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Coding Public Value: Public service media and software for the common good

The project investigates the possibility of exercising media policy through the development of software. The focus was on developing a software for public media platforms that not only serves business models but also considers the public interest and takes into account media regulations.

Project description

Coding Public Value (CPV) focuses on the development and evaluation of methods for responsible software engineering serving the common good along with corresponding institutional, political and organisational frameworks for public-service media platforms. Two central questions came to the fore: How can legal, political and user-oriented requirements of public media be translated into requirements, methods and quality assessment practices for the engineering of software? Which institutional, political, and organizational requirements have to be implemented in order to operate these media platforms on the foundation of such public service-oriented software engineering? To answer these questions, CPV combined science and technology studies, media and communication research, legal studies and empirical software engineering in an interdisciplinary collaboration.

The project was completed by 30 June, 2023.


Dr. Christoph Egle

Managing Director, bidt

Project team

Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik Passoth

Professor of Sociology of Technology, European New School of Digital Studies | Europa-Universität Viadrina

Prof. Dr. Daniel Mendez

Full Professor in Empirical Software Engineering, Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Prof. Dr. Hans-Bernd Brosius

Professor of empirical communication research, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences | Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz

Director, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut, Director at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Professor for Media Law and Public Law including Theoretical Foundations | Universität Hamburg

Dr. Julian Unkel

Research Associate, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich

Dr. Stephan Dreyer

Senior Researcher in Media Law and Media Governance , Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)

Maryam Tatari M.Sc.

Research Associate, Munich Center for Technology and Society | Technical University of Munich

Oleksandr Kosenkov M.Sc.

Software Engineer, Research Assistant, fortiss

Ulrike Schwertberger M.A.

Research Associate, Department of Media and Communication | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich

Valerie Rhein dipl. jur.

Junior Researcher, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)

Benedict Lang B.A.

Research Assistant, Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) | Technical University of Munich

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