Sunday, 26 October 2008

British TV's enfant terrible stumbles into adulthood

James Robinson for the Oberver writes: 'It is a cherished cultural institution that transformed broadcasting when it was launched just over 25 years ago, but Channel 4, the enfant terrible of British television, is finding adulthood testing.

The broadcaster is a strange hybrid - a publicly owned body that is funded entirely by advertising - and, at a time when ad revenue is migrating online and audience numbers are falling, it faces an uncertain future.' Article in full here.

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I am director of the Media and Persuasive Communication (MPC) network at Bangor University where I also lecture on political-economy of the media. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Deconstructing Privacy for Peter Lang and leading two empirical projects in connection with privacy perception and the use of new media for smoking cessation. I am author of Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process (Routledge, 2013); The Mood of Information: A Critique of Behavioural Advertising (Continuum, 2011); and Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009). Please contact me at if you are interested in Ph.D supervision or consultancy services.