Panel Discussion: Are Citizens Helping to Shape the Future of Public Broadcasting?

What will the television of tomorrow look like? And how do citizens help shape the future of public broadcasting? These and other questions will be addressed by the panel discussion on October 13, 2022, starting at 6 p.m. in the Haus der Universität.

Prof. Dr. Christiane Eilders (DIID spokeswoman and professor of communication and media studies at Heinrich Heine University) and Dr. Frauke Gerlach (director of the Grimme Institute) will join political scientist Prof. Dr. Christoph Bieber and Ingmar Cario (deputy program director for information, fiction and entertainment at WDR) on the podium for the discussion. The event will take place on Oct. 13, 2022, starting at 6 p.m. at the Haus der Universität (Schadowplatz 14).

The occasion for the public panel discussion is a cooperation project between the Grimme Institute, the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and the Düsseldorf Institute for Internet and Democracy (DIID). Last year, the project “#meinfernsehen2021” invited interested citizens to participate in an online discussion on the future of public television. More information about the project can be found here. Additional discussion material was provided by the “ARD Future Dialog” launched by ARD in spring 2021. This process was also carried out to collect ideas and suggestions from citizens on the design of public television.

The panel discussion aims to take up the impulses of these discussions and to further advance the public dialogue on the future of public broadcasting. In addition to the panel guests, all interested citizens are invited to participate in the discourse, which will be moderated by Bettina Fruchtmann. We look forward to lively participation and a constructive discussion.