12 March 2009was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the start of the epic year-long miners' strike.
Published in March to commemorate the strike, Shafted can be ordered here for £9.99 or £12.50 including P&P.
SHAFTED: The Media, the Miners' Strike and the Aftermath Edited by Granville Williams Pre-order this new book. Publication date: March 2009. Price £9.99. £12.50 inc P&P
12 March 2009 was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the start of the epic year-long miners' strike. Undoubtedly, the media will produce programmes, books and articles for the occasion, but one of the subjects likely to be missing from this coverage will be the role played by most of the mainstream media in systematically misreporting and undermining the strike.
The Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (CPBF) has decided to produce a book on those momentous events.
SHAFTED: The Media, the Miners' Strike and the Aftermath will revisit the way the media covered the strike, but also deal with subsequent events, including the devastating impact of the pit closure programme, initiated in 1992, on mining communities. The book will be published in March 2009 and will cost £9.99. (£12.50 inc P&P)
Shafted draws together a range of contributors who analyse media coverage during the strike. The book also looks at alternative media, photography, film and documentary programmes. The current controversy around 'clean coal' and the environment is also examined.
Nicholas Jones on his experience covering the year-long strike for BBC radio
Pete Lazenby on reporting at the heart of the strike in Yorkshire for the Yorkshire Evening Post
Paul Routledge, industrial correspondent on The Times during the strike, on trade unions and the media
Tony Harcup on Alternative Media in the strike
Julian Petley and Michael Bailey on the story behind a defining photo from the miners' strike taken by John Harris at Orgreave
Janina Struk draws together a range of photos which captured the spirit of the strike
PLUS MUCH MORE
SHAFTED: The Media, the Miners' Strike and the Aftermath will be an essential read for anyone interested in the media and trades unions.
Pre-order your copy - follow the 'Get SHAFTED Now...' link below.