Broadcasting & Convergence: New Articulations of the Public Service Remit


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 discource and policy about a quality of public life interdependent with social processes tha continue to respect and also defend values that nourish media pluralism, cultural divesity, 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.

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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

About the Authors

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