The head of journalism at the University of Northampton has launched his new edited collection based on the Leveson Inquiry.
John Mair, leader for journalism and broadcast at the university, has put together a compilation of chapters written by 30 individual contributors titled After Leveson? The Future for British Journalism,
The book discusses the findings from the Leveson Inquiry and what actions need to be put in place to regulate the British press in the future.
The preface is written by Dominic Posford from the Press Gazette and the book contains different viewpoints from high profile names in the media world, including 10 professors of journalism.
Mr Mair said: “The press has ridden the bullet of the Leveson Inquiry. It may have changed public perception of the press but they are carrying on again.
“The Sun on Sunday is exactly the same as the News of the World. things are being done more secretly.”
In his acknowledgements of the book Mr Mair said: “These ‘hackademic’ texts are always a challenge and a joint effort. I am just the conductor standing in front of a very very talented orchestra of authors playing wonderful tunes. I suggest and guide, chivvy and harass, but at the end of the day, it is their golden words and their work.”
Mr Mair has published eight books in the last four years and his edited collection with Professor Richard Keeble on the phone hacking scandal is in its second print edition, has become a Guardian Kindle book and was serialised in the Media Guardian.
After Leveson? was serialised by Roy Greenslade in the Media Guardian.