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Where Next for Public Service Broadcasting?

Jean Seaton and Suzanne Franks

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Sam Moghadam Khamseh

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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.

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  • Jean Seaton

    Jean Seaton

    Jean Seaton is Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster. She is the Director of the Orwell

    Foundation and a member of Political Quarterly's editorial board.

    Articles by Jean Seaton
  • Suzanne_Franks_11_03_241.jpg

    Suzanne Franks

    Suzanne Franks is Professor of Journalism at City, University of London and a former BBC TV

    journalist. She has published widely on the history and development of broadcasting.

    Articles by Suzanne Franks
Volume 95, Issue 1

Latest Journal Issue

Volume 95, Issue 1

Includes a collection on the Future of Public Service Broadcasting, edited by Suzanne Franks and Jean Seaton. This features articles such as 'The Governance of the BBC' by Diane Coyle; 'A Public Service Internet - Reclaiming the Public Service Mission' by Helen Jay; and 'BBC Funding: Much Ado about the Cost of a Coffee a Week' by Patrick Barwise. There are a wide range of other articles including 'Back to the Stone Age: Europe's Mainstream Right and Climate Change’ by Mitya Pearson and 'Labour, the Unions and Proportional Representation' by Cameron Rhys Herbert. Finally, there is a selection of book reviews such as Lyndsey Jenkins's review of Fighting For Life: The Twelve Battles that Made Our NHS and the Struggle for Its Future by Isabel Hardman, and Victoria Brittain's review of Three Worlds, Memoirs of an Arab-Jew by Avi Shlaim.

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