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Alistair Cooke: reporting America, reporting Britain

Davies, Philip John and Franklin, Robert Arthur 2009. Alistair Cooke: reporting America, reporting Britain. Journalism Practice 3 (3) , pp. 361-369. 10.1080/17512780902975145

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A discussion to celebrate Alistair Cooke1. Cooke , Alistair . 2008 . Reporting America: the life of the nation, edited with an introduction by Susan Cooke Kittredge , London : Allen Lane . View all references's legacy and the ways in which reporting in America and Britain has changed in the years since he first began delivering his “Letters from America”, was held at the British Library on 13 October 2008. Chaired by Dominic Sandbrook of the London Evening Standard, it featured contributions from Martin Kettle who writes for The Guardian and was the paper's US Bureau Chief from 1997 to 2001, Stephen Sackur of the BBC who was the BBC's Washington correspondent from 1997 to 2002 and Chris Elser from Bloomberg News. The event was organised by Professor Philip Davies who is Director of the Eccles Centre for American Studies, at the British Library, which holds the largest collection of American materials outside of the United States. Susan Cooke Kittredge, Alistair Cooke's daughter, who contributed an introduction to the new publication of Alistair Cooke's writing Reporting America: The Life of the Nation (2008) was present.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1751-2786
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 02:12

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