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Our Children’s Future: Does Public Service Media Matter?

Professor Jeanette Steemers

Professor Jeanette Steemers

Jeanette Steemers is Professor of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, and Vice Dean of Research  in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King’s College London. A graduate in German and Russian, she completed her PhD on public service broadcasting in West Germany in 1990.

After working for research company, CIT Research, and distributor HIT Entertainment, she rejoined academia in 1993. Her publications include Changing Channels (1998), Selling Television (2004), European Television Industries (2005 with P. Iosifidis and M. Wheeler), Creating Preschool Television (2010), The Media and the State (2016 with T. Flew and P. Iosifidis), European Media in Crisis (2015 with J. Trappel and B. Thomass), Children’s TV and Digital Media in the Arab World (2017 with Naomi Sakr)., and Screen Media for Arab and European Children (2019 with Naomi Sakr). She has published widely on distribution, public service broadcasting and the children’s media industry. Her work has been funded by the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.



Policy, Production and Public Service in the UK – Taking Children Seriously

After the May publication of the damning Dyson inquiry report into the BBC’s handling of Martin Bashir’s Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales in 1995, all sides are gearing up for the mid-term Review of the BBC’s Royal Charter in 2022. It promises to be a bruising encounter. Issues of governance, following a shift […]

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