Life without the BBC

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Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2020

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The coronavirus crisis is having a profound impact not just on
our health and our communities, but also on the news media.
Most of the research presented in this year’s Digital News Report
was collected before the virus hit in many countries, but findings
from the work we have carried out in the months since underline
that the crisis is very likely to accelerate long-term structural
changes towards a more digital, more mobile, and more
platform-dominated media environment.
The bulk of this report is based on data collected by a survey of
more than 80,000 people in 40 markets and reflects media usage
in January/February just before the coronavirus hit many of these
countries. But the key trends that we document here, including
changes in how people access news, low trust, and rising concern
about misinformation have been a backdrop against which journalists,
editors, politicians, and public health officials have been battling to
reach ordinary people with key messages over the last few months.


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This 5th edition of “key trends” is a selection
of over 30 topics which, to the Observatory
team, appear to indicate the most significant
trends affecting the European audiovisual
market. The publication provides the usual
mix of analysis and key data, extracted
from our 2019 activities involving reports
and databases. From a wide spectrum of
information we have drawn six keywords
which shaped the sector in 2019.

Audio Interview with Prof. MacCraith ‘Covid & the Press’

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Brian MacCraith, the former President of DCU, was appointed as chair of the future of media commission a year ago and in the last week was asked to head up the task force for rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines. This week the Taoiseach said a vaccine could be cleared for use here by the second half of December so Brian is in for a busy few months.

Interview Prof. MacCraith – Media commission chairman pledges full consultation with industry

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The chairman of the Future of Media Commission, Brian MacCraith, has promised to hold “extensive engagement with stakeholder groups” before making its recommendations next summer on the funding of Irish media.

The 10 members of the commission will discuss possible formats and timetables when they meet virtually for the second time this Thursday. It will include “a range of consultation opportunities”, including a public call for submissions, Prof MacCraith said.

Google pledges $1bn to pay for news

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Technology & Democracy – Understanding the influence of online technologies on political behaviour & decision making

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This publication is a Science for Policy report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service.
It aims to provide evidence-based scientific support to the European policymaking process. The scientific output expressed does not imply
a policy position of the European Commission. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is
responsible for the use that might be made of this publication. For information on the methodology and quality underlying the data used
in this publication for which the source is neither Eurostat nor other Commission services, users should contact the referenced source. The
designations employed and the presentation of material on the maps do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part
of the European Union concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation
of its frontiers or boundaries.

An exploration of people’s relationship with PSB, with a particular focus on the views of young people

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The Public Service Broadcasting (‘PSB’) system has helped deliver high quality TV content to
UK audiences over many decades. The system is based on a set of benefits which are offered
to designated PSB institutions (PSBs) in return for a set of obligations. The obligations were
designed to deliver different public goals which government has deemed valuable for society.
Examples include providing accurate and impartial news services; producing religious, arts and
documentary programmes; and making high quality UK drama and comedy