Public Service Broadcasting Research Paper by Peter Pen

Public Service Broadcasting
An overview of public service broadcasting, including its history and its relationship to national identity.
# 63328 | 3,250 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2005
Published on Jan 22, 2006 in Communication (Journalism) , Communication (Mass Media) , History (British)

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In this essay, the author first examines the term 'public service broadcasting', and what it is understood to mean today. The paper then moves to an examination of the concept of national identity and a consideration of the relevance and value of having a sense of national identity. Finally, the paper takes a look at globalization and digitization, the effects that they can have on national identity, and the role that public service broadcasting can play in countering some of these effects. A website article on the public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom is appended to the paper.

From the Paper:

"On its surface, 'digitalisation; refers to the move from analogue modes of representation - such as AM radio or 35mm film - to digitised formats, where information is stored in a series of 'bits' (binary digits) and recreated according to pre-defined algorithms (examples include DAB - Digital Audio Broadcasting - or the storage of text items on computer, using the ASCII standard). However, when used in reference to the mass media, the term has a more specific, and one could say complex, meaning. The development of new forms of digital communications technology, leveraging ever more powerful computing resources, is leading to what is termed the "information age""

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