European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Geneva - October 2016
RECRUITMENT: Visiting Researcher (12 months)
The Media Intelligence Service (MIS) of the EBU is recruiting a visiting researcher in media.
TYPE OF CONTRACT: This is a full time position for 12 months
STARTING DATE: January 2017
REMUNERATION: The EBU offers an attractive remuneration according to Swiss standards
TARGET PROFILE: We encourage young researchers to apply (Master Level completed). This could be an excellent step in your research career!
The Visiting Researcher carries out diverse research tasks including: collection and processing of information, support to analysis – including quantitative and qualitative methods –, production of high quality and accurate studies, reports, presentations, etc. S/he will be required to be polyvalent, having to address topics in diverse fields of knowledge related to the media system, including market and industry structures, national media systems, media policy issues, media consumption trends or the activities of international institutions. S/he will contribute to the production of country as well as company profiles, including Public Service Media organizations and commercial operators. In addition, s/he will be also involved in the provision of information on request to the EBU Members and Departments. In doing so, s/he crucially contributes to the achievement of MIS’ mission.
SPECIFIC COMPETENCES REQUIRED
- Good knowledge and understanding of the media market structures and economics is essential (masters’ level or equivalent professional experience).
- Good knowledge of information sources related to the media market is necessary.
- Good knowledge of media consumption trends will be valued very positively.
- Good skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- Quality, efficiency and accuracy orientation is a must.
- Strong writing and presentation skills.
- Self-initiative, versatility and engagement are a must.
- Ability to work under time constraints and pressure, following instructions, and providing results on time.
- A service and team orientation attitude is crucial.
- Capacity to work simultaneously in several projects, with a capacity to allocate the right priority to the assigned tasks.
- Capacity to deal patiently and tactfully with staff members.
- A high sense of confidentiality and good judgment.
- Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Please, notice that PROFICIENT command of English is mandatory. In the job description it is said that French is required, but that is just a formality. Do not hesitate to apply if you don't speak French.
The Media Intelligence Service (MIS) is responsible for carrying out primary research and analysis in the field of media with a multidimensional approach (political, economic, socio-cultural and technological) and an international perspective. MIS’ main mission is providing EBU departments and Members with reliable market data, trustworthy analysis and relevant arguments that support their daily operations and their strategic planning. In doing so, the Media Intelligence Service contributes to promote the value of PSM and secure public, societal & political support for PSM.
You can see what we do at www.ebu.ch/mis<http://www.ebu.ch/mis> or in twitter @_robertosuarez
Detailed information about the position and the application procedure is available at www.ebu.ch<http://www.ebu.ch/> . Follow the link to Human Resources at the bottom of the page. Then enter in the Recruitment Portal and look for this call.
Direct access: https://goo.gl/7aXjkP
November 20th 2016
Dr. Roberto Suárez Candel
Head of the Media Intelligence Service
European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
The RIPE@2016 conference last week in Belgium was another excellent experience. Many participants have been writing messages of appreciation for our hosts -- VRT, the Flemish PSB provider, the University of Antwerp and the Free University of Brussels. The organisers did a terrific job of preparing a conference that was substantive in intellectual rigour, engaging in participatory discourse, and enjoyable in social experiences. The theme for our eighth biennial conference proved to be timely and highly relevant for both of the communities involved -- academic and practitioner: Public Service Media in a Networked Society?
We have not uploaded the conference papers yet because it's important to give authors the opportunity to decide if this might be a problem for anyone. Most are not concerned because the papers are now password protected, so anyone wanting to read a paper must register and have a personal password first (in the RIPE Library section of this site). This is how things work on ResearchGate and similar sites that most of us use these days to network with those most interested in our work. Next week we will upload all the papers for which there is not a request to not do so.
We now begin the process of selecting the best 15 to 20 papers for consideration as peer-reviewed chapters for the RIPE@2017 Reader that will be published by Nordicom at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. The eighth book in the series will be co-edited by Gregory Ferrell Lowe (University of Tampere, Finland) and Hilde Van den Bulck (University of Antwerp). Authors with papers invited for submission to the book are not guaranteed publication because we employ the same rigorous standards that apply to any quality journal in the field. And it is quite rare that there would a conference paper that doesn't require considerable development to be included in the collection. It will take a little time for the editors to review all 60+ of the conference papers to make the selection, so please be patient if you are an author of one of them. We will be in touch as soon as we can and hope that those with selected papers have not submitted elsewhere earlier. The series of RIPE Readers is the definite collection of scholarship on public service media in the past 15 years, and is the most widely cited source of articles as a collection. Moreover, Nordicom now provides all of the Readers as free downloads in PDF format. This boosts citations greatly, of course, and means the collection can be used by colleagues in places without funding for books and so forth.
If you are on Facebook and not yet a friend of RIPE, please search and Like the RIPE page! It is the daily site for keeping up with the latest information not only about the RIPE initiative, but also news and Calls for papers, etc that network members post. And if you aren't yet a member of the Global PSM Experts Network (Global@RIPE in collaboration with the EBU), please visit this project website and join so you can be added to the worldwide roster of experts.
The RIPE@2016 conference is next week!! On behalf of our hosts at VRT and the University of Antwerp as well as the Free University of Brussels, welcome to everyone who will participate, and for the rest of you in the network please follow the udpates on our FB page. The programme offers a stimulating range of issues for rich discussions about Public Service Media in the Networked Society -- with a question mark to signal interrogation of key assumptions about that. We wish everyone travelling to Antwerp a safe journey.
This year we have not uploaded the conference papers to the RIPE site in advance of the conference because there were some concerns among several colleagues in the RIPE@1014 conference about 'publishing' them online, which can cause problems for some journals. In response, this website was revamped last year so that today a user can browse the site without registering, but it is not possible to download papers without being registered and having a password. They are not published, therefore, but password protected. We hope that making this change will solve the problem since things now work the same as for sites like Research Gate and Academic . edu that most of us use these days. But because we don't want to make unmerited assumptions, we won't upload any of the papers to the RIPE Library for this conference until after Greg has permission from each author to do so (i.e. after anyone at the conference has ample opportunity to decline having the paper posted behind the password).
If you are attending the conference and want to read the papers for your workgroup in advance, which we do recommend, please contact the Chair of your group. We have advised the six Chairs to be in touch with their respective group members about several things, and they have the papers as well. There are a few papers still missing, but we expect them to be done very soon.
Looking forward to meeting you in Antwerp!
The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media
Call for Papers: Special issue on Public Service Radio (15:1 May 2017)
Guest editors: Per Jauert, Aarhus University, Denmark and Marko Ala-Fossi, University of Tampere, Finland
Submission deadline 1 Dec 2016
Since the beginning of this century, public service broadcast media have faced a number of challenges due to the introduction and growth of digital platforms, which have combined free-to-air distribution with on-demand features, return channels, and options for user feedback and involvement – a move from public service broadcasting to public service media. This move beyond a transmission model for radio has stimulated the development of cross-media and cross-genre content and has challenged traditional concepts of radio structures as well as production, content, and listening cultures. Nonetheless, universally available broadcast radio is still arguably a defining criterion of the entire concept of PSB/PSM.
The Radio Journal invites scholarly work exploring and investigating, from multiple perspectives, the role and function of radio in the PSB/PSM turn, for example:
• How have national PSB/PSM policies and regulation initiatives influenced radio landscapes?
• To what extent have on-demand features changed production procedures, traditional radio genres, and perceptions of radio audiences?
• What are the consequences of the use of social media in radio production, distribution and audience behavior for traditional PSB radio?
• Will PSB radio still be one of the core services of public service media – or what roles and functions may PSB radio serve in post-broadcast societies?
The Radio Journal also invites submission to the general section of 15:1. The journal publishes critical analyses of radio and sound media across a variety of platforms, from broadcast to podcast and all in between. We define ‘radio’ broadly to include not only traditional broadcasting, but any form of creative or factual expression that takes place primarily through sound. We place a strong emphasis on publishing work that reflects radio’s diversity, from a wide range of national and transnational perspectives.
Articles (6,000 – 8,000 words) should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a separate cover page with: article title; author’s name and affiliation; brief abstract (100–200 words); keywords (6–8); author’s biography (100–200 words); author’s institutional postal and email address. No identifying information should appear on any other pages of the article, to aid in the blind review process. See the Radio Journal website for more information and to download our Notes to Contributors for style and formatting instructions.
For queries, please contact:
Special Issue - Public Service Radio:
Per Jauert email@example.com and Marko Ala-Fossi firstname.lastname@example.org
General section: editors Michele Hilmes and Mia Lindgren email@example.com
The conference programme is taking shape nicely and the organizers have now opened the registration site for the RIPE@2016 conference, which takes place in Antwerp, Belgium on September 22-24. If you submitted a paper proposal and did not hear a response by now, please contact Hilde van den Bulck (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get caught up on the review results.
You can register for the conference on this link. The organisers are using a unique, dedicated website to handle logistics for this year's conference, so you won't use the RIPE website (i.e. this one you are now browsing) for registration. All of the substantive elements will be notified here, and the papers will be uploaded to the RIPE library on this site, but the logistics are handled separately. We hope this won't be an inconvenience for anyone. Our shared goal is to make sure that everything happens smoothly, that information is clear and easy to find, and that response time is rapid.
Anyone with a paper accepted for presentation (based on the peer reviewed abstract) can register. Ph.D. students receive an appropriate discount. Space for those without a paper is limited, so if you want to attend but won't have a paper, please get in touch soon.
The RIPE@2015 Reader has published and is now available from Nordicom. The book is tltled Crossing Borders and Boundaries in Public Service Media and the purchase price is only €28 euros. Here is the table of contents:
Chapter 1: Crossing Borders & Boundaries in PSM: Heritage, Complication and Development by Gregory Ferrell Lowe, Peter Goodwin & Nobuto Yamamoto
Chapter 2: Broadcasting in the Post-Broadcast Era: Technology and Institution in the Development of Public Service Media by Taisto Hujanen
Chapter 3: The PSM Paradox with Net Neutrality by Marko Ala-Fossi
Chapter 4: Above Us the Sky: The New Battle for Borders in Spectrum Allocation by Sylvia Harvey
Chapter 5: Public Service Media in ‘Coopetitive’ Networks of Marketisation by Tanja Meyerhofer
Chapter 6: European Public Service Media and Communication Rights by Minna Aslama Horowitz & Hannu Nieminen
Chapter 7: International Broadcasting and Editorial Independence: Case NHK Japan by Takashi Ito
Chapter 8: Fighting the Neoliberalised Media Market and State Interference:The Interdependency of Taiwan PTS and Civil Society Organisations by Hui-Ju Tsai
Chapter 9. PSB and Press Freedom in the 2010s: Challenges for Radio Television Hong Kong by Ken-ichi Yamada & Nobuto Yamamoto
Chapter 10. State-administered Public Service Broadcasting in Morocco by Bouziane Zaid
Chapter 11: Public Service Media and the Commons: Crossing Conceptual and institutional boundaries by Corinne Schweizer
Chapter 12: Finding Public Service Media in a Global Mediascape by Lizzie Jackson
Chapter 13: Crossing New Boundaries in Public TV Drama: The Transnational Success of Denmark’s Forbrydelsen by Trisha Dunleavy
Chapter 14: PSM Going Global? Navigating the Trans Border Rights Minefield by Benjamin J. Bates
Chapter 15: Crossing Boundaries for Innovation: Content Development for PSM at Yle by Sari Virta & Gregory Ferrell Lowe
Order your personal copy today, and please encourage your university or institutional library to order a copy as well! This is a not-for-profit publication, so all proceeds go directly to paying off the publication costs.
The RIPE website has been renewed and we hope you like the new look and find the usability much improved. Our site is cleaner, clearer and more contemporary, and most importantly better for finding and downloading papers from past conferences. This is the blog section where we will keep everyone updated on current happenings.
At the moment we are eagerly anticipating the release of the RIPE@2015 Reader from Nordicom. That is due out any day now! And the excitement is building for the RIPE@2016 conference next September in Belgium. Working with a couple of young researchers from Australia, we are organising a first ever pre-conference for the afternoon before the welcoming reception. Called ERC@RIPE, the pre-conference will launch a new RIPE initiative to support Early Career Researchers.
Also take a look at Get Involved! to learn about another initiative we are developing in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union. It's called the Global PSM Experts network. If you haven't already, we hope you will join! You'll find past newsletters and contact information. This is a very interesting project that supports global networking and comparative research.
You don’t need to register to access our new site, but if you want to download papers from the RIPE Library then it is necessary to register. We’ve made that easy to do and you only need to provide your name and email address. You will then create a password and after that you are good to go! We did this to solve a problem with ‘open publication’ that colleagues in the network have been dealing with in recent years. We promise your personal information won’t be shared with any third party.
So welcome to the new RIPE site, and have a good time!
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