Welcome to the RIPE website, a non-profit network of scholars and practitioners involved with the study, development and management of public service media organisations.
What’s happening now?
There are two projects underway at the moment.
We have published the Call for Paper Proposals for the RIPE@2014 conference. That will take place in Tokyo, Japan the last week of August, 2014 (27.-29.8). This is 7th bi-annual conference. The theme is Public Service Media Across Boundaries. The conference is sponsored by Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), the Japanese Public Service Broadcasting Corporation. Our host will be the Institute for Media and Communications Research, Keio University, one of the Japan’s oldest universities (founded in 1858). The Call is posted on the conference part of the website.
We are now in the final stage of completing the RIPE@2013 book project: The Value of Public Service Media. This is the sixth RIPE Reader in the series that started in 2003 (all are published by NORDICOM). Visit that section of the website to browse the contents and see who is contributing. The book will publish in early 2014, a bit later than we had hoped for but it was a big project and the results make the extra time worthwhile.
Background to the RIPE Initiative
RIPE is an acronym for Re-Visionary Interpretations of the Public Enterprise. This international initiative launched in 2001 as a collaboration between the University of Tampere and Yleisradio (Yle) in Finland. The network connects two communities with distinctive but interdependent interests in the future of public service broadcasting: the scholarly community conducting pertinent research in this field, and the community of PSB practitioners responsible for the management and operations of this media sector. To learn about the initiative, please take a look at the AboutRIPE section.
In our Archive section you can access the papers and proceedings from the bi-annual RIPE conferences since 2002, including the most recent RIPE@2012 conference in Sydney, Australia. There is a wealth of information, research and international contacts that will be of use and value for policymakers, researchers, teachers and strategic managers. We have removed papers upon the request of those authors that preferred this, but in fact the majority are available with the authors’ compliments. Fair use rules obviously apply. The authors’ each own the copyrights to their respective works and users must respect any specified restrictions for the use of any paper, and provide proper citations when quoting or referring to any paper.