The Origins of Modern Spin

Democratic Government and the Media in Britain, 1945–51

  • Authors
  • Martin Moore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: What is Modern Spin?

    1. Martin Moore
      Pages 1-11
  3. Organising Government Communication

  4. Government Communication in Practice: the Press

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
  5. Government Communication in Practice: Broadcasting

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-284

About this book


Virtually every government communication in a modern democracy is formulated and evaluated in the context of spin. Based on original, archival research, this book explodes the notion that information management is a recent phenomenon.


broadcasting democracy governance government liberty media

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