Public Service Broadcasting, Creative Industries and Innovation Infrastructure: The Case of ABC's Pool

Chris Wilson, Jonathon Hutchinson, Pip Shea

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    Abstract

    The proliferation of media services enabled by digital technologies poses a serious challenge to public service broadcasting rationales based on media scarcity. Looking to the past and future, we articulate an important role that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) might play in the digital age. We argue that historically the ABC has acted beyond its institutional broadcasting remit to facilitate cultural development and, drawing on the example of Pool (an online community of creative practitioners established and maintained by the ABC), point to a key role it might play in fostering network innovation in what are now conceptualised as the creative industries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)15
    Number of pages32
    JournalAustralian Journal of Communication
    Volume37
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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