RIPE@2021 Conference

The RIPE@2021 Conference on the theme of “Public Service Media’s Contribution to Society” will take place online on September 27-28, 2021.

The conference will bring together scholars and public service media professionals from all over the world to critically discuss the concept of “contribution to society”. Working groups will focus on communication needs of changing societies, new forms of contribution and distinctiveness, involving citizens and building communities, as well as governance, communication and legitimacy management.

  • Local Organizing Committee

    The RIPE@2021 Conference is organized by the University of Fribourg’s Department of Communication and Media Research (DCM).

    The members of the RIPE@2021 Local Organizing Committee are:

    • Etienne Bürdel (University of Fribourg)
    • Stefano Pedrazzi (University of Fribourg)
    • Manuel Puppis (University of Fribourg)
    • Roberto Suárez Candel
  • Program Committee

    The Local Organizing Committee is supported by a Program Committee. The members of the RIPE@2020 Program Committee are:

    • Maria Michalis (Westminster University, London)
    • Marko Milosavljevic (University of Ljubljana)
    • Julia Pohle (WZB Berlin Social Science Center)
    • Manuel Puppis (Chair; University of Fribourg)
    • Roberto Suárez Candel
    • Hilde Van den Bulck (Drexel University, Philadelphia)
  • iaPMR

    In 2020, the RIPE initiative transformed into the International Association of Public Media Researchers (iaPMR). More information is available on the association’s website: