The Role of Education in Irish Public Service Broadcasting.
Irish Journal of Sociology, 13 (2).
The media's contribution to the creation ofa healthy public sphere
and civil society is the focus of public debate, especially in the light of concerns
about the impact on them of the economic and political spheres. The media's ideal
contribution to the development of a democratic society has traditionally been
framed within the structures of the public service model of broadcasting, where
education plays a crucial role. This article traces the evolution of education in
Irish broadcasting, exploring the consequences for Irish democracy and civil life.
It outlines how education's potential contribution has continually been shaped by
the institutional demands of the political and economic systems, including the
cultural nationalist ethos of early radio broadcasting, its role in the modernisation
of Irish society, and the growth of commercialism and pluralist approaches. These
trends had a formative influence on education's role in Irish broadcasting, and
consequently on the civic and democratic lives of Irish citizens.
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