Switching channels: A more pluralistic future for the BBC
The debate about the future of the BBC is underway. There are many issues that run through it - how to pay for the BBC, how well it uses the money – though the most fundamental question is about its purpose. This paper argues that the solution is to introduce greater pluralism into the BBC itself and break the hold of a single view of how to do public service broadcasting with the funding provided by the licence fee.
|Published:||15 October 2015|
Public Service Broadcasting in the UK: A Longer Term View
This paper, with a foreword by Gavyn Davies, explores what this changing context will mean for public service broadcasting in the UK some ten years from now.
|Published:||21 November 2008|
|Author(s):||Kip Meek, Robin Foster|
Science, Risk and the Media: Do the front pages reflect reality?
This collection of transcripts highlights the main issues surrounding this debate, as well as making recommendations for improving communication for policy makers, the media, scientists and the public.
|Published:||03 March 2006|
News Broadcasting in the Digital age – The need for PSB genre licences
This publications sets out the argument for the introduction of 'genre' licences, providing commercial broadcasters with the opportunity to bid for financial support to provide specific public service broadcasting (PSB) programming, specifically news programmes, paid for by 'top-slicing' the BBC licence fee.
|Published:||14 February 2005|
The BBC and Public Value
Davies argues, from an economic standpoint whilst avoiding the usual social and cultural terms, that the BBC should be retained in its standard form after its Charter renewal of 2006 despite changes in the broadcasting market brought about by digital technology.
|Published:||03 December 2004|