Author! Author! Thomson and Stenhouse Essays Feature in Textbook on 21st Century Journalism

The managing editor of the Herald & Times Group – publishers of The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times – is among the authors featuring in an academic textbook on journalism in the 21st century.

An essay by Tom Thomson appears in 'Centres and Peripheries', a collection of essays subtitled, 'Metropolitan and Non-metropolitan Journalism in the Twenty-first Century'.

The book has been edited by David Hutchison and Hugh O’Donnell of Glasgow Caledonian University.

Joining Thomson is David Stenhouse of BBC Scotland.

Also appearing is Michael Parks of the Annenberg School of Journalism, formerly editor of the Los Angeles Times; Howard Tumber of City University; Raymond Kuhn of the University of London; and Farrel Corcoran of Dublin City University.

In a statement issued by the editors, blogger, Brian McNair, formerly of Strathclyde University and now Professor of Journalism, Queensland University of Technology, is quoted, saying: “Centres and Peripheries provides a timely and much-needed focus on the implications of digital technologies and cultural politics for that large and important segment of the journalism industry which is carried on away from the metropolitan mainstream.”

The statement also quotes, Tom Moring, Professor of Communication and Journalism, University of Helsinki, adding: “Books that are equally suited to inform practitioners,scholars and students alike on such important topics as the future of journalism are rare and precious. This is one of them.”

Continues the statement: “A wide geographical area, including the British Isles, Europe, North America and Australasia, is covered. The topics examined include varying news agendas, news agendas and regional/national identities, news agendas and ownership patterns, the viability of regional/non-metropolitan mediahubs, media policy at national and non-national levels, and peripheries within peripheries.”

Centres and Peripheries is published by Cambridge Scholars and costs £44.99.