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25 Oct 2007, Posted by Eric Karstens in Public Broadcasting, 0 Comments

The public broadcasting license fee and public value


If this public service test is taken really seriously, we may be in for quite a few nice, and rather revealing, disputes. Ideally, it would mean that private media companies could stop any public-sector programme merely by proving that they are willing and able to provide it in a better way.

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08 Oct 2007, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, 0 Comments

Content for ageing audiences


Rather than reading a publication called “Senior’s Digest,” most seniors would much rather go for something that younger people would find attractive as well.

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08 Oct 2007, Posted by Eric Karstens in Journalism, Television, 0 Comments

News and commercial TV


News in private television is sort of a killjoy, such as mandating cigarette manufacturers to put warning messages on their boxes: Television distracts you from reality.

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