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PSB in the Digital Age - Volume 8 -

Issue 16 - 2019

Public Service Broadcasting in the Digital Age


Co-edited by Jérôme Bourdon, Mette Charis Buchman and Peter B. Kaufman

This special issue proposes a reexamination of public service broadcasting (PSB) in the light of the most recent technological, political and economic developments. Traditional public service broadcasters, ideally designed to serve citizens rather than consumers to inform the national conversations in well-informed democracies, face the double challenge of commercialization (since the 1980s) and digitization (since the 1990s). The question of their survival in this context has been posed again and again. The need for a redefinition seems inevitable.


Cover: Screenshots from The Mind of the Universe (VPRO, 2017)