We are pleased to announce that our InnoPSM Research Network project has resumed after we had to suspend it for six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.
Given ongoing restrictions on face-to-face meetings in the UK, we have redesigned our final Envisioning Public Service Media Utopias workshop, originally scheduled to take place in London on 18/19 May 2020, as an online discussion forum among PSM experts and stakeholders that will take place through the E|Comitee platform from December 2020 through January 2021.
The idea for this workshop comes from two members of the InnoPSM Project Steering Group: Klaus Unterberger of the Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), the Austrian national public service broadcaster, and Prof. Christian Fuchs from the University of Westminster. We are very pleased that over 60 PSM experts from the UK, Europe and beyond have accepted our invitation to join the discussion to advance utopian thinking on public service media. Participants include young and senior academics, regulators, PSM practitioners and managers, and representative of civil society and PSM advocacy groups.
The discussion will be organised around four thematic clusters:
1: PSM’s Challenges;
2: Visions of Change;
3: PSM Utopias;
4: Public Service Internet.
We wish the participants a good and productive discussion.
Results, conclusions and recommendations will be presented at an online conference in
March 2021. The final outcome will be a Public Service Media Manifesto, that will set out
the participants’ utopian vision for PSM. Stay tuned!