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 on different social media platforms.

Financing


Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), 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

  • 27/10/2017 , St. Pölten
    Matthias Karmasin,  Florian Saurwein,  Tobias Eberwein,  Nadja Christin Vogl: 
    Kennzahlen des öffentlichen Rundfunks – ein internationaler Vergleich [Key figures of public broadcasting – an international comparison]
    Gemeinsame Jahrestagung der DGPuK-Fachgruppe „Medienökonomie" und des Netzwerks Medienstrukturen, Fachhochschule St. Pölten
  • 28/05/2017 , San Diego, CA
    Corinna Wenzel: 
    Why we need new types of public news funding
    ICA 67th Annual Conference
  • 12/05/2017 , Ghent
    Matthias Karmasin,  Florian Saurwein,  Tobias Eberwein,  Nadja Vogl: 
    For what it’s worth. Measuring the performance of public service broadcasters in Europe
    Annual conference of the European Media Management Association (emma)
  • 27/04/2017 , Chur
    Corinna Wenzel: 
    Projektbasierte Medienförderung und ihr Beitrag zur Qualität öffentlicher Kommunikation [Project-based media funding and its contribution to the quality of public communication]
    Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Kommunikations‐ und Medienwissenschaft SGKM
  • 19/01/2017 , Salzburg
    Corinna Wenzel: 
    Digital communication, governance and society. How to safeguard public service journalism in a digital communication environment
    2017 Shanghai-Salzburg Seminar Series (SSSS Conference). Communication and Social Development II

Books and Monographs

Books and Monographs

Articles and Book Chapters

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Gerard-Wenzel, C. (2017). Die Rechtsprechung des ÖVfGH zur Facebook-Aktivität des ORF. Feststellungen der Erkenntnisse VfGH v. 27.6.2013 und VfGH v. 2.4.2014 zu Rundfunkfreiheit und staatlichen Gewährleistungspflichten. Zeitschrift Für Medien- Und Kommunikationsrecht, 48, 20-24.

Research Papers

Research Papers

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