Academics in the Policy Process: The Australian Experience

Written by Terry Flew on April 4, 2014

This links to my paper, first presented to the New America Foundation in Washington DC, US on 29-30 September 2013, on the experience of academics involved in media and communications policy reviews in Australia during 2011-13. It is about to be published in the (open access) Journal of Information Policy.

Convergent Media Policy

Written by Terry Flew on October 26, 2013

At the European Communications Research and Education Association (ECREA) annual meeting of the Communications Law & Policy division, I presented my paper on Convergent Media Policy.

The presentation is here:

The conference was at the University of Salford at MediaCityUK. This is the new headquarters for BBC North, and where the BBC’s production facilities are located for sport, radio and children’s programming.

I discovered that the pros and cons of the MediaCity development are widely debated, and there is some unhappiness

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Converged Communication: Are we there yet?

Written by Terry Flew on October 10, 2013

International Institute of Communication
Shaping the Policy Agenda

London Conference 9-10 October 2013

Trends in Global Communication – Converged Communication: Are We There Yet?

Ed Richards, Chief Executive, Ofcom, UK

What are you trying to achieve? – question to regulators from business

Rise of global “league table-ism”

Better to understand specificities of markets – typically (but not always) national – than to draw up global league tables

Six ideas for improvement:

1. Ubiquitous connectivity and universal minimum connectivity- fixed and mobile
2. More and better innovation- relationship between spectrum, networks

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