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Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business

Public Service Broadcasting Online

A Comparative European Policy Study of PSB 2.0

Authors: Brevini, B.

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This book investigates the extent to which a Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) ethos has been extended to the online world in Europe. It examines the most significant policy initiatives carried out by PSBs in Europe on online platforms, and analyzes how the public service philosophy is being reinvented by policy makers.

About the authors

Benedetta Brevini is Lecturer in Communication and Media at the University of Sydney, Australia. Previous academics appointments include lectureships at City University and Brunel University in London, UK. A media reformer and journalist, Dr Brevini has been
working in Milan, New York and London for CNBC and RAI. Her co-edited book, Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism & Society, was published in March 2013.

Reviews

'Public Service Broadcasting Online explains the rich and treasured legacies of, and current threats to, institutions that historically have been vital to a cultural and political sense of belonging and engagement among Europeans. By taking stock of and comparing a diverse range of European public service broadcasting (PSB) systems, Benedetta Brevini helps us understand the ongoing political stakes of the digital migration of PSB. More importantly, at a time when European governments of all kinds have fallen prey to the seductions and imperatives of neoliberal ideology and practice, the author offers invaluable guidance for preserving what is best about European public service media.' - Professor Andrew Calabrese, University of Colorado, USA

'Public service broadcasting was a visionary experiment that extended the social purpose of radio and television through the enabling role of the democratic state. Can the potential of the internet to serve the public be similarly extended through state intervention? What are the obstacles that lie in the way? For an innovative and scholarly answer, read this admirable book.'

- Professor James Curran, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

"In short, with this work Brevini adds to the considerable school of thought on PSM. She successfully ties the specifities of public broadcasters' online activities to their historical, political and cultural development. The comprehrensiveness of her theoretical and empirical endeavours, while sometimes perhaps somewhat frustrating to those media policy scholars that look for the 'nitty-gritty' details of legal arrangements, is impressive and shows us a bigger picture that merits more scientific attention in the future." - Karen Donders, International Journal of Digital Television,


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brevini, Benedetta

    Pages 1-7

  • The European and Global Policy Framework of Public Service Broadcasting

    Brevini, Benedetta

    Pages 8-18

  • Theorizing Public Service Broadcasting Online

    Brevini, Benedetta

    Pages 19-29

  • A Normative Framework for PSB Online: The Idea of PSB 2.0

    Brevini, Benedetta

    Pages 30-53

  • Comparing Histories of PSB in Denmark, France, UK, Spain and Italy

    Brevini, Benedetta

    Pages 54-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Service Broadcasting Online
Book Subtitle
A Comparative European Policy Study of PSB 2.0
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29510-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137295101
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29509-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45173-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 200
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