A well-informed citizenry is vital for democracy. The BBC, which is the cornerstone of the UK’s unique public service broadcasting system, provides an essential service, both domestically and internationally. It pursues the truth and reflects our multi-faceted nation without regard for profit or ideology – yet it has been relentlessly attacked. The authors in this collection include a broad range of academic experts and senior industry figures. They examine the wider challenges to public service media, both globally and across the UK, and explore a new vision for the BBC’s future; how it could develop and innovate to meet the challenges of the anarchic information world we face.