Post-Grant Reports


Revisionary Interpretations of the Public Enterprise (Video Program)

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Broadcast and Video Studies | International and Intercultural Communication | Mass Communication


The project consisted of location shooting for a video documentary program. The video content explored the roles of public service media in national and transnational cultures and demonstrated how public service media serve the cultural expression requirements of individuals, communities, and societies.

This project was undertaken in collaboration with the RIPE Initiative (Revisionary Interpretations of the Public Enterprise). Since 2001, RIPE has served as a focal point for research by scholars and practitioners of public service media from around the world. Originally envisioned as a single video program, the final outcome was a series of shorter videos that were more appropriate for online distribution and viewing.

The applicant captured interviews, presentations, and other activities at the RIPE@2014 conference, August 26-29 in Tokyo, Japan. The conference provided the setting for the examination of public service media, and access to PSM researchers and professionals from around the world.

Location video was combined with archival content, graphic materials, and contributions from RIPE participants into a series of three programs, ranging from just over one minute to over 11 minutes in length. Post-production took place throughout the 2014-15 academic year, and during the summer and part of the fall of 2015. The longest of the programs premiered in conjunction with the Collaborative Research Symposium in May 2015, and was distributed through DigitalCommons@Linfield. In addition, all of the programs were made available through the RIPE YouTube channel. Outcomes were shared with students in media production courses.

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RIPE@2014 web videos


This research was conducted as part of a Linfield College Faculty Development Grant in 2014-2015, funded by the Office of Academic Affairs.

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