Purvis, S: When Reporters Cross The Line
The Heroes, the Villains, the Hackers and the Spies
This unique title illustrates the critical moral choices sometimes made by reporters on the front line. There is nothing else on the market quite like this.
Stewart Purvis began his career as one of the BBC's first news trainees, going on to become Editor-in-Chief of Channel 4 News and, ultimately, Chief Executive of ITN. In 2003 he became City University London's first Professor of Television Journalism and a Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media at Oxford University. He is a broadcaster on media matters, appearing regularly on BBC Radio 4's Media Show and on Sky News, the BBC News channel and LBC. His career has won him a number of awards, including two BAFTAs. He received the CBE in 2000 for services to broadcasting and in 2009 he was awarded the Royal Television Society Gold Medal for an outstanding contribution to television. Jeff Hulbert is a media historian who initially specialised in cinema newsreels and television news, but has become increasingly interested in the ways in which the media and political worlds collide. He has managed two publicly funded film and television history projects and is currently an honorary research fellow in the journalism department at City University London. The two men first worked together helping to create Newsfilm Online from digitised video archives at ITN and Reuters. Subsequently they collaborated on Stewart Purvis's 2004 Oxford lectures and the 2011 BBC Radio 4 programme When Reporters Cross the Line.
'Stewart Purvis was one of the greatest TV journalists of his generation, known for his energy, imagination and pioneering techniques. Now he's established himself as Britain's top analyst of the ethics and dilemmas of broadcast journalism.' Michael Crick, Channel 4 News Political Correspondent