James Blair

Research title

The New Media Challenge to the Public Value Notion in UK Public Service

Research summary

My project is concerned with the application of the public value concept in UK Public Service Broadcasting (PSB). In the context of technological change from traditional linear or broadcast media to streaming services (new media). The research will investigate:

  • the public value in the context of the new media challenge to PSB
  • whether there is a change in the basic assumptions in the ideological justification of PSB.
  • the approaches to PSB intervention and public service provision in a period of technological advancement and the rationales of regulated and non-regulated media policy and if these policies differ and need harmonisation.