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Professor Tim Crook

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PositionProfessor in Media and Communications
Email t.crook (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7611
Professor Tim Crook

Convene MA Radio and also teach Radio to BA students.

International Media Law and Ethics, Dramaturgy of espionage and spy fiction, Propaganda and use of Information in War, All aspects of Radio and Journalism Practice and History, Practice and History of Radio Drama, and prose/scriptwriting for stage, film and television.

Education

Professional training in Radio Journalism at the London College of Printing, Law at the University of London, Literature, Film & Television, History, Crime & Social Policy at the Open University, Postgraduate Research in Performance Studies at Roehampton University and researching audio drama and modernism, Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Television and video output

Documentaries on Great War audio dramas for BFBS and BBC Radio Four 2007
Originator and co-producer of documentaries on the Electrophone and Mabel Constanduros for BBC Radio Four in 2005
Radio Drama author, producer and director for UK independent radio, NPR USA and BBC Radio
Professional Theatre director and consultant and dramaturg for UK film and television
Production projects with Whistledown for BBC National Radio Networks on First World War History 2014

Research Interests

Information Terrorism
Dramaturgy of espionage and spy fiction
The performance of lying in audio/radio media
Anti-Semitism in Media History
Practice Theory literature for Journalism and Broadcasting

The texts and cultural context of the novels and writing by Alexander Wilson
The archiving of the audio and theatre drama output of Independent Radio Drama Productions
Archiving Radio History
The History of Radio Censorship
Radio Modernism in the context of social, political, and cultural tensions of censorship
British espionage literature between 1918 and 1945
Media law ethicology, jurisprudence and ethicism
Radio and audio Drama dramaturgy and writing history
The radio dramatisations and documentary of the fiction and nonfiction of George Orwell


Academic Editing

'Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, published by Intellect.


Recent Conference presentations

'Power, Intelligence, Whistle-blowing and the Contingency of History' at the conference on "History's first draft? Journalism, PR and the problems of truth-telling." Annual Conference of the Institute of Communication Ethics, The Foreign Press Association, London 3rd November 2010.

'Mythologizing the first 'C' Captain Mansfield Smith-Cumming in spy fiction and spy novel writing as an intelligence operation' at CRASSH (Centre for Research into the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities), Cambridge University, Covert Cultures and the Secret State 1911-1989, 5th February 2011

'Infantilising the Feral Beasts- the criminalisation of the bad boys and
girls of popular journalism: Hackgate's boomerang,' at the conference on "Hackgate and its implications for communication ethics, investigative journalism and media regulation" Annual Conference of the Institute of Communication Ethics, The Foreign Press Association, London, 28th October 2011

'George Orwell- Cold War Radio Warrior? at  CRASSH (Centre for Research into the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities), Cambridge University, Public Relations of the Cold War, 1st December 2011.

"Care home covert filming: Ethics and legal issues" at the conference 'Delivering Safe, High Quality Care in Residential and Community Settings' held at the Royal Society of Medicine 29th March 2012.

'Audio Drama for the Great War: Propaganda Records and Modernist' at the annual postgraduate research conference held by Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey 7-8th June 2012'

‘The cultural history of Britain, and the social and political-economic history of the River Thames and water supply to the people of London and surrounding areas,’ provided to a delegation from Arisu, The Office of Waterworks Seoul Metropolitan Government, Goldsmiths, University of London 28th and 29th August 2012.

‘Journalism ethics: Ideological and philosophical deceits and deficits’ at the conference ‘Journalism Ethics: Individual, institutional or cultural?’ held by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, St Ann’s College, University of Oxford 27th September 2012.

‘The Leveson Inquiry and the Chilling Effect- Journalism Inquisition, Moral Panic, and Diminishing Returns in Freedom of Expression.' At the conference ‘After Leveson?’- Institute of Communication Ethics, at the Front Line Club, Paddington 25th October 2012.

'Reginald Berkeley (1890-1935) and the BBC: Origins of radio drama in the context of Modernism' at the annual postgraduate research conference held by Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey 13-14th June 2013.

'The investigative journalist and academic researcher - The Praxis Convivencia: family history, espionage and war.’ Professorial Inaugural, School of Media, Birmingham City University, 20th March 2014.


Forthcoming commissions and publications

'Writing Audio Drama: Radio, Film, Theatre and Other Media', ISBN 978-0415570756, Routledge 2017
'Radio Studies: A Cultural Enquiry', ISBN 9780954289928, Kultura Press 2018
'Media Ethics and Laws Power with Responsibility', ISBN 9780954289911, Kultura Press 2018
'Crook's Media Law: Analysing Key Cases', ISBN 9780954289904, Kultura Press 2018
'George Orwell on the Radio', ISBN 9781472414779, Ashgate August 2017

 

Publications

Book

The Great Impersonation
Crook, Tim and Oppenheim, E Phillips. 2014. The Great Impersonation. London: British Library Publishing Division. ISBN 978-0712357210

UK Media Law Pocketbook
Crook, Tim. 2013. UK Media Law Pocketbook. Oxfordshire: Routledge, Taylor and Francis. ISBN 978-0415645249

The Sound Handbook
Crook, Tim. 2011. The Sound Handbook. Oxfordshire, England.: Taylor & Francis, Routledge. ISBN 978-0415551526

The Secret Lives Of A Secret Agent: The Mysterious Life and Times of Alexander Wilson
Crook, Timothy. 2010. The Secret Lives Of A Secret Agent: The Mysterious Life and Times of Alexander Wilson. Essex, England: Kultura Press. ISBN 978-0-954-28998-0

The Secret Lives Of A Secret Agent: The Mysterious Life and Times of Alexander Wilson
Crook, Tim. 2010. The Secret Lives Of A Secret Agent: The Mysterious Life and Times of Alexander Wilson. Essex, UK: Kultura Press. ISBN 978-0954289980

Comparative Media Law And Ethics
Crook, Timothy. 2009. Comparative Media Law And Ethics. London/New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-55161-8

Radio Drama - Theory & Practice
Crook, Tim. 1999. Radio Drama - Theory & Practice. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415216036

International Radio Journalism - History, Theory & Practice
Crook, Tim. 1997. International Radio Journalism - History, Theory & Practice. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415096737

Book Section

If print dies so does freedom
Crook, Tim. 2017. If print dies so does freedom. In: J. Mair and T. Clark, eds. LAST WORDS? How can journalism survive the decline of print? January 2017: Abramis Academic, pp. 119-124. ISBN 978-1-84549-696-8

Transatlantic or Anglo-American Corwin?
Crook, Tim. 2016. Transatlantic or Anglo-American Corwin? In: Neil Verma and Jacob Smith, eds. Anatomy of Sound: Norman Corwin and Media Authorship. Oakland, California: University of California Press, pp. 195-210. ISBN 978-0520285323

The sealed and emptying chambers of Britain’s intelligence history: Why the absolute exception for security sensitive matters is a present and continuing injustice
Crook, Tim. 2015. The sealed and emptying chambers of Britain’s intelligence history: Why the absolute exception for security sensitive matters is a present and continuing injustice. In: Tom Felle and John Mair, eds. FOI Ten Years On: Freedom Fighting or Lazy Journalilsm? Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England: Abramis Academic, pp. 142-150. ISBN 9781845496463

Orwell and the Radio Imagination
Crook, Tim. 2015. Orwell and the Radio Imagination. In: Richard Keeble, ed. George Orwell Now! New York, USA: Peter Lang.

BBC Radio Censorship Rows: Lessons From History
Crook, Timothy. 2014. BBC Radio Censorship Rows: Lessons From History. In: Richard Tait and John Mair, eds. 'Is The BBC in Crisis'. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk: Abramis Academic Publishing, pp. 165-174. ISBN 9781845496210

The Leveson Inquiry and the Chilling Effect- Journalism Inquisition, Moral Panic, and Diminishing Returns in Freedom of Expression.
Crook, Tim. 2012. The Leveson Inquiry and the Chilling Effect- Journalism Inquisition, Moral Panic, and Diminishing Returns in Freedom of Expression. In: John Mair and Richard Keeble, eds. The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial (Second Edition). Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England: Abramis Academic Publishing, pp. 75-90. ISBN 978-1845495565

George Orwell: Cold War Warrior?
Crook, Tim. 2012. George Orwell: Cold War Warrior? In: Richard Keeble, ed. Orwell Today. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England: Abramis Academic Publishing, pp. 30-47. ISBN 978-1845495534

Infantilising the Feral Beasts: Criminalising the bad boys and girls of popular journalism and Hackgate's boomerang
Crook, Tim. 2012. Infantilising the Feral Beasts: Criminalising the bad boys and girls of popular journalism and Hackgate's boomerang. In: John Mair and Richard Keeble, eds. The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England: Abramis Academic, pp. 61-74. ISBN 978-1845495336

Freedoms and responsibilities: Law for broadcast Journalists
Crook, Timothy. 2008. Freedoms and responsibilities: Law for broadcast Journalists. In: Jane Chapman and Marie Kinsey, eds. Broadcast Journalism: A Critical Introduction. London & New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, pp. 227-248. ISBN 9780415441551

Sociology of Radio
Crook, Tim. 2006. Sociology of Radio. In: George Ritzer, ed. The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1405124331

Entries on Alistair Cooke, Frank Gillard, Desert Island Discs, Broadcasting House, British Radio Journalists, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Programming, World Radio Drama, US Radio Drama, BBC Local Radio and Giles Cooper
Crook, Tim. 2004. Entries on Alistair Cooke, Frank Gillard, Desert Island Discs, Broadcasting House, British Radio Journalists, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Programming, World Radio Drama, US Radio Drama, BBC Local Radio and Giles Cooper. In: Christopher Sterling, ed. The Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Radio. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Article

Only Donkeys Survive Tyranny and Dictatorship: Was Benjamin George Orwell’s Alter Ego in Animal Farm?
Crook, Tim. 2016. Only Donkeys Survive Tyranny and Dictatorship: Was Benjamin George Orwell’s Alter Ego in Animal Farm? George Orwell Studies, 1(1), pp. 56-72. ISSN 2399-1267

Useful idiots or Big Brother’s antidote? Analysing the ethical role of the state, Guardian and Edward Snowden in the controversy over surveillance and whistle-blowing.
Crook, Tim. 2015. Useful idiots or Big Brother’s antidote? Analysing the ethical role of the state, Guardian and Edward Snowden in the controversy over surveillance and whistle-blowing. Ethical Space, 12(3/4), pp. 14-24. ISSN 1742-0105

BBC audio drama: the last post for a 20th century art in the 21st century?
Crook, Tim. 2014. BBC audio drama: the last post for a 20th century art in the 21st century? Australian Journalism Review, 36(2), pp. 51-62. ISSN 0810 2686

Vocalizing the Angels of Mons: Audio Dramas as Propaganda in the Great War of 1914 to 1918 Societies 2014, 4(2), 180-221; doi:10.3390/soc4020180
Crook, Timothy. 2014. Vocalizing the Angels of Mons: Audio Dramas as Propaganda in the Great War of 1914 to 1918 Societies 2014, 4(2), 180-221; doi:10.3390/soc4020180. Special Issue War/Wars and Society), 4(2), pp. 180-221.

Utopian dreams for better journalism?
Crook, Timothy. 2014. Utopian dreams for better journalism? Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics., 11(1/2), pp. 20-24. ISSN 1742-0105

Norman Corwin's The Lonesome Train (Live Broadcast) CBS 1944
Crook, Tim. 2014. Norman Corwin's The Lonesome Train (Live Broadcast) CBS 1944. RadioDoc Review, 1(1),

Hacking book: tame the feral beasts but beware of removing their claws
Greenslade, Roy and Crook, Tim. 2012. Hacking book: tame the feral beasts but beware of removing their claws. The Guardian,

Conference or Workshop Item

The Leveson Inquiry and the Chilling Effect- Journalism Inquisition, Moral Panic, and Diminishing Returns in Freedom of Expression
Crook, Tim. 2012. 'The Leveson Inquiry and the Chilling Effect- Journalism Inquisition, Moral Panic, and Diminishing Returns in Freedom of Expression'. In: At the conference ‘After Leveson?’- Institute of Communication Ethics, at the Front Line Club. Paddington, United Kingdom 25th October 2012.

'Mythologizing the first 'C' of MI6 through the novels of Alexander Wilson'
Crook, Tim. 2011. ''Mythologizing the first 'C' of MI6 through the novels of Alexander Wilson''. In: conference on 'Covert Cultures' hosted by CRASSH. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom 5th February 2011.

Digital

Tim Crook reads the first part of the first chapter of his literary biography of the spy and author Alexander Wilson "The Secret Lives Of A Secret Agent: The Life and Times of Alexander Wilson," published by Kultura Press in October 2010. 13 minutes 14 seconds
Crook, Tim. 2010. Tim Crook reads the first part of the first chapter of his literary biography of the spy and author Alexander Wilson "The Secret Lives Of A Secret Agent: The Life and Times of Alexander Wilson," published by Kultura Press in October 2010. 13 minutes 14 seconds.

Professional Activity

Tim Crook's evidence on restorative justice reform for media law to the UK House of Commons select enquiry into libel, privacy and press standards in September 2009.
Crook, Tim. Tim Crook's evidence on restorative justice reform for media law to the UK House of Commons select enquiry into libel, privacy and press standards in September 2009..

Memoranda for the House of Commons Select Committee Culture, Media and Sport: 'Whatever happened to News at Ten?' 2000
Crook, Tim. Memoranda for the House of Commons Select Committee Culture, Media and Sport: 'Whatever happened to News at Ten?' 2000.

Memoranda for the House of Commons Select Committee Culture, Media and Sport: 'Funding the BBC', 1999
Crook, Tim. Memoranda for the House of Commons Select Committee Culture, Media and Sport: 'Funding the BBC', 1999.

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