuring public service provision in the emerging media ecology, but managers and policy-makers must grapple with a range of dualities that require critical examination: public / private, national / international, broadcast / print, linear / non-linear, audience / user, production / distribution, citizen / consumer, and market / society. The scholarly contributions in this volume address issues that are relevant for improved understandings about Public Service Media Across Borders and Boundaries – a contemporary topic of keen theoretical and strategic importance.


Crossing Borders & Boundaries in PSM. Heritage, Complication and Development
Gregory Ferrell Lowe, Peter Goodwin, Nobuto Yamamoto
Section I. Broadcasting & Networked Communication
Broadcasting in the Post-Broadcast Era. Technology and Institution in the Development of Public Service Media
Taisto Hujanen
The PSM paradox with Net Neutrality
Marko Ala-Fossi
Above Us the Sky. The New Battle for Borders in Spectrum Allocation
Sylvia Harvey
Public Service Media in ‘Coopetitive’ Networks of Marketisation
Tanja Meyerhofer
Section II. The State, the Market & Civil Society
European Public Service Media and Communication Rights
Minna Aslama Horowitz, Hannu Nieminen
International Broadcasting and Editorial Independence. Case NHK Japan
Takashi Ito