About the Book
How do you hold power to account? How do you report tragedies, scandals and policy dilemmas? This book shows journalism students how to get to grips with centres of civic power in the UK. We look at how UK civic structures work, how to contact politicians and officials and where to find the stories that matter. In the process, we look at the horror of the Grenfell fire, terrorism, child protection scandals, major hospital failures and the police approach to rape investigations.
About the Author
Kate Ironside was a journalist for 26 years, specialising in politics. She started by reporting local government, spent 13 years at Westminster covering national government and, for 17 years, wrote a weekly column on the European Union. She is now a journalism academic, teaching at the University of Northampton, and a member of the executive board of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. She studied at the University of Reading, City University and the London School of Economics. She can be reached on Kate.Ironside@northampton.ac.uk