User-generated content and the future of public broadcasting : a case study of the Special Broadcasting Service

Flew, Terry, Lenffer, Heidi Anna-Maria, & McClean, Georgie (2008) User-generated content and the future of public broadcasting : a case study of the Special Broadcasting Service. In Media, Communication and Public Speech, 2008 Conference of the Centre for Media and Communications Law, 20-21 November 2008, University of Melbourne. (Unpublished)

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New media formats that engage audiences as producers as well as consumers/users of content are transforming media worldwide, and present particular challenges for public broadcasters as they open up new questions about both the mandated responsibilities of the broadcaster and their responsiveness to new community expectations and needs. This paper considers how the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) has been responding to the challenge of user-created content, and adapting to the new environment of participatory media culture. It draws upon an action research framework and ethnographic research into media organizations, and considers SBS’s responses alongside the emergence of citizen journalism in Australia.

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ID Code: 17009
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: user-generated content, public broadcasting, SBS, journalism, online news, Special Broadcasting Service, media work
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2008 22:45
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:00

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