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 broadcasters in different countries, inside and outside Europe and to investigate how they work and what can be learned from them.

Co-Chair:  Yik-Chan Chin [Contact]
Co-Chair: Alessandro D’Arma [Contact]

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 broadcasting’s value to the public.

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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.