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Public Service Media Contribution to Democracy

25 April 2018 - EBU

Public Service Media Contribution to Democracy

In this piece of research, Dr. Stephen Cushion, from the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Culture, reflects on how public service media (PSM)'s news output contributes to a stronger democracy. His work illustrates that news can have a democratic value and PSM's distinctiveness in providing news turns these organizations into a unique asset for a healthy democracy. Even people who do not consume public media's news benefit from their output given its spill-over effects and how they raise standards across the industry.

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