We'll All Be Murdered in Our Beds!
The Shocking History of Crime Reporting in BritainBook - 2016
"'If it bleeds, it leads'—this maxim is as true now as it was 300 years ago. Crime is the staple of the news, and the British public’s appetite for crime stories shows no sign of abating. Today, following Leveson, the line between journalists and the criminals they expose has been blurred; but, in fact, it was ever thus. According to Duncan Campbell, the reporters who have delved into the most terrible crime stories of each era have often, by necessity, had questionable morals and dubious practices. The 'hacks in the macs' and the 'murder pack' would go to any lengths to get a story—and serve it up to an ever-eager reading public. In this colorful history of the wild world of crime reporting since 1700, Campbell goes behind the scenes to show how the phone hacking scandal is nothing new—in fact, it is part of the great British news heritage. Revealing what it’s really like to deal with murderers, gangsters, robbers, cat burglars, victims, informers, and detectives, Campbell draws on 40 years of experience to explore the dark arts of journalism, as the relationships between the press, public, police, and criminals, and their impact on society, are being questioned as never before."--
Publisher: London : Elliott and Thompson Limited, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 070.449364 CAMPB
Characteristics: xvii, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: We will all be murdered in our beds!