Academic publishes new book on Brexit Trump and the Media

The impact of Brexit, Donald Trump and last month’s General Election on the media are explored in a new book titled 'Brexit, Trump and the Media' edited by Tor Clark from our School of Media, Communication and Sociology.

Tor’s co-editors were John Mair, formerly of Coventry and Northampton universities, Neil Fowler, a former graduate of our University, former regional newspapers editor and fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, Raymond Snoddy, the doyen of journalism commentators and former media editor of The Times, and Richard Tait, former Head of ITN and Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University.

‘Brexit, Trump and the Media’ is the second book produced in a year by the five editors, following ‘Last Words? How can journalism survive the decline of print?’ published in December 2016.

Tor joined our University last month from nearby De Montfort University, where he had been Principal Lecturer in Journalism, Journalism degree programme leader and a Teacher Fellow.

He said: “The idea for the Brexit book cropped up naturally during our regular discussions for the previous book, which looked at the decline of print journalism.

“We all quickly realised Brexit had had a profound effect on UK journalism. Then President Trump was elected and we saw major changes in US journalism too. We marshalled our contacts and put together a fantastic book, but then we were slightly thrown by Theresa May calling an election in April.

“We decided the book would look out of date without mention of the election, so the production schedule was put back a couple of weeks and a whole new eight-chapter section was added.”