Public Service Media Policies Working Group

The aim of this Working Group is to examine and make inventories of new performance practices and accountability mechanisms for public service media in different countries, inside and outside Europe and to investigate how they work and what can be learned from them.

Co-chair: Fiona Martin (University of Sydney, Australia) [Contact]
Co-chair: Anis Rahman (University of Washington, USA) [Contact]
Vice-chair: Yik-Chan Chin (Beijing Normal University, China) [Contact] 


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This Working Group is concerned with the performance practices and accountability mechanisms for public broadcasters and the extent to which governments need to intervene in the media market to correct market failures and to guarantee broadcasting as a public merit good. Its members are interested in whether there is a need for a new policy paradigm for public service broadcasting and alternative ways of assessing and measuring public service media’s value to the public.

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The Public Service Media Policies Working Group (PSM) will be holding online elections for two co-Chair and one Vice-chair positions, for the term 2021 - 2025. The deadline to submit candidacies is 16 May.
IAMCR's Public Service Media Policies Working Group invites the submission of proposals for single papers and multi-paper sessions (the online conference equivalent of a panel in a face to face conference) for IAMCR 2021, which will be held online from 11 to 15 July, with a regional hub in Nairobi, Kenya. The deadline for submission is 9 February 2021, at 23.59 UTC.
The Public Service Media Policies Working Group recently issued a newsletter with information of interest to its members, including recent publications, the IAMCR 2020 online conference and forthcoming events.
A special issue of Interactions Journal that originated from a post-conference held at the 2018 annual conference of IAMCR held in Eugene, Oregon is now available. The issue is guest-edited by Alessandro D’Arma and Yik Chan Chin (chairs of the PSM Working Group), and Minna Horowitz (International Network of PSM Experts).
This message from the heads of the Public Service Media Policies Working Group was distributed to all the working group members on 6 May 2020.
IAMCR's Public Service Media Policies Working Group invites the submission of abstracts of papers and proposals for panels for the 2020 conference of the Association, which will be held from 12 to 16 July, 2020 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
The Public Service Media Policies Working Group organised an IAMCR post-conference, “Public Service Media in a Time of Global Reordering: Sustainability, Reinvention and Extension”, on 25 June 2018 at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The post-conference was organised in collaboration with the Global PSM Experts Network.
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will hold its annual conference from 20-24 June 2018 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
IAMCR's Public Service Media Policies Working Group invites proposals that reflect the section's interest. 
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will hold its annual conference from 16-20 July, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia. IAMCR's Public Service Media Policies Working Group invites proposals that reflect the the section's interest. 
The IAMCR Working Group for Public Service Media Policies (PSMP) is looking for candidates to (co)chair its future activities.
The Public Service Media Policies Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research invites submissions for its open sessions at the 2016 IAMCR annual conference which will take place in Leicester from 27 to 31 July 2016.
The Public Service Media Policies Working Group invites submissions for its open sessions at the IAMCR annual conference that will be held at Montreal, Canada July 12-16, 2015.
Conference theme: “Hegemony or Resistance? The Ambiguous Power of Communication

Public Service Media Polices Working Group - Call for Proposals -Redefining public media spaces: Regional frames, global challenges
Established public media provisions are under threat: both public service broadcasting and professional journalism are severely challenged by new technologies and increasing competition in market-based media ecologies. At the same time the new...
altThe Public Service Media Policy Group invites submissions for its sessions at  IAMCR annual conference, to be held in Dublin, Ireland from 25-29 June 2013. The section seeks research that balances theory and practice, and aims at assessing the public value dimension in a global communications context. We welcome contributions exploring...
erythrina_caffraThe Working Group on Public Service Media Policies of the International Association for Media and Communication Research invites submissions for the IAMCR Conference to be held from July 15-19, 2012 at the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) in Durban, South Africa.
The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2012.
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International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)29th Annual Research ConferenceIstanbul, Turkey - July 13-17, 2011
Creating Public Value: For whom?
braga_2010International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change28th Annual Research ConferenceBraga, Portugal - July 18-22, 2010
Serving the Citizen - Public Service Broadcasting and Civil Society
Call for Papers
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15 FEBRUARY 2008!
Convenor: Jo Bardoel, ASCoR, University of Amsterdam / Radboud University Nijmegen
The Working Group on European Public Broadcasting Policies invites submissions
to the IAMCR 2008 Congress.  
Already for some time now public service broadcasters in Europe and elsewhere are prominently present in the domain of new media. This...