Never has the media been so critically regarded as at the present time. Documenting many areas of debate and dispute between journalists, the media, public organizations and politicians, the author identifies why conflicts will continue. Covering topics from government bias to censorship, official secrets to freedom of information and animal rights to obscenity, this highly informative work is a valuable guide to all those involved in journalism and the media.
'Because the book is written by an intelligent, theorising practitioner students of both practical "journalism" and theoretical "media studies" should find it invaluable as a reference work, a first-aid kit and a revision tool.' - Harriet Gilbert, City University
'This book is essential reading for anybody entering the profession of journalism - and for those already in it!' - Peter Geraghty
'John Wilson has created a journalist's ethical dictionary that reads like a novel. It holds the interest when held at length, and contains pithy definitions and sensitive explanations of a wide range of key journalistic topics. It is a book for all journalism students who need to be prepared for the dilemmas of newsroom and editorial life.' - Paul Needle, City University