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Jan 8 2014

The Future of the BBC – my submission to the DCMS Select Committee for Charter Renewal

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This is my personal submission to the House of Commons Department of Culture, Media and Sports’ Select Committee inquiry into the future of the BBC in the lead up to BBC Charter Renewal in 2016. It draws partly on my … Continue reading

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Aug 22 2013

From fee to mutual? What kind of BBC do you want to emerge from Charter Renewal?

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If the BBC is such great value then why do we have to take 180,000 people to court every year to make them pay for it? In answering that question we soon get into a discussion about how public service … Continue reading

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Jun 29 2013

Why we should invest in trustworthy media #Almedalen

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This is the English version of a blog I wrote for Swedish Radio in advance on my talk at the annual Swedish political get-together called Almadalen. Think of the big things that happen in the world and how you know about … Continue reading

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May 31 2013

How Should Media Organisations Adapt To The Future Now? Trends In European Public Service Media (#EBUVision2020 conference report)

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  These are my live blog notes from the #EBUVision2020* conference in Brussels – 160+ public service media (PSM) executives from across the continent in a rather ornate Belgian theatre that once hosted Pavarotti. Cue various jokes about fat ladies … Continue reading

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Feb 13 2013

A strategic approach to the new threats and opportunities for Public Service Media

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Public Service Media like the rest of the industry is facing a tough time across Europe. In the Netherlands the government has ordered a wholesale restructuring as well as deep budget reductions. It’s a moment for the NPO to think … Continue reading

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Oct 13 2012

Ten (at least) Ways That Putting Social Media At The Heart of The Newsroom Improves Public Service Service Journalism

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Nadja Hahn is a business correspondent for ORF, Austrian Radio and an EBU Research Fellow here at Polis. She is researching the public service value of social media. This is her take on a visit to the new BBC integrated … Continue reading

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Sep 24 2012

Help! What is the value of social media to public service journalism?

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Added value for society is generally speaking what public service journalism aims for.  But what’s the public value of a tweet? How should public service journalists use Twitter and the rest of social media to produce public value? How do we … Continue reading

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Sep 5 2012

What is the value of social media to public service journalism? New research project

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We all know that using social media like Twitter and having online platforms such as blogs can enhance our journalism. But what if you have a particular public service brief, for example, working for a public service broadcaster? In some … Continue reading

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Mar 20 2012

It doesn’t matter who is the boss at the BBC. And yet, at this time it matters more than ever.

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BBC Director General Mark Thompson was the consummate BBC suit who was promoted quickly, did much, but left little substantial legacy that can be attributed directly to him. He was an adept politician, a hard-working and dedicated servant of public … Continue reading

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Jun 8 2011

POLIS Journalism Conference: Reporting The World (March 23rd) #polis12

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THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME – FIND LINKS TO VIDEO HERE   Here is the Polis Journalism Conference schedule – we start promptly at 9am but bear in mind it is subject to change! The topics will include debates in the main auditorium looking … Continue reading

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