The SAGE Key Concepts series provide students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Journalism offers a systematic and accessible introduction to the terms, processes, and effects of journalism;a combination of practical considerations with theoretical issues; and further reading suggestions. The authors bring an enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise. This book will be essential reading for students in journalism, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers.

Hutton Inquiry
Hutton inquiry

At lunchtime on 27 January 2004, BBC director general Greg Dyke sat down in his office to read the report of the Hutton inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of government scientist Dr David Kelly.

Forty minutes later he walked into an adjoining meeting room where the then BBC News director Richard Sambrook, his deputy Mark Damazer and business manager Magnus Brooke were doing the same. As he recalls: ‘They tell me I said something like, “Well, boys, we've been fucked, so what are we going to do about it?”’ (Dyke, 2004: 4). On 28 January BBC Chairman Gavyn Davies resigned. On the 29th, so did Greg Dyke.

Over the hot summer of 2003, journalists – and much of the public–were fixated by the ...

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