By Tony Harcup
Bringing jointly new and vintage paintings by means of Tony Harcup, this booklet considers the advance of different journalism from the Seventies up until today.
Bringing idea and perform jointly, Harcup builds an understanding of other media by using precise case experiences and surveys. together with reviews of newshounds who've labored in either mainstream and replacement media, he considers the motivations, practices and roles of alternative journalism in addition to delving into moral considerations.
Moving from the heritage of other journalism, Harcup considers the hot unfold of 'citizen journalism' and using social media, and asks what the role of different journalism is today.
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1971) Although Stepney Words was frowned upon by the authorities at Sir John Cass, it quickly became a valuable teaching resource in some other schools, where it was used to encourage other children to write. After I recounted the story in the New Statesman in 1996, a former teacher sent me a personal letter that recalled: ‘Your article stirred up many memories of my time (short) in an inner London school in the early seventies. ’ Following a series of hearings and appeals – which were as much about the merits of poetry as they were about the details of employment law – Chris Searle got his job back in May 1973.
Wainwright, E. et al. (1971) ‘Searle: disturbing truth’, letter to Guardian, 12 June. Wolveridge, J. (1976) Ain’t it Grand (or ‘this was Stepney’). London: Stepney Books. Worpole, K. (1978) ‘Afterword’ in Writing. London: Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers. PART II The alternative local press A critical overview From the late 1960s through the 1970s and well into the 1980s, an alternative local press was springing up in towns and cities across Britain, challenging the social, political and journalistic conservatism of mainstream media.
Along with a group of anarchists and libertarian socialists, mostly ex-students, he helped create that outlet by founding Leeds Other Paper – or LOP. A discussion paper for a meeting on 10 September 1973, which decided to go ahead with an alternative newspaper, noted: ‘The precise content is unimportant … It can be more community based one week, more strike based the second, heralding the revolution the third … ’ There was plenty of talk. But there was also action. Some of those involved had helped sell copies of a short-lived predecessor, The Other Paper, which had appeared fortnightly from October 1969 to April 1970.