The Popular Press: A Teacher’s Guide (paperback) – Jo Cassey

122pp   £15.99   ISBN: 978-1-906733-13-1   2009


In The Popular Press: A Teacher’s Guide, Jo Cassey provides an overview for teaching a medium that is very much part of our daily lives. In a format designed with the teacher and classroom in mind, the author explains the history of tabloids and looks in-depth at theories of news values and news selection; the roles of key personnel on a tabloid, the contentious issues surrounding freedom of the press; and the importance of such institutions as the Press Complaints Commission. There is a synoptic chapter exploring the tabloid coverage of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. This is a revised and updated edition of The Tabloid Press: A Teacher’s Guide, published in 2001.

Also available is a set of accompanying Classroom Resources.


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