James Alan Anslow
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Researching UK tabloid newspapers for a PhD at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex UK

For 30 years a senior journalist on The Sun and the now defunct News of the World.

He has an MA in media and for several years lectured in journalism at City University London, the University of Bedfordshire and other institutions.

He remains an external examiner and a freelance sub-editor on national newspapers.

He has also been a media consultant advising companies in many countries, including China, Jamaica and Latvia.

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Journalism Is Not a Profession

(1) Comments | Posted 17 May 2013 | (15:53)

JOURNALISM is not a profession. It is an activity.

It is not, cannot and should not, be placed in a parallel category to law and medicine.

It is not, except in the most extreme circumstances, societally desirable for one to do "a bit of law" or "a bit of medicine".

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Why Leveson Doesn't 'Get' Journalism and Cannot See the Wood for Dead Trees

(5) Comments | Posted 3 December 2012 | (09:34)

In many ways the Leveson report is an impressive piece of work; it is a detailed, political and expedient response to an absurdly amorphous and poorly considered brief.

But at its heart are two showstopping misjudgements: two ignored elephants in the newsroom.

The first involves the internet which...

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