Labour and the Press, 1972-2005: From New Left to New Labour

Labour and the Press, 1972-2005: From New Left to New Labour

By: Sean Tunney (author)Hardback

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Labour sought to develop policies regulating newspaper ownership and the role of journalists. It endeavoured to both correct what it perceived as press bias against the Labour Party and to address the broader issues of political and cultural diversity. Labours & the Press, 1972-2005 provides a lucid analysis of how Labours policies on the press sit within the context of the partys overall development -- from Harold Wilson, through the partys flirtation with Robert Maxwell, to the robust approach of Tony Blair. It offers a fresh insight into New Labours concern with press management and political communications. The author demonstrates how tensions of the past shed new light on Labour Party practices of the present.

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Sean Tunney is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Portsmouth. He has worked as a journalist on both national and local newspapers and on the web, and has written on media history and on British and European politics.


Introduction: Labour's Problems with the Press; The People and the Press: Party Debates up to 1974; The Party, the Government, the Commission and its Minority: Labour from 1974 to 1979; Flow and Ebb: Labour from 1979 to 1983; Changes and Political Communications: Labour in the 1980s; Policy Reviewed: Neil Kinnock and John Smith; Living with the Enemy: Press Policy Under Tony Blair; Epilogue and Concluding Remarks: How Did We Get Here?; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/11/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781845191382
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 212
  • ID: 9781845191382
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 1845191382

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