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Assessing the Delivery of BBC Radio 5 Live's Public Service Commitments
by Tim Luckhurst, Ben Cocking, Ian Reeves, Rob Bailey,

ISBN: 9781845497392
cover price: £10.00

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Anti-Social Media?
by John Mair, Tor Clark, Neil Fowler, Raymond Snoddy,

ISBN: 9781845497293
cover price: £19.95

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Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future
by John Mair, Richard Lance Keeble, Megan Lucero, Martin Moore,

ISBN: 9781845497149
cover price: £19.95

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Brexit, Trump and the Media
by John Mair, Tor Clark, Neil Fowler, Raymond Snoddy,

ISBN: 9781845497095
cover price: £19.95

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Last Words?
by John Mair, Tor Clark, Neil Fowler, Raymond Snoddy, Richard Tait,

ISBN: 9781845496968
cover price: £19.95

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Data Journalism: Inside the global future
by Tom Felle, John Mair, Damian Radcliffe,

ISBN: 9781845496630
cover price: £19.95

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What Price Channel 4?
by John Mair, Fiona Chesterton, David Lloyd, Ian Reeves,

ISBN: 9781845496807
cover price: £19.95

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The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial
by Richard Lance Keeble, John Mair,

ISBN: 9781845495565
cover price: £19.95

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Mirage In The Desert? Reporting The 'Arab Spring'
by John Mair, Richard Lance Keeble,

ISBN: 9781845495145
cover price: £17.95

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Covering Conflict
by Richard Lance Keeble,

ISBN: 9781845497101
cover price: £19.95

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After Leveson? - The Future for British Journalism
by John Mair,

ISBN: 9781845495763
cover price: £19.95

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Responsibility without Power
by Tim Luckhurst,

ISBN: 9781845495589
cover price: £3.50

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Accidents: Causes, Investigation and Prevention
by James Thornhill,

ISBN: 9781845495084
cover price: £15.95

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The Challenge of Value
by Harry Macdivitt, Mike Wilkinson,

ISBN: 9781845494490
cover price: £12.99

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The Fable of the Sharks
by Eduard Gracia,

ISBN: 9781845490652
cover price: £8.99

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Experimental Statistics using MINITAB
by Colin Weatherup,

ISBN: 9781845492083
cover price: £9.99

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Experimental Statistics using MINITAB
by Colin Weatherup,

ISBN: 9781845492083
cover price: £9.99

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First Course in Digital Signal Processing using DADiSP
by Allen Brown, Zhang Jun,

ISBN: 9781845495022
cover price: £15.00

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Richard II in New York
by Steven Berkoff,

ISBN: 9781845492151
cover price: £8.99

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Victims and Viragos: Metropolitan Women, Crime and the Eighteenth-Century Justice System
by Gregory Durston,

ISBN: 9781845492212
cover price: £11.99

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Victims and Viragos: Metropolitan Women, Crime and the Eighteenth-Century Justice System
by Gregory Durston,

ISBN: 9781845492212
cover price: £11.99

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Differential Forms for Cartan-Klein Geometry
by Jose G. Vargas,

ISBN: 9781845495299
cover price: £46.95

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The Limits of Ecology: New Perspectives from a Theoretical Borderland
by Michael A Woodley,

ISBN: 9781845491666
cover price: £9.95

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Turning Monkeys into Lemons
by Lee Gilbert,

ISBN: 9781845492991
cover price: £12.99

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Ethical Space Vol.7 Issue 2/3
by Richard Keeble, Donald Matheson,

ISBN: 9781845494292
cover price: £20.00

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Leeds Studies in English 2009
by Alaric Hall,

ISBN: 9781845494797
cover price: £22.00

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Playing Footsie With the FTSE? The Great Crash of 2008
by Richard Lance Keeble, John Mair,

ISBN: 9781845493974
cover price: £9.99

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George Orwell, the Secret State and the Making of Nineteen Eighty-Four
by Richard Lance Keeble

To what extent did George Orwell's involvement with British secret intelligence influence the writing of Nineteen Eighty-Four? How crucial was his friendship with David Astor, the millionaire owner of the Observer, with his background in intelligence and the Special Operations Executive, in the making of his great dystopian masterpiece? Has the role of Julia - who conducts a passionate, secret affair with anti-hero Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four - as a possible Party spy engaged in a honeytrap operation, been marginalised too often?

These are just some of the questions highlighted in George Orwell, the Secret State and the Making of Nineteen Eighty-Four which brings together 24 fascinating, original and often controversial essays by Richard Lance Keeble - to mark the 70th anniversary of Orwell's untimely death at the age of only 46. In addition, the text examines:
  • Orwell's attitudes to sexuality reflected, in particular, in his essay on the sexy seaside postcards of Donald McGill;
  • Orwell's humorous writing in a range of texts including Homage to Catalonia (his account of fighting alongside the Republican militia during the Spanish civil war in 1937), 'Some thoughts on the common toad' and his 'As I Please' columns in Tribune;
  • Orwell as a literary journalist focusing on his extraordinary prep school memoir 'Such, Such Were the Joys';
  • Orwell as the inventor not only of Cultural Studies but also Journalism Studies;
  • Orwell as a film reviewer, and
  • Orwell as a proto-blogger.

John Rodden, the leading authority on Orwell's legacy, comments:
'Keeble's provocative collection of essays represents an original and significant contribution both to Orwell biography and literary criticism.'

D. J. Taylor, the award-winning biographer of Orwell, comments:
'Richard Keeble is an indefatigable guide to the latest developments in Orwell Studies. I read George Orwell, The Secret State and the Making of Nineteen Eighty-Four with both profit and pleasure.'

 
George Orwell, the secret state and the making of Nineteen Eighty-Four
Anti-Social Media?
Edited by John Mair, Tor Clark, Neil Fowler, Raymond Snoddy & Richard Tait

Social media has revolutionised journalism and wider society, for good and bad. Journalists have powerful tools - but are watching the collapse of a newspaper industry failing to compete with social media platforms. Individuals can make their contribution to the global conversation, but at the price of vicious and intimidatory trolling which threatens freedom of expression. Social media has transformed political campaigning but its recent misuse in the UK and US undermines democracy. This book recognises the good and looks at ways to minimise the bad, with contributions from leading experts in journalism, politics and digital media, as well as the latest academic research.

Contributors Professor Leighton Andrews, Paul Armstrong, Professor Patrick Barwise, Sir Peter Bazalgette, Amy Binns, Vincent Campbell, Baroness Shami Chakrabati, Jim Chisholm, Alex Connock, Paul Connew, Alex DeGroote, Sean Dodson, Torin Douglas, Bill Dunlop, Dipsy Edmunds, Professor Chris Frost, Professor Christian Fuchs, Professor Ivor Gaber, Alan Geere, Tom George, Faith Gordon, Christopher Graham, Phil Harding, Professor Jeff Jarvis, Gina Miller, Denis Muller, Agnes Nairn, Professor John Naughton, David Nolan, Michelle O'Reilly, John Price, Paul Reilly, Greg Rowett, Alan Rusbridger, Professor Richard Sambrook, Kostas Saltzis, Professor Michael Schrage, Prosper Tatendra, Mark Thompson and Claire Wolfe.

Editors John Mair has been the lead editor of all 25 Abramis 'hackademic' texts. He is a former BBC producer and university lecturer.
Tor Clark is Associate professor in journalism at the University of Leicester and a former regional newspaper editor.
Neil Fowler is the former editor of four UK regional daily newspapers and of Which? magazine. He is an Associate Member of Nuffield College, Oxford.
Raymond Snoddy OBE is the former media editor of The Times and media correspondent of the Financial Times.
Richard Tait CBE is Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University and former Editor In Chief of ITN.

The Abramis 'Hackademic' Series This is the 25th in the Abramis 'Hackademic' series. Titles have ranged from the Arab Spring to Phone Hacking to Brexit and Trump and the futures of the BBC and Channel Four. All are available on Amazon.

 
Anti_Social Media
Brexit, Trump and the Media
Edited by John Mair, Tor Clark, Neil Fowler, Raymond Snoddy & Richard Tait

They were the two volcanic surprises in world politics in 2016 - Brexit, the UK vote to leave the European Union in June, and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in November. Neither was predicted by the polls, neither pleased the establishment in both countries. Both will have long-term ramifications, good and bad, for decades to come. But what role did the media on both sides of the Atlantic play as midwives to these 'populist' revolts? Was it wary enough? Did the media, in all its various forms, act as watchdog or lapdog? With the 2017 UK General Election results fresh in our minds, this is a timely and cogent analysis of how we arrived at where we are.

This book - the 20th in the acclaimed Abramis 'hackademic' series (mixing academics and journalists between the same covers) attempts to answer those big questions and more.

The contributors include some of journalism and academia's most distinguished names, from the introduction by Channel 4's Jon Snow through to the postscript by the BBC's Nick Robinson.

 
Brexit, Trump and the Media
Covering Conflict
by Richard Lance Keeble

In Covering conflict: The making and unmaking of new militarism, Richard Lance Keeble presents a highly original, critical overview of the UK press's coverage of wars since 1945. The US-led attacks on Iraq in 1991, Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 were conceived in 'new militarist' terms - in that they were quickly concluded with 'victories' rapidly proclaimed against relatively puny opposition. Yet since 2001, Western military adventures wasting billions of pounds and dollars (which could so easily have been directed at socially useful projects) have turned into appalling quagmires - leading to massive civilian casualties, unprecedented refugee crises and levels of joblessness. New militarism has been transformed into disaster militarism.
 
Secrecy lies at the heart of the UK's foreign and domestic strategies. Thus, in a major contextualising chapter, Keeble explores the complex links between Fleet Street and the secret state. Other areas examined include:
  • The Falklands/Malvinas conflict and the creation of the new militarist consensus.
  • The demonisation of dictators such as Saddam Hussein, of Iraq, Col. Gaddafi, of Libya, and Slobadan Milo?evic, of Serbia.
  • The symbolic significance of the censorship regime during the Gulf conflict of 1991.
  • The press and the manufacture of humanitarian warfare: Iraq in the 1990s, Somalia and the war against Yugoslavia 1999.
  • The myth of Gulf War 2 of 2003.
Keeble draws from a vast range of sources: interviews with journalists, theoretical approaches, autobiographies, biographies, histories of the secret state, secret warfare and the Middle East, academic journals, newspapers, magazines - and mainstream and alternative/progressive/peace movement websites.

 
Covering Conflict


 
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