Governance of Public Service Media: Traditions and Transitions

Abstract

Media organizations – and with it the whole journalistic profession – are currently experiencing profound structural changes, as they are put under pressure by digitization and the erosion of established business models. These transitions also have consequences for public service media (PSM): On the one hand, PSM are necessarily obligated to their traditional public remit; on the other hand, they need to find a way to adapt to the realities of the present media world. How can PSM actors fulfill their social function in the digital communication environments of today? What are the consequences of the current transitions for media governance and policy-makers? Which funding models can help public media organizations to maintain quality? And how can the performance of PSM be measured after all? Our research offers answers to such questions from a comparative perspective – for example by compiling various key figures that display and quantify economic, program-related and audience-related dimensions of PSM, by evaluating different modes of project-based journalism funding, and by analyzing PSM activities in the online world.

Financing

Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), International Federation of Television Archives, Heinrich Graf Hardegg’sche Stiftung

Projects

Key figures of public service broadcasting

Digital archiving in public service media: Ethical issues and legal restrictions

Die grundrechtliche und wettbewerbsrechtliche Zulässigkeit projektbasierter Medienförderung

Lectures

Lectures

Books and Monographs

Books and Monographs

Articles and Book Chapters

Articles and Book Chapters

Research Papers

Research Papers

Popular Publications

Popular Publications

Popular Talks

Popular Talks

In the media

Stephan Russ-Mohl (2019). Krasse Unterschiede. Öffentlich finanzierte Medienunternehmen verdanken ihre Existenzberechtigung nicht den Quoten. Zu messen wäre, welche Leistungen sie für welche Zielgruppen erstellen. Der Tagesspiegel, 7.4.2019, https://www.tagesspiegel.de/gesellschaft/medien/media-lab-krasse-unterschiede/24192168.html