Online Conference: The Future of Public Service Media

Hosted by: 
Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts


  • The future of public service media: An introduction. Slavko Splichal, vice-president, Development Council at SASA
  • Public service media as a citizen and democracy-oriented project: Is there a mismatch between theory, the law and practice? Karen Donders, Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Director of Public Value, Talent and Organisation at Flemish public broadcaster VRT
  • “Optimization of remit and structure”: Process, parameter, and problems of a draft media law in Germany. Barabara Thomass, Professor at the Ruhr University Bochum, member of the ZDF Board of Directors
  • How to create public value: Independent. Accountable. Distinctive. Klaus Unterberger, Head of the Public Value Department of ORF, Vienna
  • PSM: Challenges to the arms-length principle in online environment. Hannu Nieminen, Professor at University of Helsinki
  • Public service media in Sweden. Jonas Ohlsson, Professor at the University of Gothenburg and Director of the Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research (NORDICOM)
  • Securing a strong BBC and its relevance to other PSBs. Steven Barnett, Professor at the University of Westminster
  • Hungarian media in the postcommunist autocracy. Maria Heller, Professor at Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE), Budapest
  • The digital transformation of PSB and implications for governance. Maria Michalis, co-President of the International Association of Public Media Researchers (IAPMR), associate professor at the University of Westminster
  • Discussion and Conclusions

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