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Developing Digital News in Public Service Media

What are the foundations for success for Public Service Media developing new projects and products for digital news? A new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford examines eight new projects and products for digital news launched by Public Service Media (PSM) across six European countries, and establishes several key traits that interviewees suggest are necessary for success.

With input from 36 interviewees; senior editors and managers as well as people involved in the development of each carefully selected project or product, the report finds four foundational factors that appear necessary for project success, along with three additional factors that seem to facilitate it. Explore the report, part of the Digital News Project, online here.

Sehl, A., Cornia, A., & Nielsen, R. K. (2017). Developing Digital News in Public Service Media (Digital News Project 2017). Oxford: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

"Studies of user-generated content: A systematic review" published OnlineFirst in "Journalism"

Abstract: This article presents a review of communication research on user-generated content with a special focus on studies which include a content analysis. The trends of research on this comparatively new and rapidly developing subject are systematically discussed and desiderata are identified. The evaluation is based on a content analysis of pertinent approaches in nine relevant international peer-reviewed journals published from 2004 to 2012. From the results, the article concludes that user-generated content is approached by scholars from a variety of perspectives and offers scope for interdisciplinary cooperation but also notes that several of the challenges posed by the continuously changing nature of the content are not fully met. 

Naab, T. K. & Sehl, A. Studies of user generated content: A systematic review. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. Prepublished October, 16, 2016, DOI: 10.1177/1464884916673557



Public Service Media and Digital News

How are public service media services delivering news in an increasingly digital environment? And what action do they need to take to remain competitive in a fast-evolving global digital landscape? A new report of the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford looks at how public service news organisations in six European countries (Italy, Poland, the UK, France, Germany and Finland) are navigating an increasingly digital landscape.

What are the idea conditions that allow a public service news organisation to flourish? And who is remaining competitive in a shifting media environment? The report explores differing approaches, and warns that without strategic action that prioritises digital media, mobile platforms, and social distribution, some public service news organisations risk losing touch with their audience – the public they exist to serve and which funds them. Explore the report, part of the Digital News Project, online here.

Sehl, A., Cornia, A., & Nielsen, R. K. (2016). Public Service News and Digital Media (Digital News Project 2016). Oxford: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Annika Sehl