Quality

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During the past ten years public service media organizations have experienced increasing demands for transparency, audience participation and public engagement. In response to this a number of reformed regulatory structures and audience-engagement measures were
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Young audiences seem to be hard to reach for Public Service Media [PSM] in an increasingly fragmented media landscape. This paper contributes to the necessity to examine attitudes, eval-uations and expectations of young recipients towards PSM.

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The management of media firms and their operational practices has become a hot field of research since 2000. Consequent to this, product development as a business function is of growing interest and importance.

The nation goes to the dogs is a popular lament under well-established media professionals.  BBC star reporter Jeremy Paxman observes: ‘There is a fight going on for the survival of quality television right across this industry.’ Likewise Michael Kustow, the first arts commissioning editor of Channel 4, has claimed that the increasing pressure to reach large audiences is a major threat to quali

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Technological and regulatory change have effectively removed the entry barriers to provision of broadcasting, and broadcasting like, services which formerly were posed by scarcity in the radio frequency spectrum.

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The examination of YLE in popular discourses in my doctoral thesis reveals the crucial importance of aesthetic arguments in debates about legitimacy. Balanced and generally acceptable, a consensual style is seen as an inseparable part of PSB media companies’ respectability and social responsibility. Aesthetics is seen to be closely intertwined with ethical judgments.

This paper investigates the current and planned policy endeavours of the Dutch public broadcasting service pertaining to its search for identifying new quality and performance criteria that operationalize its distinctive quality programming mission as opposed to that of commercial counterparts.

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The paper examines the roles and dimensions of culture in view of six theoretical perspectives related to the notion of quality.

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Expansion of activities, commercial competition, and policy confusion have created a dangerous environment for public service broadcasting. Broadcasters face significant resource limits and the inability to carry out the widening range of activities with equal ability and quality.

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