Written especially for students, "News and Journalism in the UK" provides a comprehensive introduction to the political, economic and regulatory environments of British press and broadcast journalism. Brian McNair surveys the industry in a period of radical change, taking stock of what the British journalistic media have come through in the 1980s and 1990s, assessing where they are going. Intergrating both academic and professional perspectives on journalism, Brian McNair identifies the main issues now confronting the industry. The book includes separate chapters devoted to the social history and contemporary role of journalism; analysis of the impact of such key events as the 'Wapping revolution' and the establishment of Sky news on regional and national UK journalism; a review of current debates on media ownership and regulation. This second editon is fully revised and updated to include discussion of such issues as the changing political allegiances of the Murdoch press; the impact of the newspaper price war on circulation; the fortunes of the Mirror Group post-Maxwell; key changes in press ownership such as the sales of the Observer and Thomson Regional Newspapers; and the increasing pressures being faced by broadcast journalists in their reporting of political affairs.