Public Service Media| Contemplating a “Public Service Navigator”: In Search of New- (and Better-) Functioning Public Service Media

Mira Burri


The article is set against the backdrop of the reform of public-service broadcasting (PSB) institutions and results from the wide spread of digital technologies. It seeks to answer whether, in a transformed information and communication environment, it would be apt for new PSBs, regardless of their precise organizational design, to assume the role of a “public-service navigator” (PSN). This article shows that there is a need for this new type of editorial intelligence that links users with content in a way that advances conventional media objectives, particularly exposure diversity. The paper clarifies what a PSN project may look like given the practical reality of searching for and consuming content in the digital space.


public service broadcasting, public service media, digital technologies, Internet, exposure diversity

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