[Air-L] Public Service Media in Challenging Times: Connectivity, Climate and Corona. A talk by Graham Murdock, hosted and organised by InnoPSM
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Mon Feb 8 04:47:15 PST 2021
Public Service Media in Challenging Times: Connectivity, Climate and
Corona. A talk by Graham Murdock, hosted and organised by InnoPSM
Mon, 15 February 2021, 16:00 British Time, 17:00 CET
Participants will receive Zoom access data at latest one day in advance
of the meeting.
In this talk, Prof Graham Murdock will analyse public service media in
the challenging times we live in.
The institutions and animating ideals of public service broadcasting
have been under continuous pressure for the last four decades. Advocates
of marketisation have argued long and hard that they are no longer
relevant or needed in a world of digital abundance and infinite choice,
pointing to the increasing migration of young people to on-line
platforms. These arguments continue to gain traction. A new proposal for
an alternative future must place relations between broadcasting and the
internet at the centre of argument. Discussions around how these
relations might be organised has been underway for some time but recent
developments have invested them with new relevance and urgency.
2020 was marked by a global pandemic, an accelerating climate crisis,
and an explosion of direct action across the political spectrum. The
processes driving these events are still unfolding presenting Public
Service Media with both new challenges and new opportunities. The talk
will open a conversation of how we might respond.
InnoPSM - Innovation in Public Service Media Policies is an AHRC
research network that facilitates exchange between academic experts and
key PSM stakeholders and develops a research agenda across national and
disciplinary boundaries with a view to advancing our thinking about
innovative policy solutions and strategies to respond to the major
digital challenges confronting PSM. This talk is part of InnoPSM’s focus
on Envisioning Public Service Media Utopias.
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