Interesting to be part of the RIPE conference in Amsterdam and Hilversum this year. Held every 2 years, its a gathering of academics and media policy makers which has all the potential of being boring as hell.
In fact, this one was a nice mix of those studying both contemporary and historical broadcasting - and the impact of genres on the public. This one focused on the future role of public service broadcasting. They held the opening day in the (nearly) finished Sound and Vision experience in Hilversum (going to be one of the wonders of the Netherlands ) and the second day in the Royal Academy of Arts and Science in Amsterdam.
I have several ideas for useful PhD projects they could be working on to help broadcasters with the future....like the impact HD is going to have on newsmaking.