The last InnoPSM Research Network workshop has resumed after a suspension for six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.
Given ongoing restrictions on face-to-face meetings, the final workshop Envisioning Public Service Media Utopias, originally scheduled to take place in London on 18/19 May 2020, now takes place as an online discussion forum among PSM experts and stakeholders through the E|Comitee platform from December 2020 through January 2021.
Over 60 PSM experts from the UK, Europe and beyond have accepted the invitation to join the discussion to advance utopian thinking on public service media. Participants include young and senior academics, regulators, PSM practitioners and managers, and representative of civil society and PSM advocacy groups. The CORDI members Marko Ala-Fossi, Kari Karppinen, Riku Neuvonen, Hannu Nieminen and Outi Puukko will take part in the effort.
The workshop is co-curated by Minna Horowitz of CORDI, Klaus Unterberger of the Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), the Austrian national public service broadcaster, and Alessandro D’Arma and Christian Fuchs from the University of Westminster.
The discussion will be organized around four thematic clusters: 1: PSM’s Challenges; 2: Visions of Change; 3: PSM Utopias; 4: Public Service Internet. The workshop will, in part, be used for the material for CORDI work package elements on public service media.
Initial results and recommendations will be presented at an online conference in
March 2021. The final outcome will be a Public Service Media Manifesto, that will set out
the participants’ utopian vision for PSM.