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PSM Contribution to democracy: News, editorial standards and informed citizenship

Cushion, Stephen ORCID: 2019. PSM Contribution to democracy: News, editorial standards and informed citizenship. Połońska, Eva and Beckett, Charlie, eds. Public Service Broadcasting and Media Systems in Troubled European Democracies, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 23-39. (10.1007/978-3-030-02710-0_2)

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This chapter examines the questions that PSM face about their continued role and relevance against the backdrop of a fast-changing and increasingly commercialised media landscape. It examines the evidence about news produced by PSM and considers the implications for democracy in two ways. First, it draws on the latest academic scholarship to examine the evidence about whether PSM produce news that is distinctive from their market-driven rivals. Second, it considers how informative PSM coverage is compared to their commercial competitors. The chapter assesses the latest research to establish whether public or commercial media systems offer the most effective way of raising public knowledge about politics and public affairs.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9783030027094
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 June 2019
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2022 12:30

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