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.
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
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