With Ofcom’s ‘Small Screen: Big Debate’ consultation on the future of public service broadcasting (PSB) having just closed, and the DCMS Select Committee having just published its report on the future of PSB, this session will look at what kind of PSB system we want over the next decade.
We will look at the main recommendations from Ofcom and the Select Committee, including the proposal to recast PSB as “public service media” that is delivered online as well as on TV. We will explore the role of PSB in a world of Netflix, YouTube and social media; and examine how public service media can remain relevant to young and diverse audiences. And we will ask “what does good look like” for PSB in the future?
Jennifer Anafi-Acquah, Assistant Producer
Emily Bell, Founding Director and Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism, Tow Center for Digital Journalism
Lord Vaizey, Former Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
Jane Martinson (chair), Marjorie Deane Professor of Financial Journalism, City University