Public service broadcasting, creative industries and innovation infrastructure : the case of ABC's Pool

Wilson, Chris K., Hutchinson, Jonathon, & Shea, Pip (2010) Public service broadcasting, creative industries and innovation infrastructure : the case of ABC's Pool. Australian Journal of Communication, 37(3), pp. 15-32.


The proliferation of media services enabled by digital technologies poses a serious challenge to public service broadcasting rationales based on media scarcity. Looking to the past and future, we articulate an important role that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) might play in the digital age. We argue that historically the ABC has acted beyond its institutional broadcasting remit to facilitate cultural development and, drawing on the example of Pool (an online community of creative practitioners established and maintained by the ABC), point to a key role it might play in fostering network innovation in what are now conceptualised as the creative industries.

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ID Code: 41628
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Public Service Broadcasting, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Creative Industries, Innovation, Communities of Practice
ISSN: 0811-6202
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 the authors.
Deposited On: 10 May 2011 02:31
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:43

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