JOURNALISTS - 100 years of the NUJ
'Journalists' is a comprehensive 320-page history of the National Union of Journalists, by Tim Gopsill, former editor of The Journalist magazine, and Greg Neale, former Father of the NUJ Chapel at The Times and the founding editor of BBC History magazine.
It tells the story of journalists over the century that saw the mass media become part of everyday life. The media themselves are the source of much comment, but the stories of those who work in them, and their union, are rarely heard.
This account of their struggles for justice in their workplaces and for the right to report freely and independently, against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of the century, makes compelling reading.#
"A most lively read, putting some real human interest into the unfolding story." KIM FLETCHER, former editor of the Independent on Sunday
"A scholarly, comprehensible, readable and very exciting book … it deserves a very wide readership." TONY BENN, former MP
"An inspirational volume … should be on the bookshelf of every journalist who cares about what we do." PAUL ROUTLEDGE, political commentator, Daily Mirror
"This book suggests that the union has been at its best when its back has been to the wall. New members especially should read it to take heart from the successes it records." ROY GREENSLADE, former editor, Daily Mirror
'Journalists' is published by Profile Books at £17.99, but is on offer through the union at £10, plus £2 p&p. Click here
to buy the book.