DialogForum: QUO VADIS österreichischer Film?
ORF is the largest client of the Austrian film and television industry.  Every year, it invests around 100 million in Austria as a film and production location. Reason enough to ask: What actually constitutes "Austrian film"? What distinguishes public film production from commercial production? How will it continue in the future? [more]

"A European Perspective"
The Czech Republic is the youngest of the now 15 members of the "A European Perspective" project. 

Petr Dvořák, General Director of Ceská Televize, said: "Joining 'A European Perspective' helps preserve our independence by sharing trusted news from public service media, and it is an opportunity for citizens across Europe to discover our journalism."

What is "A European Perspective?"
"A European Perspective" collects and translates news from participating European public service newsrooms. Each participating organization makes its contributions available via a Digital News Hub, where they are translated into multiple languages. Editors can select and publish the stories most relevant to their audience - offering multiple perspectives on a single news story. In this way, the public gains access to news from different countries - this should lead out of the "news bubble" and promote media literacy.

More information on "A European Perspective" can be found on the European Broadcast Union (EBU) website.

DialogForum: Alles super oder was?
The most successful entrepreneur. The most beautiful woman. The best car.
The superlatives outdo each other just as much as the stereotypes. But what do they mean? Who determines what is honored? What is considered exemplary and worth striving for? And last but not least: What actually is (media) quality and who benefits from it? [more] 

DialogForum: CHALLENGE 23 - New, digital and ...?
For ORF and all public service media in Europe, 2023 will bring new challenges, tasks, but also opportunities: How can we succeed in keeping pace with the "social media" offerings of Facebook, TikTok, YouTube and Instagram? What will be new and different? How can the public service mission be fulfilled in the digital age? And last but not least: How can its own deficits and structural shortcomings be overcome? [more]

DialogForum: ZUSAMMEN - aber Wohin?
Crises, war and voices of disaster dominate the headlines. Do they also determine people's moods and, above all, their perspectives? Where is our society heading? Into uncertainty and fear? Is social cohesion still possible, despite polarization and segmentation? Are there positive images of the future, beyond the dystopian scenarios and realities? Are media involved in outrage management or in the search for a "new US"? [more...]

RIPE@2022: Patrick Barwise - "The War against the BBC"
RIPE, the most important academic conference on public service media, met in Vienna in 2022 and provided a forum to address diverse aspects of the media quality discourse from the perspective of diverse European research institutions. This year's keynote address "The War against the BBC - What's at Stake and Why it Matters" was given by Patrick Barwise. The LIVE STREAM of the first day of the conference at ORF - including the keynote speech - can also be found here.  [mehr...]

Die RIPE, die bedeutendste wissenschaftliche Konferenz zu öffentlich-rechtlichen Medien, tagte 2022 in Wien und bot ein Forum, um vielfältige Aspekte des Medienqualitätsdiskurses aus der Perspektive diverser europäischer Forschungseinrichtungen anzusprechen. [mehr...]

Texte 26
TEXTE 26 - Between the Fourth Estate and the Fifth Power
ORF is required by law to provide comprehensive quality control. In addition to the Public Value Report and the Annual Report, this consists primarily of elements created with the help of scientific expertise: The „Audience Panels”, during which the audience‘s opinion on various program pillars is explored, are evaluated by a social science institute. The representative survey on program appreciation, among other things, is conducted by social scientists, as is the testing of the quality profiles - the self-commitments of ORF editors to various program genres. [more]

DialogForum: Qualität auf dem Prüfstand
What is the ORF worth? Who benefits from it? Who defines, controls and checks its media quality? On the occasion of the publication of the third part of the current ORF Public Value Report, ORF prize winners and those who ensure and research media quality discussed the issue at the DialogForum on 19 May. [more]

DialogForum: Generation Z
What is the state of the young post Corona? How does a generation look at world events, at gender issues and not least at itself? Is isolation followed by a departure and a new beginning? Are new visions, new initiative and new courage emerging? And last but not least: what role does the media play in this?  [more]

Who to trust on the web?
Why is it possible for dangerous false reports and also conspiracy narratives to spread so easily on online platforms? What are trustworthy sources on the Net? And why should today's Internet be rethought? Find out in this video. [watch]

What does Google do with our data?
It's no longer a secret that Google, Facebook, Amazon and others collect their users' data in order to improve their software and personalize online advertising. Nevertheless, these services and platforms are used by many people around the world. Is there any chance at all to make the web more democratic and less profit-oriented? A video by Viktoria Tatschl [Video].

Study: Digital Transformation - From Broadcaster to Quality Network
The Public Value annual study "Digital Transformation - From Broadcaster to Quality Network" analyzes current framework conditions and requirements that influence the distinguishable quality of public service media production. The challenge is to define a "Public Digital Value", i.e. to "translate" the fulfillment of the existing, statutory public service mandates into the digital media environment. [See study here]

Occupy the Internet: Launch of Public Service Internet Manifesto
The initiative "Public Service Internet Manifesto" has been signed by over 1000 supporters worldwide, including Jürgen Habermas and Noam Chomsky. If you would like to support the initiative for a public service Internet, you can sign the manifesto here: [more]

Figures do not lie. Therefore, the ORF documents its media performance in the third part of the current Public Value Report on the basis of extensive data and facts. [more]

My Home is my... Österreich - Kultur - Identität(en)
My home is my ... is the second part of the current Public Value report, which, after the "digital transformation" in the first part, deals with the complex of topics "Austria-Culture-Identity(ies)". What does home mean? [more]

David vs. Goliath - Wer behauptet sich im Netz?
If everything is changing, why not the Public Value Report? Instead of once a year, this year ORF is presenting the report on public media quality in three parts. The current issue asks, "David vs. Goliath - Who holds their own on the net?" Commentaries and analyses from academia and the ORF. [more]

Wie gelingt die digitale Transformation? Im Transform-Studio bitten Isabelle Richter & Viktoria Tatschl ORF-Mitarbeiter*innen zum Gespräch. [Die Videos]

The secret of the colors
ORF Public Value is defined by five quality dimensions and 18 performance categories. They are derived from the ORF Act, the ORF programme directives, the ORF guiding principles and current requirements in the society and media developments. [more]