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To gæsteforelæsninger om public service-medier:

Bjørn Erichsen og James Bennett

Begge afholdes den 24. marts, kl. 13-16 i lokale 22.0.11, KUA1, Karen Blixens Vej 4, 2300 København S. 

Bjørn Erichsen, tidligere programdirektør i DR og direktør i EBU og nuværende medlem af TV 2’s bestyrelse: Public Service i Europa med Danmark på førstepladsen

Kampen mellem public service og kommercielt TV i Europa er vor tids største kulturpolitiske opgør. Et opgør der dagligt udkæmpes på 5 forskellige niveauer: I de mange millioner husholdninger, hos de mange tusinde broadcastere, i de nationale europæiske regeringer, i EU kommissionen og ved EU domstolene og endelig i WTO, den globale organisation for verdenshandel. Få foretrækker den amerikanske model, færre den kinesiske, men der er rigtig mange milliarder af europæiske timer og euro på spil, og public service er presset overalt - undtagen i Danmark, endnu!

Dr James Bennett, Reader in Television & Digital Culture, Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London: FROM “MEN IN DINNER SUITS” TO “INTERACTIVE, DIGITAL HUB”? The BBCs journeys in interactive media

As part of the BBC’s most recent institutional strategy, new Director General Tony Hall proclaimed that the BBC was no longer a staid, paternalist organisation where ‘men in dinner suits once spoke into foot-long microphones’, and was instead becoming a ‘digital, interactive hub’. This paper places the current strategy in historical relief by looking at how the BBC has been attempting this transformation since at least the early 2000s. It suggests that a broadcast organisation has struggled to embrace interactivity when the audience ‘talks back’. Drawing on a study of PSM production cultures across the UK, I argue that those men in dinner suits may not yet have vacated the dinner table to let their digital colleagues take a seat. This dining hall queue has significant implications for public service broadcasting organisation’s ability to meet the transformational rhetoric of such PSM strategies and interact with those “people formerly known as the audience”.

Gæsteforelæsningerne arrangeres af forskergruppen Kulturens Medialisering ved Institut for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling.