Popular Newspapers the Labour Party and British Politics

Popular Newspapers  the Labour Party and British Politics

Leapman, M., Treacherous Estate: the Press After Fleet Street (Hodder & Stoughton, 1992). LeMahieu, D., A Culturefor Democracy (Oxford: Clarendon, 1988). Lewis, J., Constructing Public Opinion: How Political Elites Do What They Like And ...

Author: James Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135773731

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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'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.
Categories: Political Science

Investigative Journalism

Investigative Journalism

Williams, F. (1957) Dangerous Estate. London: Longman. FURTHER READING Harris, R. (1994) The Media Trilogy. London: Faber and Faber. Knightley, Phillip (1997) A Hack's Progress. London: Jonathan Cape. Leapman, M. (1992) Treacherous ...

Author: Hugo de Burgh

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415190534

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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Investigative Journalism is a critical and reflective introduction to the traditions and practices of investigative journalism. Beginning with a historical survey, the authors explain how investigative journalism should be understood within the framework of the mass media. They discuss how it relates to the legal system, the place of ethics in investigations and the influence of new technologies on journalistic practices.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia of Journalism

Encyclopedia of Journalism

Treacherous Estate. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1992. Marr, Andrew. My Trade. London: Macmillan, 2004. Press Complaints Commission. Annual Reports. http:// www.pcc.org.uk/reports/index.html. The Royal Commission on the Press.

Author: Christopher H. Sterling

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452261522

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 3136

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"Written in a clear and accessible style that would suit the needs of journalists and scholars alike, this encyclopedia is highly recommended for large news organizations and all schools of journalism." —Starred Review, Library Journal Journalism permeates our lives and shapes our thoughts in ways we′ve long taken for granted. Whether we listen to National Public Radio in the morning, view the lead story on the Today show, read the morning newspaper headlines, stay up-to-the-minute with Internet news, browse grocery store tabloids, receive Time magazine in our mailbox, or watch the nightly news on television, journalism pervades our daily activities. The six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism covers all significant dimensions of journalism, including print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; U.S. and international perspectives; history; technology; legal issues and court cases; ownership; and economics. The set contains more than 350 signed entries under the direction of leading journalism scholar Christopher H. Sterling of The George Washington University. In the A-to-Z volumes 1 through 4, both scholars and journalists contribute articles that span the field′s wide spectrum of topics, from design, editing, advertising, and marketing to libel, censorship, First Amendment rights, and bias to digital manipulation, media hoaxes, political cartoonists, and secrecy and leaks. Also covered are recently emerging media such as podcasting, blogs, and chat rooms. The last two volumes contain a thorough listing of journalism awards and prizes, a lengthy section on journalism freedom around the world, an annotated bibliography, and key documents. The latter, edited by Glenn Lewis of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and York College/CUNY, comprises dozens of primary documents involving codes of ethics, media and the law, and future changes in store for journalism education. Key Themes Consumers and Audiences Criticism and Education Economics Ethnic and Minority Journalism Issues and Controversies Journalist Organizations Journalists Law and Policy Magazine Types Motion Pictures Networks News Agencies and Services News Categories News Media: U.S. News Media: World Newspaper Types News Program Types Online Journalism Political Communications Processes and Routines of Journalism Radio and Television Technology
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Britain Since 1945

Britain Since 1945

and Michael Leapman's Treacherous Estate (London, 1992). Jeremy Tunstall's contribution to the literature also includes Newspaper Power (London, 1993) and Television Producers (London, 1996). The standard text, James Curran and Jean ...

Author: Jonathan Hollowell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470758175

Category: History

Page: 480

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of Britain's development since the end of the Second World War. It comprises 23 contributions from leading authorities and newer scholars, set in context with a foreword by Raymond Seitz. A comprehensive and fascinating introduction to Britain from the end of the Second World War Draws together the themes that have dominated discussion amongst scholars and media commentators The chapters are set in context with a foreword by Raymond Seitz Covers topics such as foreigh policy, political parties, the media, race relations, women and social change, science and IT, culture, industrial relations, the welfare state, and political and economic issues in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Categories: History

Ever After

Ever After

Kronenberg, L., Marlborough's Duchess, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1958. Lacey, Robert, Majesty: Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor, Hutchinson, London, 1977. Leapman, Michael, Treacherous Estate, Hodder & Stoughton ...

Author: Anne Edwards

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250293909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 414

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"This is the stuff of fairy tales," said the Archbishop of Canterbury on July 23, 1981, after the 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer arrived in a glass coach for her wedding to Prince Charles. But everyone knows how that fairy tale ended. Drawing upon intensive research and interviews, acclaimed biographer Anne Edwards, well-known for her revelatory and incisive books on members of Britain's royal family, here uncovers new details of Diana's life and her search for love; of her family background; and of a betrayal, historic in its outcome. What the public did not know at the time of her storybook wedding was the true story of Diana's troubled childhood-of the cold, autocratic grandfather who disdained her father, who was himself an abusive husband obsessed with having a son to inherit the Spencer wealth and title. When Diana married Prince Charles, she joined the equally troubled House of Windsor, and was caught up in a plot Shakespearean in its deception and eventual tragic ending. Anne Edwards paints a vivid portrait of a woman desperate in her marriage, fearful of her life, who became devious-and often brilliant-in the moves she played in a treacherous royal chess game. As in her superb biographies of other royal and celebrated women, Anne Edwards's Ever After transcends the one-sided views of Diana in a work that must be called definitive. At long last, and with all of the insight and narrative drama that have marked her previous bestsellers, Edwards brings us the first full-scale, authoritative portrait of a more intelligent, more resourceful, and sometimes more ruthless woman than we have seen before. "Diana's many fans are sure to be delighted by Edwards's intimate prose and detailed descriptions." - Publishers Weekly
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Journalism Workbook

Journalism Workbook

Lake, Brian: British Newspapers: A History and Guide for Collectors, Sheppard Press, 1984. Leapman, Michael: Barefaced Cheek, Hodder & Stoughton, 1983. Biography of Rupert Murdoch; Treacherous Estate: The Press after Fleet ...

Author: Brendan Hennessy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136024580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

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Using practical assignments, the authors take each area of journalism, and demonstrate the world which awaits journalists in the early years of their careers. Each of the assignments spins off a number of tasks which are presented to the reader in the form of briefings, and can be used as a basis for further study. Notes and references are provided with each of the tasks to guide the student and help them understand fully each area of practice. There are also exercises on page planning and design. Workshop projects and study programmes outline ways in which students and trainees in groups or singly can analyse newspaper content, build up readership profiles and consider different methods of practice, social and political attitudes to the media, press regulations and press economics. This book will also be an invaluable purchase for students using distance learning packs.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Media and Financial Crises

The Media and Financial Crises

Leapman, M. (1992) Treacherous Estate:The Press After FleetStreet, London: Hodder&Stoughton. Lewis, C.(2010)'A RecentScandal: TheHome InsulationProgram',in Dowding, K.andLewis,C.(eds.) Ministerial Careers and Accountability in the ...

Author: Steve Schifferes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317624516

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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The Media and Financial Crises provides unique insights into the debate on the role of the media in the global financial crisis. Coverage is inter-disciplinary, with contributions from media studies, political economy and journalists themselves. It features a wide range of countries, including the USA, UK, Ireland, Greece, Spain and Australia, and a completely new history of financial crises in the British press over 150 years. Editors Steve Schifferes and Richard Roberts have assembled an expert set of contributors, including Joseph E Stiglitz and Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times. The role of the media has been central in shaping our response to the financial crisis. Examining its performance in comparative and historical perspectives is crucial to ensuring that the media does a better job next time. The book has five distinct parts: The Banking Crisis and the Media The Euro-Crisis and the Media Challenges for the Media The Lessons of History Media Messengers Under Interrogation The Media and Financial Crises offers broad and coherent coverage, making it ideal for both students and scholars of financial journalism, journalism studies, media studies, and media and economic history.
Categories: Social Science

Finding a Role

Finding a Role

Sun quoted in M. Leapman, Treacherous Estate: The Press after Fleet Street (1992), 214–15 (emphasis in the original). 29 A. Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty (2004), 65. 30 O (19 June 1994), 21. Campaigning after 1967 to improve the ...

Author: Brian Harrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199548750

Category: History

Page: 679

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Seven analytic chapters in this book pursue the massive changes wrought in Britain between 1970 and 1990. They look in detail at the changes in international relations, landscape and townscape, social framework, family and welfare structures, economic policies and realities and government which had occurred by 1990.
Categories: History

Unreliable Sources

Unreliable Sources

Treacherous Estate: The press after Fleet Street. Hodder & Stoughton. 1992. Porter, Henry. Lies, Damned Lies and Some Exclusives. Chatto & Windus. 1984. Shawcross, William. Rupert Murdoch, Ringmaster of the Information Circus.

Author: John Simpson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230750104

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

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Through many decades of groundbreaking journalism, John Simpson has become not only one of the most recognisable and trusted British personalities, but has transferred his skill to books with multiple bestselling success. With his new book he turns his eye to how Great Britain has been transformed by its free press down the years. He shows how, while the press likes to pretend it's independent, they have enjoyed the power they have over the events they report and have at times exercised it irresponsibly. He examines how it changed the world and changed itself over the course of the last hundred years, from the creation of the Daily Mail and the first stokings of anti-German sentiment in the years leading up to the First World War, to the Sun's propping up of the Thatcher government, and beyond. In this self-analysis from one of the pillars of modern journalism some searching questions are asked, including whether the press can ever be truly free and whether we would desire it to be so. Always incisive, brilliantly readable and never shy of controversy, Lies Like Truth sees John Simpson at the height of his game as one of Britain's foremost commentators.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Journalism Reader

A Journalism Reader

Leapman , M. ( 1992 ) Treacherous Estate : The Press after Fleet Street , London : Hodder & Stoughton . Linton , D. and Boston , R. ( eds ) ( 1987 ) The Newspaper Press in Britain : An Annotated Bibliography , London : Mansell .

Author: Michael Bromley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415141354

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

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A variety of contributors - including journalists, cultural theorists, philosophers, historians and newspaper proprietors - offer insights and perspectives on the history, status and craft of journalism.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines