Suche nach Personen

plus im Publikationsserver
plus bei BASE
plus bei Google Scholar

Daten exportieren


How Do Public Service Media Innovate? : an Analysis of Product Development by European PSM


Verfügbarkeit überprüfen

Sehl, Annika ; Cornia, Alessio:
How Do Public Service Media Innovate? : an Analysis of Product Development by European PSM.
In: Journalism studies. 22 (2021) 11. - S. 1469-1486.
ISSN 1461-670x


Volltext Link zum Volltext (externe URL):


In this study, we use institutional theory to explore to what extent public service media (PSM) rely on institutional links and on tight coupling with the environment to develop new products for digital news. This framework is especially relevant for understanding how PSM innovate, as they differ from commercial media, and the mimicry of industry trends can lead to tensions with their public service mission. Thirty-six interviews were conducted with senior managers, editors, and other professional roles involved in project development at eight PSM organizations in six European countries. The results indicate that to reduce uncertainty, PSM follow two partially complementary approaches: mimetic isomorphism, i.e., relying on what is seen as best practice by other players within their sector, and tight coupling, i.e., closely connecting with the environment (especially with the audience). Other PSM are the most important source of inspiration, as relationships are close and organizational forms are similar. In contrast, digital-born media are considered to be successful in attracting younger audiences but differ greatly from PSM. In summary, PSM do not simply mimic other players perceived to be successful but consider their own specificities in terms of audiences, purposes, strengths, weaknesses, and public service mission.

Weitere Angaben

Schlagwörter:Digital journalism; innovation; institutional theory; interviews; isomorphism; product development; public service media
Sprache des Eintrags:Englisch
Institutionen der Universität:Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät > Journalistik > Lehrstuhl für Journalistik mit Schwerpunkt Medienstrukturen und Gesellschaft
DOI / URN / ID:10.1080/1461670X.2021.1937675
Verlag:Taylor & Francis
Die Zeitschrift ist nachgewiesen in:
Titel an der KU entstanden:Nein
Eingestellt am: 09. Jan 2023 12:54
Letzte Änderung: 09. Jan 2023 12:54
URL zu dieser Anzeige:
AnalyticsGoogle Scholar