Wednesday 20 February 2013

After Leveson - John Mair book

Titled After Leveson? The Future for British Journalism, the book is a compilation of chapters written by 30 individual contributors discussing the findings from the Leveson Inquiry and what actions need to be put in place to regulate the British press in the future. With the preface written by Dominic Posford from the Press Gazette, the book contains different viewpoints from high profile names in the media world, including 10 professors of journalism.

In his acknowledgements, John commented: “These ‘hackademic’ texts are always a challenge and a joint effort. I am just the conductor standing in front of a very very talented orchestra of authors playing wonderful tunes. I suggest and guide, chivvy and harass, but at the end of the day, it is their golden words and their work.”

The official launch organised by The Media Society will take place in London on Tuesday 26 February and will follow a debate with expert panellists about what the future holds for British journalism.

John has had eight books published in the last four years and his edited collection with Professor Richard Keeble on the phone hacking scandal is in its second print edition, has become a Guardian Kindle book and was serialised in the Media Guardian. After Leveson? is his ninth book in the ‘hackademic’ series and is being serialised by Roy Greenslade in the Media Guardian.

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