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Blair takes on the media 'beasts'

Beckett, Charlie (2007) Blair takes on the media 'beasts'. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (12 Jun 2007). Blog.

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Abstract

The outgoing British premier Tony Blair has made a speech attacking the UK news media for dragging down standards and hunting in packs like ‘feral beasts’. It is a very good speech that outlines some of the pressures upon the media to deliver ‘impact’ at the cost of objectivity, fairness and intelligence. It rightly points out that new technology and free competition can have a price to be paid in terms of quality. He also acknowledges that his New Labour machine tried to handle the media in a way that has failed to halt that process. It is a speech well worth reading in full.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2007 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 25 May 2017 09:54
Last Modified: 25 May 2017 09:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/78835

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