Dr Alessandro D'Arma

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I joined CAMRI in 2007 and I am currently a Senior Lecturer. Before moving into academia, I worked as a media industry analyst for media consultancy firms. I have a PhD in communications policy.

My research interests revolve around media policy and regulation and the political economy of media industries. I have written about the political economy of Italian media and about children's television industry and policy (with Prof. Jeanette Steemers). My work has appeared in several books and academic journals, including: Media Culture & Society, International Communications Gazette, Journal of Children and Media, and Convergence: Convergence: International Journal for Research into New Media.

My current research considers the implications of technological change for media regulation, especially issues around the funding of audio-visual content in the Internet age and public service media. I am also working on a book project on contemporary Italian media to be published by Lexington Books.

I lead modules on cultural industries and media markets at both undergraduate and postgraduate level (MA Media Management and MA International Media Business). I also act as coordinator of the media theory programme for the BA Radio, BA TV Production, BA Journalism and BA Public Relations degrees.

I am in the supervisory team of several PhD students, and I welcome inquiries from prospective PhD students in my fields of research and any related field.

Main areas of research expertise: media policy and regulation, especially European broadcasting and audiovisual policy; analysis of media, cultural and digital industries; Italian media and politics; political economy of children's media. I am on the editorial board of the journal 'Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture'.

2018

How Do Public Service Broadcasters Make a Case for Themselves? An Analysis of BBC’s ‘Charter Manifestos’ (2018)
D'Arma, A. 2018. How Do Public Service Broadcasters Make a Case for Themselves? An Analysis of BBC’s ‘Charter Manifestos’. Journal of Information Policy. 8, pp. 199-226.
The Hollowing Out of Public Service Media: A Constructivist Institutionalist Analysis of the Commercialisation of BBC’s In-house Production (2018)
D'Arma, A. 2018. The Hollowing Out of Public Service Media: A Constructivist Institutionalist Analysis of the Commercialisation of BBC’s In-house Production. Media, Culture and Society. 40 (3), pp. 432-448.

2017

Making a difference? Public service broadcasting, distinctiveness and children’s provision in Italy and Spain (2017)
D'Arma, A. and Labio, A. 2017. Making a difference? Public service broadcasting, distinctiveness and children’s provision in Italy and Spain. International Journal of Digital Television. 8 (2), pp. 183-199.

2014

Public service media in Europe at times of crisis: some reflections (2014)
D'Arma, A. 2014. Public service media in Europe at times of crisis: some reflections. Public Value Report 2013/2014. pp. 64-66.

2012

Evaluating and regulating the role of public broadcasters in the children’s media ecology: the case of home-grown television content (2012)
Steemers, J. and D'Arma, A. 2012. Evaluating and regulating the role of public broadcasters in the children’s media ecology: the case of home-grown television content. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics. 8 (1), pp. 67-86.
Localisation strategies of US-owned children's television networks in five European markets (2012)
D'Arma, A. and Steemers, J. 2012. Localisation strategies of US-owned children's television networks in five European markets. Journal of Children and Media. 6 (2), pp. 147-163.

2011

Global media, business and politics: a comparative analysis of News Corporation’s strategy in Italy and the UK (2011)
D'Arma, A. 2011. Global media, business and politics: a comparative analysis of News Corporation’s strategy in Italy and the UK. International Communication Gazette. 73 (8), pp. 670-684.
Content aggregation in the age of online video: an analysis of the impact of internet distribution on the television business (2011)
D'Arma, A. 2011. Content aggregation in the age of online video: an analysis of the impact of internet distribution on the television business. Journal of Media Business Studies. 8 (3), pp. 1-18.

2010

Italian television in the multichannel age: assessing change and continuity in industry structure, programming and consumption (2010)
D'Arma, A. 2010. Italian television in the multichannel age: assessing change and continuity in industry structure, programming and consumption. Convergence: the international journal of research into new media technologies. 16 (2), pp. 201-215.

2009

Broadcasting policy in Italy’s 'Second Republic': national politics and European influences (2009)
D'Arma, A. 2009. Broadcasting policy in Italy’s 'Second Republic': national politics and European influences. Media, Culture & Society. 31 (5), pp. 769-786.
Review of Ofcom policy investigation: "The future of children's television programming" (2009)
D'Arma, A. and Steemers, J. 2009. Review of Ofcom policy investigation: "The future of children's television programming". Cultural Trends. 18 (1), pp. 77-82.

2007

Editorial (2007)
D'Arma, A. 2007. Editorial. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. 4 (3), pp. 1-3.

2017

Italia: Políticas sobres Concentratión y Medios Públicos (2017)
D'Arma, A. 2017. Italia: Políticas sobres Concentratión y Medios Públicos. in: Fernández Alonso, I. (ed.) Austeridad y Clientelismo: Política Audiovisual en España en el Contexto Mediterráneo y de la Crisis Financiera Barcelona Gedisa Editorial. pp. 19-38

2015

Challenges and confusion in media and communication regulation: a four country comparison (2015)
D'Arma, A., Nieminen, H., Padovani, C. and Sousa, H. 2015. Challenges and confusion in media and communication regulation: a four country comparison. in: Trappel, J., Steemers, J. and Thomass, B. (ed.) European media in crisis: values, risks and policies London Routledge. pp. 163-181

2013

United Kingdom (2013)
D'Arma, A. 2013. United Kingdom. in: Sousa, H., Trutzschler, W., Fidalgo, J. and Lameiras, M. (ed.) Media regulators in europe: a cross-country comparative analysis International Association for Media and Communication Research. pp. 180-191
Children’s television: markets and regulation (2013)
D'Arma, A. and Steemers, J. 2013. Children’s television: markets and regulation. in: Donders, K., Pauwels, C. and Loisen, J. (ed.) Private television in Western Europe: content, markets, policies Palgrave Macmillan.

2010

Policy interventions, funding and the crisis in advertising (2010)
D'Arma, A. and Steemers, J. 2010. Policy interventions, funding and the crisis in advertising. in: Steemers, J. (ed.) Creating preschool television: a story of commerce, creativity and curriculum Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 171-190
Public service media and children: serving the digital citizens of the future (2010)
D'Arma, A. and Steemers, J. 2010. Public service media and children: serving the digital citizens of the future. in: Iosifides, P. (ed.) Reinventing public service communication: European broadcasters and beyond Palgrave Macmillan.
Serving children in public service media (2010)
D'Arma, A., Enli, G. and Steemers, J. 2010. Serving children in public service media. in: Lowe, G.F. (ed.) The public in public service media Nordicom. pp. 227-242
Shaping tomorrow's television: digital television policies in Italy 1996-2006 (2010)
D'Arma, A. 2010. Shaping tomorrow's television: digital television policies in Italy 1996-2006. in: Ardizzoni, M. and Ferrari, C. (ed.) Beyond monopoly: contemporary Italian media and globalization Lanham Lexington Books.

2007

Le TV locali e la questione dell’accesso al tempo del digitale terrestre (2007)
D'Arma, A. 2007. Le TV locali e la questione dell’accesso al tempo del digitale terrestre. in: Barca, F. (ed.) Le televisioni invisibili: storia ed economia del settore televisivo locale in Italia Rome, Italy RAI Eri. pp. 121-138

2015

Media and Politics in Contemporary Italy: From Berlusconi to Grillo (2015)
D'Arma, A. 2015. Media and Politics in Contemporary Italy: From Berlusconi to Grillo. Lanham/Boulder Lexington Books.

2008

Children's television: the soft underbelly of public service broadcasting (2008)
D'Arma, A. and Steemers, J. 2008. Children's television: the soft underbelly of public service broadcasting. [email protected] Conference: Public Service Media in the 21st Century: Participation, Partnership and Media Development. Mainz, Germany 08 - 11 Oct 2008

2007

Digital switchover in Italy: an analysis of government policy 1996-2006 (2007)
D'Arma, A. 2007. Digital switchover in Italy: an analysis of government policy 1996-2006. 57th ICA Annual Conference ‘Creating Communication: Content, Control, Critique'. Hilton Hotel, San Francisco, CA 24 - 28 May 2007

2007

Broadcasting policy in Italy's 'second republic' 1994-2006 (2007)
D'Arma, A. 2007. Broadcasting policy in Italy's 'second republic' 1994-2006. PhD thesis University of Westminster Faculty of Media, Arts and Design

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