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Introduction: Where Next for Public Service Broadcasting?

Franks, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-9449-2725 & Seaton, J. (2024). Introduction: Where Next for Public Service Broadcasting?. The Political Quarterly, 95(1), pp. 8-11. doi: 10.1111/1467-923x.13381


Good quality information is a public utility: the rich and powerful will always have access to what they need to know, but poor people do not. Indeed, increasing inequalities in access to decent information underlie other more obvious inequalities. Bad information does not respect borders and yet democracy depends on informed citizens. The case for public intervention in what used to be called broadcasting, now including digital media—but which needs to be thought of as a public information space—is at a tipping point. This collection of essays sets out these vital challenges and offers some innovative solutions.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2024 The Authors.The Political Quarterlypublished by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of The Political Quarterly Publishing Co. Ltd.This is an open access article under the terms of theCreative Commons AttributionLicense, which permits use, distribution andreproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publisher Keywords: public service broadcasting, media, digital media, BBC, governance, access, inequalities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity
School of Communication & Creativity > Journalism
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