Silverstone, Roger (1945–2006)

Roger Silverstone was a British researcher of mass and new media, and communication studies more generally. He was influential in the development of these fields in the United Kingdom and contributed several ideas and approaches that are likely to be of lasting importance.

Having grown up in Birkenhead, Silverstone studied geography at Balliol College, Oxford. He worked briefly in publishing, and then as researcher and director for London Weekend Television and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)—at the latter he was involved in programming concerned with the Apollo moon landing. These experiences gave him deeper inside knowledge of the broadcasting industry than many media academics. His PhD research used sociological, anthropological, and literary approaches to examine television narratives. In 1985, Framing Science: The Making of a Television ...

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