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Murdock, Graham


According to Graham Murdock (Professor of Culture and Economy, University of Loughborough), in a communications environment which is increasingly organised around digital networks, and in which the dominant players (such as Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple) are all based outside the UK, there is a compelling case for a stronger public service and therefore an extension of the BBC’s public service remit.  According to Murdock, in the UK, the BBC offers ‘the only effective institutional base for a comprehensive alternative to this corporate annexation of the internet’. Additionally, as Murdock argues, there are many other issues that have not been so far sufficiently taken into account in policy making processes concerned about the future for public service media, such as the ecological impact of infrastructures, the open source movement, and internationalisation of networks.

Graham Murdock