Public Service Media & Digital Innovation: The Small Nation Experience

Ruth McElroy & Caitriona Noonan

This chapter from Nordicom’s 2018 publication¬†Public Service Media in the Networked Society, emphasises the role of public media in providing minority language services in small nation states.¬†
Credit: Nordicom

This excellent paper explores the way Irish Language Broadcaster,TG4, and Welsh language broadcaster, S4C, use digital platforms to achieve objectives that are core to their public service mandate, while negotiating the “asymmetry of power in the network society”. They note that

significant structural issues remain, which require the intervention of policy-makers to ensure “linguistic vibrancy and media plurality”.Download Chapter (PDF)