Lord Acton and me

When I was a student one of my lecturers, Richard Fletcher, quoted Lord Acton’s dictum:

“Power tends to corrupt, absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely” and told me it was the journalist’ job to bring the powerful to account.

This has been my life’s work and it continues to this day underpinning my teaching.

Review of Online Journalism

Very pleasing review of the journalism text book I coauthored with Steve Hill

Book review: Online journalism: The essential guide

Steve Hill and Paul Lashmar, Online journalism: The essential guide. London: Sage, 2014. 304 pp. ISBN 978-1-4462-0734-5.

Lily Canter, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Such is the nature of online journalism that every time a new book on the subject is published it is immediately out of date. It is also a slightly awkward contradiction to have a printed tome, demonstrating the skills and knowledge required to become a successful online journalist.

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