Media and the Riots - A Call For Action is the first report to examine the relationship between mainstream media and communities affected by the "riots" in English cities a year ago. It also looks at the role of social media and citizen journalism.
The comprehensive report, written by University of Leicester social scientist Dr Leah Bassel, comes from a conference in the UK held in November 2011 which was unique because it brought young people and community members living in riot affected areas face to face with media representatives including journalists. Media and the Riots - A Call For Action, published on the first anniversary of the disturbances in 2012, contains conclusions and recommendations that pave the way for much better future news reporting. Featuring a foreword by top media commentator Roy Greenslade, it has taken months of work to produce.
Read Greenslade's blog on the Guardian website about the report.
The report is published by the Citizen Journalism Educational Trust and The-Latest.Com. Available here priced at:
£5 Individuals (Does not include overseas, see price above)
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