Ragdres Hwithrans Darlesor Gonis Poblek Kernewek Cornish Public Service Broadcaster Research Project

Monk, Denzil ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8658-9463, Browne, Florence, Moseley, Rachel and Berry, Mandy (2019) Ragdres Hwithrans Darlesor Gonis Poblek Kernewek Cornish Public Service Broadcaster Research Project. Other. Cornwall Council.

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Abstract / Summary

Cornwall is a concealed Celtic nation, misrepresented in the media by outsider views of a constructed place-myth conjured by a hundred unhindered years of romantic travelogue, period drama location and seasonal tourism journalism. Cornish is excluded from the BBC Royal Charter definition of regional and minority languages, in contravention of UK government obligations under Council of Europe treaties.

This paper re-examines contemporary thinking about the future of Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) in a Cornish context, presenting a summary of the findings from a research study commissioned by Cornwall Council to explore models for the establishment of a Cornish PSB and the potential impacts such a service might have.

Using a mixture of primary and secondary research, e.g. desk-based policy & literature review, stakeholder focus group and qualitative one-to-one semi-structured interviews, the study undertook a high-level analysis of platform alternatives and potential audience, assembling concise comparative case studies of Cornish, Irish, Manx, Breton, and te reo Māori minority language PSB, with a deeper analysis of Welsh and Scottish Gaelic provision, evaluating these in the context of a rapidly changing digital landscape, dominated by data and the discoverability algorithms of the streaming giants.

Building on these analyses and ideas expounded in Freedman and Goblet’s A Future for Public Service Television (2018) this paper considers design principles for a new, non-metropolitan, non-linear, data driven Cornish Public Service Media–built on distributed ledger technology (DLT)–that recognises, reflects and revitalizes the complex plurality of twenty-first-century British identity, modelling an essential redefinition of PSB for the digital age.

Published by Cornwall Council, the report’s recommendations are impacting local government industrial strategy and have been presented at the inaugural UK National Minorities Summit and at international conferences on minority language media.

Item Type: Report or Working Paper (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Minority language, Cornish, Public Service Media, Distributed Ledger Technology
Subjects: Business
Film & TV
Courses by Department: The School of Film & Television > Film
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Depositing User: Denzil Monk
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2019 12:03
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:25
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3673


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