On 26 November 2011, professor Gus John delivered the keynote address at the “Media and the Riots” national conference , which was promoted by the Citizen Journalism Educational Trust and The-Latest.Com. The conference’s output has been turned into a report that is now for sale.
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 that spread across England during the summer of 2011. 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, contains 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.
The report can be purchased from The-Latest.com’s website (prices ranging from £3.50-£15).