A new public service communication environment? Public service broadcasting values in the reconfiguring media

Harrison, J. and Wessels, B. (2005) A new public service communication environment? Public service broadcasting values in the reconfiguring media. New Media and Society, 7(6), pp. 834-853. (doi:10.1177/1461444805058172)

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Abstract

In a complex and changing communication environment public service broadcasting is being subject to increasing scrutiny. Using a series of exemplars from various information society programmes, this paper explores the social relations of a new communication environment, audience participation and public service values in the reconfiguration of new media forms in the European Union. These developments require a new analytical framework of a new public service communication environment which enables us to identify ‘reconfiguring’ forms of media, constituted from both traditional and new media. Our mapping of new, traditional and reconfiguring forms of media helps us to identify under what circumstances and institutional conditions the public service ethos is being sustained and rethought.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Bridgette Wessels would like to thank all the participants for their time and commitment in case studies cited (which were funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, European Union and the Office of the e-Envoy.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wessels, Professor Bridgette
Authors: Harrison, J., and Wessels, B.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:New Media and Society
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:1461-4448
ISSN (Online):1461-7315

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