The discussions about Channel 4 being pushed to move out of London, and about the BBC being forced to spend more of its programming budget outside the capital show that there is a shift towards better regional representation in UK programming. Attracting less media interest than Scotland and Northern Ireland, Wales is a particular case. In this post, Dr […]
In a climate of political change in the US, President Trump’s government is introducing new policies regarding media ownership, subsidized internet access, net neutrality and online privacy. In this post, Christopher Ali, Assistant Professor at the Department of Media Studies at University of Virginia provides an overview of recent media policy changes and makes a case for why citizens […]
From being abolished in 2013 to being relaunched in 2015, the Greek public broadcaster ERT has undergone a tumultous few years. In this post, Petros Iosifidis of City, University of London, who recently spoke at an event at the LSE on public service media in Europe, will shed light on the reasons why ERT has been widely perceived to […]
Recent years have brought about new challenges to media landscapes across Europe. Pressures from commercial broadcasters and declining audiences have been compounded by political and financial pressures that have led to questions about the very existence, role and purpose of public service broadcasting. An event held at the LSE last week addressed the future of public service media in […]
Public service media across Europe are facing new commercial and political challenges. Des Freedman, who is speaking today at the event ‘The Future of Public Service Media in Europe’ here at the LSE, writes about challenges for public service broadcasters in the UK. Des is project lead for the Inquiry into the Future of Public Service Television. He writes […]
Media regulation in the UK has been affected, at least in part, by the requirements of European Union (EU) law. So, which areas are likely to change once the UK formally leaves the EU? Lorna Woods, Professor of Media Law at the University of Essex, addresses some key regulatory areas.
The precise outcome is difficult to predict, of course, […]
There are concerned voices about the ‘trumpification of the media’ in the US in the run up to the 2016 presidential elections. Victor Pickard, Associate Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, argues that the commercial logic of US news organisations may have a serious impact on matters of profound importance such as democracy.
Donald Trump’s ascendance has many […]
Mariana Mazzucato is a Professor in the Economics of Innovation at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of the University of Sussex, and recently became a member of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s new economic advisory committee. Here she tackles accusations that the BBC is ‘crowding out’ the broadcasting market in the UK, and offers suggestions as to how to […]