Are public service media legally obliged to create social cohesion? And how is the integration-related performance of these media perceived?
Public service media play a pivotal role in the German media system as well as in the media repertoires of the population. In recent years, however, the debate about their mission and scope of services has intensified, especially with respect to their relevance in digital media environments.
This interdisciplinary project wants to combine a legal and regulatory science perspective with a communication science perspective within the framework of the Forschungsinstitut gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt
(FGZ, Research Institute Social Cohesion). Based on this, it will address the following research questions:
- What does the public service media remit to create social cohesion look like from from (constitutional) law?
- And how do social subgroups perceive the performance of services of public service media in this respect?