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News and Public Affairs Networks of PBS Member Stations: A Network Analysis of Stations’ Programming Exchange

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The public television system in America is a group of 163 actively programming stations that serve the interests and needs of their local communities. Distinctive to the American public television system is its historical and current practice of exchanging programming produced by one public television station to others within the system through its national programming distribution service. This arrangement of program exchange among the stations allows them to be studied as a network of producing and programming stations. Because of the assumed importance of news and public affairs programming to a healthy and functioning democracy, attention to journalistic programming exchanges is of particular importance when studying the network. Guided by the theoretical frameworks of the marketplace of ideas, transaction cost economics, and social exchange, and utilizing network analysis, this paper considers how structurally diverse the news and public affairs schedule is for individual stations and the PBS network at large. Initial findings indicate a range of diversity at the local level and a concentration of news and public affairs production at the network level, suggesting a tension between the diversity principle of the marketplace of ideas and minimizing transaction costs.

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Smallwood, Amber. and Bryant, J. Alison. "News and Public Affairs Networks of PBS Member Stations: A Network Analysis of Stations’ Programming Exchange" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Dresden International Congress Centre, Dresden, Germany, Jun 16, 2006 <Not Available>. 2013-12-17 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p92913_index.html>

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Smallwood, A. M. and Bryant, J. , 2006-06-16 "News and Public Affairs Networks of PBS Member Stations: A Network Analysis of Stations’ Programming Exchange" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Dresden International Congress Centre, Dresden, Germany Online <PDF>. 2013-12-17 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p92913_index.html

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Abstract: The public television system in America is a group of 163 actively programming stations that serve the interests and needs of their local communities. Distinctive to the American public television system is its historical and current practice of exchanging programming produced by one public television station to others within the system through its national programming distribution service. This arrangement of program exchange among the stations allows them to be studied as a network of producing and programming stations. Because of the assumed importance of news and public affairs programming to a healthy and functioning democracy, attention to journalistic programming exchanges is of particular importance when studying the network. Guided by the theoretical frameworks of the marketplace of ideas, transaction cost economics, and social exchange, and utilizing network analysis, this paper considers how structurally diverse the news and public affairs schedule is for individual stations and the PBS network at large. Initial findings indicate a range of diversity at the local level and a concentration of news and public affairs production at the network level, suggesting a tension between the diversity principle of the marketplace of ideas and minimizing transaction costs.

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