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CfP: RIPE@2020 – Public Service Media’s Contribution to Society

CfP: RIPE@2020 – Public Service Media’s Contribution to Society

The InnoPSM partner the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), together with the University of Fribourg, Department of Communication and Media Research (DCM), will co-organize the RIPE@2020 conference on October 28-30, 2020, in Geneva (Switzerland). The conference will bring together scholars and PSM professionals from all over the world to discuss Public Service Media’s Contribution to Society.

This tenth biennial RIPE@ conference will offer an opportunity for celebrating RIPE’s legacy and the 70th anniversary of the EBU. It also marks a new beginning: The RIPE initiative is transforming into the International Association of Public Media Researchers (PMR).

The conference takes place over two and a half days, starting late on a Wednesday morning, 28 October 2020, and ending on Friday, 30 October 2020, around noon. The conference language is English.

CONFERENCE THEME: CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY

In order to be meaningful for society and to have an effect on public service media organizations, “contribution to society” needs to be more than just an instrument of legitimacy management by organizations under pressure. While communicating the many valuable contributions of PSM is important, the task at hand is not solving a communication problem. The concept is useless if it is limited to the question of how to better sell the contribution of PSM to citizens instead of guaranteeing that PSM actually serves the public interest and makes a contribution worth paying for and talking about. Seen in this light, critically analyzing the concept of “contribution to society” is not only a worthwhile task for communication and media scholars but also a meaningful undertaking for the future of PSM.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Please see the full Call for Papers here.

Paper proposals – extended abstracts of max. 750 words – may be submitted via Easy Chair (starting in September 2019). Submissions are due February 29, 2020.

Decisions on acceptance will be announced on April 15, 2020.

Full papers need to be submitted by September 1, 2020, via Easy Chair.

The International Association of Public Media Researchers plans to publish a selection of the papers in a peer-reviewed book handled by Nordicom publishers.

PMR Conferences

PMR Conferences

 

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Previous RIPE Conferences

Previous RIPE Conferences

The RIPE@2002 conference was organised collaboratively with Yle, the Finnish public broadcasting company, and the University of Tampere, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. The theme was Broadcasting & Convergence: Articulating a New Public Service Remit.

The RIPE@2004 conference was organised collaboratively with DR, the Danish public broadcasting company, and the University of Aarhus, Department of Information and Media Studies. The theme was Mission, Market and Management: Public Service Broadcasting and the Cultural Commons.

The RIPE@2006 conference was organised collaboratively with OMROEP, Netherlands Public Broadcasting, and the Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. The theme was Public Service Broadcasting in a Multimedia Environment: Programmes and Platforms.

The RIPE@2008 conference was organised collaboratively with ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen), Germany’s national public service television broadcasting company, and two universities: The Medienintelligenz programme together with IAK Medienwissenschaften at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz and the Institute of Media Design at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences. The theme was Public Service Media in the 21st Century: Participation, Partnership and Media Development.

The RIPE@2010 conference was organised collaboratively with the BBC and Ofcom, the British regulatory agency and at the University of Westminster, Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI). The theme was Public Service Media After the Recession.

The RIPE@2012 conference was organised collaboratively with the ABC and the University of Sydney, Department of Media & Communications. The theme was Value for Public Money – Money for Public Value.

The RIPE@2014 conference was organised collaboratively with the NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai), the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, and the Institute for Media and Communications Research at Keio University in Tokyo. The theme was Public Service Media Across Boundaries.

The RIPE@2016 conference was organised collaboratively with VRT Belgium, the PSB organisation for the Flemish-speaking community, and the University of Antwerp in partnership with the Free University of Brussels. The theme was Public Service Media in a Networked Society?

The RIPE@2018 conference was organised collaboratively with RTVE Spain (Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española) and the University of Navarra in Pamplona. The theme was Universalism in Public Service Media.