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Online and On Death Row: Historicizing Newspapers in Crisis

Luckhurst, Tim (2014) Online and On Death Row: Historicizing Newspapers in Crisis. In: Conboy, Martin and Steel, John, eds. The Routledge Companion to British Media History. Media and Cultural Studies . Routledge, Oxford, Chapter 21. ISBN 978-0-415-53718-6. (KAR id:38737)


During the Leveson Inquiry, supporters of newspaper regulation underpinned by statute deployed a radical account of newspaper history to undermine the liberal consensus that newspapers should not be regulated by parliament. The radical narrative helped them to overlook the distinctive nature of British democracy that makes statutory underpinning uniquely contentious here. But does radical media history deserve such influence? Case studies analysing newspaper content in the twentieth century suggest that it deserves intense criticism and constant challenge.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Newspapers, regulation, history, Leveson, democracy
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Centre for Journalism
Depositing User: Tim Luckhurst
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2014 12:03 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:51 UTC
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