Is the Role of Public Service Media in Estonia Changing?

Andres Jõesaar 1  and Ragne Kõuts-Klemm 2
  • 1 Tallinn University, , Estonia
  • 2 University of Tartu, , Estonia


The need to re-structure established media systems needs to be acknowledged. In a situation where new services will be provided by different actors of the digital economy, the role of public service media (PSM) requires attention. If, generally, PSM are under pressure in Europe, the situation in small national markets is even more complicated. PSM are under pressure and also need to find ways to reformulate their role in society and culture. Broad discussions and new agreements between politicians, citizens and the media industry are necessary to change this situation. We will approach the question of whether a specific gap still exists in the media market that can be filled by PSM? The article will seek these answers based on various survey data and collected statistics in Estonia.

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