IAPMR Newsletter 2/2019
Why RIPE@2020? Because of Public Service Media’s Contribution to Society
The European Broadcasting Union – EBU and the Department of Communication and Media Research at the University of Fribourg will host the RIPE@2020 conference on October 28-30, 2020, in Geneva (Switzerland). The conference will bring together scholars and PSM professionals from all over the world to discuss Public Service Media’s Contribution to Society.
This tenth biennial RIPE@ conference will offer an opportunity for celebrating RIPE’s legacy and the 70th anniversary of the EBU. It also marks a new beginning: The RIPE initiative is transforming into the International Association of Public Media Researchers (IAPMR).
The conference takes place over two and a half days, starting late on a Wednesday morning, 28 October 2020, and ending on Friday, 30 October 2020, around noon. The conference language is English.
EBU: RIPE offers new insights for our Members
Roberto Suárez Candel, the Head of Strategy & Media Intelligence of the European Broadcasting Union and the Industry Representative of the IAPMR leadership team:
The EBU is very excited to host the RIPE conference on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. One of our main roles is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise among public service media organisations and with other parties like academic scholars, industry partners, etc.
The RIPE conference is one of those events where you can really reflect and learn about how PSM organisations are developing and facing their challenges, where you can obtain food for thought and exchange insights that will then result in brilliant ideas. This is why we were absolutely convinced that hosting the 2020 edition of the conference would be a major accomplishment and service for our Members.
We look forward to welcoming researchers and PSM professionals from all over the world in Geneva and we are working hard to offer them and our Members an exciting, productive and inspiring event.
University of Fribourg:
Contribution to society is a crucial theme
Manuel Puppis, Full Professor in Media Systems and Media Structures at the Department of Communication and Media Research DCM, University of Fribourg, Switzerland:
The University of Fribourg’s Department of Communication and Media Research is proud to co-organize RIPE@2020. Given the increasing power of online platforms and the exacerbating crisis of commercial media, discussing the contribution of public service media to society seems to be a particularly relevant and timely conference theme.
We are looking forward to critically discuss the contribution of PSM in changing societies, the distinctiveness of PSM’s services, the involvement of citizens within PSM as well as the legitimacy management and governance of PSM organizations. We are convinced that bringing together scholars and practitioners at the EBU will allow for a stimulating exchange of knowledge.
RIPE@2020 Call for Papers
Please see the full Call for Papers here.
Paper proposals – extended abstracts of max. 750 words – may be submitted already now via Easy Chair. Submissions are due February 29, 2020.
Decisions on acceptance will be announced on April 15, 2020.
Full papers need to be submitted by September 1, 2020, via Easy Chair.
The International Association of Public Media Researchers plans to publish a selection of the papers in a peer-reviewed book handled by Nordicom publishers.
Happy holiday season from IAPMR!
From Lizzie Jackson, IAPMR President, Professor, and Director of Research and Head of Creative Technologies at London South Bank University:
As we know, the endeavors of researchers working to support the re-invigorating of public service media continues to be of critical importance.
The holiday season is often when we turn to finish off work: papers or book chapters; or coding a few more interviews to progress projects. This may take you away from your families and friends for a day or two and occupy quiet pockets of precious time. But we know this investment is of significance and value. It’s ultimately a gift to society and therefore – whatever your religion, race, color, creed or persuasion – something that needs to be celebrated.
Happy holidays to all researchers from IAPMR: the RIPE Community!
You are receiving this newsletter because you are a member of the RIPE Network and/or its project, the Global PSM Experts Network.
The International Association of Public Media Researchers (IAPMR) will be an association for scholars and industry experts who support Public Media worldwide. It’s a continuation of the RIPE network and, just like RIPE, will feature an online community, a bi-annual conference jointly hosted by a university and their local public service media, and a biannual edited collection of the most world-leading scholarly work for the year of publication.
The activities include:
- Bi-annual conferences
- Related open-access Readers by Nordicom
- Discussions and information exchanges in our social media communities on Facebook and Twitter
IAPMR is about to finish the process of attaining its legal association status. We will notify you when the process has been completed and we will warmly invite you to become a member!