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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Public Service Broadcasting

ISBN 9780230238954
Publication Date May 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Key Concerns in Media Studies

Written by a leading expert in the field, this concise text explores the development and the future of public service broadcasting. It thoroughly explains key debates in terms of wider cultural contexts and examines key issues including legislation, funding and digitalisation. This is invaluable reading for all students of media and broadcasting.

David Hendy is Professor of Media and Communication (Media and Film) at the University of Sussex, UK. David was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2010. He is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow.

1. Introduction: Why Public Service Broadcasting?
2. Enlightenment: First Principles, Deep Origins
3. Democracy: Politics, Public Opinion and Debate
4. Cultivation: Broadcasting Culture
5. Service: The Ethos of the Broadcasters
6. Choice: Responding to Competition
7. Trust: Public Service in the New Media World
8. Conclusion


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