Mr Tim Crook

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Education: Royal Holloway, University of London, PhD Media Arts.

Law, University of London External, Postgraduate Diploma in Laws (distinction) Postgraduate Certificate (distinction) in Foreign & Comparative Law, undergraduate honours, distinction in Criminology.

European Humanities & Literature, Film & Television History & Crime and Social Policy, The Open University, undergraduate honours with two degrees- one specializing in Humanities with Literature, and the other Open with distinctions in the Victorian Novel and Film & Television History.

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufactures & Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Professor in Media & Communication (Personal Chair appointed 2015), Head of Radio & Media Law & Ethics, Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London (Retired 2020), Historian to Goldsmiths, University of London (continuing), Visiting Professor of Broadcast Journalism (January 2013) Faculty of Performance, Media & English, Birmingham City University.

President of the Chartered Institute of Journalists 2020-2022.

Joint Editor of the George Orwell Studies Journal, Abramis Academic.

Recipient of Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) Special Recognition Award for services to Journalism and Journalism Education and Training 2019.

Relevant publications to research studies:

International Radio Journalism; History, Theory & Practice, Routledge 1997

Radio Drama: Theory & Practice, Routledge 1999

Comparative Media Law & Ethics, Routledge 2009

The Secret Lives of a Secret Agent: The Mysterious Life and Times of Alexander Wilson (1st Edition), Kultura Press, 2010

The Sound Handbook, Routledge, 2011

'George Orwell: Cold War radio warrior?' in Orwell Today edited by Richard Lance Keeble, Abramis Academic, 2012

The UK Media Law Pocketbook, Routledge 2013

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

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

Introduction to British Library crime novels E. P. Oppenheim's The Great Impersonation, August 2014.

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

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

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

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

The sealed and emptying chambers of Britain’s intelligence history: Why the absolute exception for security sensitive matters is a present and continuing injustice, 2015 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

Transatlantic or Anglo-American Corwin? 2016. 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 Secret Lives of a Secret Agent (Second Revised Edition), Kultura Press 2018

The Secret Lives of a Secret Agent (Second Revised International Edition) Kultura Press 2019

Audio Drama and Modernism: The missing link between descriptive phonograph sketches and microphone plays on the radio, Palgrave MacMillan 2020

Conference presentations:

'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

'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.

'Audio Drama for the Great War: Propaganda Records and Modernist War' Media Arts Postgraduate Research conference, Royal Holloway, University of London, 7th June 2012.

'Utopian dreams for better and happy journalism',  Institute of Communication Ethics - 10th Anniversary of the Institute of Communication Ethics, Conference, 25th October 2013, Ethical Spaces:What Leveson Missed

'Reginald Berkeley (1890-1935) and the BBC: Origins of radio drama in the context of Modernism', Media Arts Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London 13 to 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.



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