Popular Newspapers, the Labour Party and British Politics

Author: James Thomas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135773726
Category: History
Page: 232
View: 2739

Continue Reading →

'IT'S THE SUN WOT WON IT', was the famous headline claim of Britain's most popular newspaper following the Conservative party's victory over Labour in the 1992 general election. The headline referred to a virulent press campaign against Neil Kinnock's Labour party, and dramatically highlighted one of the chief features of British politics during the twentieth century - the conflict between a socialist Labour party and a capitalist popular press. Labour's frequent complaints of the political and electoral unfairness of newspaper bias meant that some commentators considered that this dispute had a heritage as old as the party itself. Others, including the Labour leadership at the time, argued that despite past tensions, the 1992 election marked the culmination of an unprecedented campaign of vilification against the party. Popular Newspapers, the Labour Party and British Politics assesses these competing claims, looking not only at 1992 but both back and forward to examine the continuities and changes in newspaper coverage of British politics and the Labour party over the twentieth century. The book explores whether the popular press has lived up to its claim of being a democratic 'fourth estate', or has merely, as Labour politicians have argued been a powerful 'fifth column' distorting the democratic process. Drawing on a range of previously unexamined sources this book offers the first original and comprehensive history of a fascinating aspect of British politics from Beaverbrook to Blair. James Thomas is a lecturer at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, and has published articles and esays exploring the relationship between the popular press and British politics.

Crime and the media

Author: Richard Victor Ericson
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
Page: 429
View: 1330

Continue Reading →

The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology. The series

Forever feminine

women's magazines and the cult of femininity
Author: Marjorie Ferguson
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 243
View: 6470

Continue Reading →


Author: James Curran
Publisher: 清华大学出版社有限公司
ISBN: 9787302130437
Category: Mass media
Page: 372
View: 4185

Continue Reading →


The Routledge Companion to British Media History

Author: Martin Conboy,John Steel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317629469
Category: Social Science
Page: 628
View: 9576

Continue Reading →

The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides a comprehensive exploration of how different media have evolved within social, regional and national contexts. The 50 chapters in this volume, written by an outstanding team of internationally respected scholars, bring together current debates and issues within media history in this era of rapid change, and also provide students and researchers with an essential collection of comparable media histories. The first two parts of the Companion comprise a series of thematic chapters reflecting broadly on historiography, providing historical context for discussions of the power of the media and their social importance, arranged in the following sections: Media History Debates Media and Society The subsequent parts are made up of in-depth sections on different media formats, exploring various approaches to historicizing media futures, divided as follows: Newspapers Magazines Radio Film Television Digital Media The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates in the field. Chapter 40 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at www.tandfebooks.com/openaccess. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

Über das Fernsehen

Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518120545
Category: Fernsehen - Massenmedien - Wirkung
Page: 139
View: 4085

Continue Reading →

Fernsehen ; Massenmedien ; Journalismus.

Law-and-Order News

An analysis of crime reporting in the British press
Author: Steve Chibnall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136422498
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 9065

Continue Reading →

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1977 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Into the Newsroom

Exploring the Digital Production of Regional Television News
Author: Emma Hemmingway
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134137230
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 264
View: 4360

Continue Reading →

Into the Newsroom provides a rigorous investigation into the everyday rituals that are performed in the television newsroom, and offers a unique suggestion that news is both a highly haphazard and yet technologically complicated process of deliberate construction involving the interweaving of reflexive professional journalists as well as developing, unpredictable technologies. Arguing specifically for a recognition and an exploration of technological agency, this book takes the reader on an exciting journey into the digital newsroom, using exclusive observation and interviews from those journalists working on the BBC's recent pilot project of local television news as part of its empirical evidence. This is an essential introduction for both those seeking to understand news processes at the level of every day routines and practices, and for those students and scholars who are eager to adopt new and challenging ways to theorise news as practice.

Cultural Studies in Question

Author: Marjorie Ferguson,Peter Golding
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849207062
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 5583

Continue Reading →

This major text offers a critical reappraisal of the contemporary practice of cultural studies. It focuses in particular on the contribution of cultural studies to the understanding of media, communications and popular cultures in contemporary societies. The contributors, an outstanding group of internationally acclaimed scholars, examine topics such as: the different strands of cultural studies and how they are developed; whether cultural studies is a coherent discipline; tensions and debates within cultural studies; alternative or related approaches to contemporary media and society; and the movement by cultural studies revisionists towards more empirical and sociological modes of analysis.

Communication Yearbook 14

Author: James A. Anderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135152438
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 608
View: 8375

Continue Reading →

Communication Yearbook 14, originally published in 1991 delves into research concerned with: audiences - their effect on the mass media and how the mass media effect them; the quality of mass media performance and public opinion; the study of contemporary media from an organization studies approach; the implications of propoganda; the pressure of public opinion; and media agenda setting, among other issues. Commentaries provide refreshing viewpoints to each chapter, enhancing each chapter with complementary, or sometimes competing perspectives. Once again Anderson has brough together an internationally distinguished team of contributors who have created a forum for discussing cutting-edge topics in the field.