PSM and the Digital Challenge: Purpose, Value and Funding

The ESRC has awarded a grant of £473,133 to the University of Glasgow for a three-year study on 'PSM and the Digital Challenge: Purpose, Value and Funding' to be led by Professor Gillian Doyle (PI) and Raymond Boyle (CoI) in the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR). The project starts in 2023 and will investigate the purpose, public value and funding of Public Service Media in the UK. This builds on other recent RCUK funded research on the economics and performance of audiovisual industries by Gillian Doyle who recently served as a member of the Future of Media Commission in Ireland. At a time of concern about how PSM can adjust successfully to technical, organisational, economic and political threats and about how systems of funding for PSM ought to change to ensure that they continue to flourish in the global arena, this project aims to deepen and enhance public understanding of the changing role and value of PSM in the context of a rapidly evolving media ecology.


First published: 11 January 2023

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