Richard Collins

Conference paper

The end of public media? The UK: canary in the coal mine?

We have, in this brief history, a story of the varying articulation of the three business models which have, in varying degrees at different times and places, sustained public mass media: direct payment for content, payment for advertising and state subsidy.

Taking the high ground: the struggle for ideas in UK broadcasting policy

In 2006, consideration of UK broadcasting policy focused on the BBC and, in particular, on four issues: governance, accountability, pluralism and the definition of public service broadcasting. The extensive and intensive debate about these institutions and issues was shaped both by technological change, affecting the...