Ellen Goodman has written that "old media pluralism paradigms fit poorly with new digital media challenges." That observation must be examined in terms of rethinking purposes and structures of public service media. Advocacy of a strengthened differentiated pluralism is being advocated, one that turns more to elements of "informational justice", one that deals with questions of reception and use as well as questions of supply, and a pluralism which is more explicitly transnational. The talk will explore these challenges to ideas of pluralism and their relationship to future visions of public service media.
Monroe Price is Director of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research in London. Professor Price is the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and Director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at the Cardozo School of Law, where he served as Dean from 1982 to 1991. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale, where he was executive editor of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked for Associate Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court and was an assistant to Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz.