Hardback Breaking the news : 500 years of news in Britain / edited by Jackie Harrison and Luke McKernan.
Publication year: 2022
Media class: Hardback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780712354417 (hbk.) :
Tony Harcup's essay 'Suppressing the news' (p.89-98) discusses GUNS (Guernsey Underground News Service) and GASP (Guernsey Active Secret Press). It is illustrated with an image of the Priaulx Library's GUNS news sheet of 4 August 1943, lent to the British Library for the Breaking the News exhibition.
Published to accompany the 2022 British Library exhibition 'Breaking the news' (22 April - 21 August 2022).
Extent: 240 pages : illustrations (colour, and black and white) ; 24 cm
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Whether tainted by censorship and suppression or hailed as a liberator of truth, the news is integral to our daily life. From the first newspaper publication just over 400 years ago to today's 24-hour coverage of events in print and online, on television and on social media, the scope of news has altered drastically and permanently. Fast-evolving technologies and attitudes have shaped not only how we make news but, more crucially, how we consume it. But what makes an event 'news'? Are we justified in our scepticism about shocking images and inflammatory headlines? Or is the news a vital tool, enabling worldwide activism movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and enforcing necessary scrutiny of the ethics of those in power?