THIS REPORT continues the work PROFESSOR HARGREAVESbegan withhis report
Who’s Misunderstanding Whom
published by the ESRC in 2000.Professor Hargreaves is currently Board Member, Office of Communicationsand the Group Director of Corporate and Public Affairs, BAA. From 1998 to 2003 he was Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism Studies at Cardiff University and he continues there as Professor of Journalism. Before that, he was, in reverse order, editor of
The New Statesman
, editor of
, deputy editor of the
and director of news and current affairs at the BBC. He therefore brings to this task widespread experience of all types of reporting, including sciencereporting on television and radio, as well as in newspapers and magazines. JUSTIN LEWIS is Professor of Communication and Deputy Head of theSchool of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. He joined Cardiff in 2000, having worked for 12 years in the United Statesat the University of Massachusetts. He has written or edited eight booksabout media and politics, his most recent being
Constructing Public Opinion:How Elites Do What they Like and Why We Seem to Go Along With It
,published by Columbia University Press. He has, in recent years, beenparticularly interested in media policy, audiences, and how the news mediainfluences public knowledge and opinion.TAMMY SPEERSworked as research associate on this project.Her PhD continues the work in this project on the MMR vaccine.
The views and statements expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the ESRC.