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[ecrea] Call for book chapters ? Public Service Broadcasting Online

Mon Apr 06 09:52:57 GMT 2009

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Public Service Broadcasting Online
This edited collection of work by international scholars analyses how
broadcasters have used the world wide web to further their public
service goals. How did broadcasters such as the BBC, ABC, ARD, DR, NRK
and even the US Public Broadcasting Service translate their public
service remits for this global digital platform? What were the
differences and similarities between different broadcasters? What can
these histories tell us about a future for public service in

These questions are highly significant for those who value public
service in broadcasting, and who hope that it will continue in a
globalised digitalised communications environment. A number of public
service broadcasters implemented web services amid dire predictions
about the death, not only of public service broadcasting, but of
broadcasting itself.  Despite these circumstances, the websites were
(and are) often extremely successful. In July 2008 BBC Online was the
27th most popular English Language website in the world, the ABC is
consistently among the top ten websites in Australia, and DR Online
has for a number of years been among the top three in Denmark. Perhaps
these histories of success can take public service broadcasting more
optimistically into the future.

Each chapter of this book will focus on a broadcaster from a different
country. Comparative chapters are also welcome.

We welcome chapters that focus on:
        ? policy and strategy;
        ? regulation, media organisation;
        ? web content;
        ? users;
        ? cross-media technology;
        ? local and global relations.

We are inviting you to submit via email to Maureen Burns ((m.burns2 /at/ ) or Niels Brugger ((nb /at/ by 17 April 2009:

        ? a 500 word abstract of a proposed chapter; and
        ? a preliminary outline of the proposed chapter.

The successful abstracts will form part of a book proposal to be
offered to academic publishers.

Niels Brugger, University of Aarhus, Denmark and Maureen Burns,
University of Queensland, Australia.


March 2009
Website history and the website as an object of study, New Media &
Society, 11/1-2, Sage, London 2009, 115-132
[ get an electronic copy at: ]

February 2009
Forstå Facebook [in Danish]. Copenhagen: 5
pages, 2009
[ read the article: ]

November 2008
The Archived Website and Website Philology. A new Type of Historical
Document?, Nordicom Review, 29/2, Göteborg 2008: 155-175
[ get an electronic copy at: ]

Strukturalismus (with O. Vigsø), Hans Fink Verlag, München: 104 pages,
[ read about the publication: ]

NIELS BRÜGGER, Associate Professor, PhD
Institute of Information and Media Studies
University of Aarhus
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