Prof Jean Seaton

Professor

DepartmentWestminster School of Media and Communication
Research groupCommunication and Media Research Institute

Research outputs

The BBC: Guardian of Public Understanding
Seaton, J. 2021. The BBC: Guardian of Public Understanding. in: Boin, A., Fahy, L. and 't Hart, P. (ed.) Guardians of Public Value: How Public Organisations Become and Remain Institutions Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 87-110

Making the Process the Enemy of the People: what happens when No 10 Leaks
Seaton, J. 2020. Making the Process the Enemy of the People: what happens when No 10 Leaks. in: Mair, J. (ed.) Bite-Sized Books. pp. 53-57

Can Tim Davie save the BBC?
Seaton, J. 2020. Can Tim Davie save the BBC? Prospect.

The Monarchy, 'Popularity', Legitimacy and the Media
Seaton, J. 2020. The Monarchy, 'Popularity', Legitimacy and the Media. in: Hazell, R. and Morris, B. (ed.) The Role of Monarchy in Modern Democracy: European monarchies compared Hart Publishing.

Fact Checking and Information in the Age of Covid
Seaton, J., Sippitt, A. and Worthy, B. 2020. Fact Checking and Information in the Age of Covid. Political Quarterly. 91 (3), pp. 578-584. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-923X.12910

The BBC and 'the Blob'. The very local and the very global
Seaton, J. 2020. The BBC and 'the Blob'. The very local and the very global. in: Mair, J. (ed.) Is the BBC still in peril? Advice to the new Director General Bite-Sized Books. pp. 133-139

Putting the National Interest First - Reimagining the BBC for its Second Century
Seaton, J. 2020. Putting the National Interest First - Reimagining the BBC for its Second Century. in: Mair, J. (ed.) Is the BBC in peril? Does it deserve to be? Bite-Sized Books. pp. 102-106

Power Without Responsibility: Press, Broadcasting and the Internet in Britain, 8th Edition
Curran, J. and Seaton, J. 2018. Power Without Responsibility: Press, Broadcasting and the Internet in Britain, 8th Edition. Routledge.

Review of Tabloid Century: The Popular Press in Britain, 1896 to the Present. By Adrian Bingham and Martin Conboy
Seaton, J. 2017. Review of Tabloid Century: The Popular Press in Britain, 1896 to the Present. By Adrian Bingham and Martin Conboy. Twentieth Century British History. 28 (3), pp. 477-479. https://doi.org/10.1093/tcbh/hwx008

Chilcot Report: Introduction
Seaton, J. 2016. Chilcot Report: Introduction. Political Quarterly. 87 (4), pp. 476-480. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-923X.12307

Brexit and the Media
Seaton, J. 2016. Brexit and the Media. Political Quarterly. 87 (3), pp. 333-337. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-923X.12296

The new Architecture of Communications
Seaton, J. 2016. The new Architecture of Communications. Journalism Studies. 17 (7), pp. 808-816. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1199487

John Whittingdale should realise a strong BBC is in the national interest
Seaton, J. 2015. John Whittingdale should realise a strong BBC is in the national interest. Prospect.

Pinkoes and traitors: the BBC and the nation 1974-1987
Seaton, J. 2015. Pinkoes and traitors: the BBC and the nation 1974-1987. London Profile Books.

What would a world without the BBC look like?
Seaton, J. 2015. What would a world without the BBC look like? OpenDemocracy.

BBC in crisis....
Seaton, J. 2014. BBC in crisis.... in: Mair, J., Tait, R. and Keeble, R.L. (ed.) Is the BBC in crisis? Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Abramis Academic Publishing.

The BBC and the Cuban missile crisis: private worlds and public service
Seaton, J. and Hughes, R. 2014. The BBC and the Cuban missile crisis: private worlds and public service. in: Gioe, D., Scott, L. and Andrew, C. (ed.) An international history of the Cuban missile crisis: a 50-year retrospective Abingdon, Oxon Routledge. pp. 43-72

Asa and the epochs: the BBC, the historian, the institution and the archive
Seaton, J. 2014. Asa and the epochs: the BBC, the historian, the institution and the archive. in: Taylor Miles (ed.) The age of Asa: Lord Briggs, public life and history in Britain since 1945 London Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 184-210

The BBC and the ‘hidden wiring’ of the British constitution: the imposition of the broadcasting ban in 1988
Seaton, J. 2013. The BBC and the ‘hidden wiring’ of the British constitution: the imposition of the broadcasting ban in 1988. Twentieth Century British History. 24 (3), pp. 448-471. https://doi.org/10.1093/tcbh/hwt021

Afterword
Seaton, J. 2012. Afterword. in: Pimlott, B. (ed.) The Queen: Elizabeth II and the monarchy London Harper Press. pp. 705-718

An academic question
Seaton, J. 2010. An academic question. Prospect.

The defence and security review we need
Seaton, J. 2010. The defence and security review we need. Political Quarterly. 81 (3), pp. 363-364. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-923X.2010.02111.x

Why the BBC matters: memo to the new parliament about a unique British institution
Barnett, S. and Seaton, J. 2010. Why the BBC matters: memo to the new parliament about a unique British institution. Political Quarterly. 81 (3), pp. 327-332. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-923X.2010.02117.x

Four women in the cabinet? You cannot be serious
Seaton, J. 2010. Four women in the cabinet? You cannot be serious. Prospect.

Why can’t we hear women talking about politics?
Seaton, J. 2010. Why can’t we hear women talking about politics? Prospect.

Power without responsibility: press, broadcasting and the internet in Britain (7th edition)
Curran, J. and Seaton, J. 2010. Power without responsibility: press, broadcasting and the internet in Britain (7th edition). Abingdon Routledge.

The old boys' club
Seaton, J. 2009. The old boys' club. Prospect.

In the name of the child
Seaton, J. 2009. In the name of the child. Political Quarterly. 80 (3), pp. 405-406. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-923X.2009.02012.x

It was the BBC wot won it: winning the Peacock Report for the Corporation, or how the BBC responded to the Peacock Committee
Seaton, J. and McNicholas, A. 2009. It was the BBC wot won it: winning the Peacock Report for the Corporation, or how the BBC responded to the Peacock Committee. in: O'Malley, T. and Jones, J. (ed.) The Peacock Committee and UK Broadcasting policy Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 121-145

The BBC and metabolising Britishness: critical patriotism
Seaton, J. 2009. The BBC and metabolising Britishness: critical patriotism. in: Wright, T. and Gamble, A. (ed.) Britishness: perspectives on the British question Chichester Wiley. pp. 72-85

A diversity of understanding: the increasing importance of major public service broadcasting institutions
Seaton, J. 2008. A diversity of understanding: the increasing importance of major public service broadcasting institutions. in: Gardam, T. and Levy, D. (ed.) The price of plurality: choice, diversity and broadcasting institutions in the digital age New York, USA Reuters. pp. 120-125

Journeys to truth: the BBC as a pragmatic ethical engineer at home and abroad
Seaton, J. 2008. Journeys to truth: the BBC as a pragmatic ethical engineer at home and abroad. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. 28 (4), pp. 441-451. https://doi.org/10.1080/01439680802310167

The BBC an imperfect beauty
Seaton, J. 2008. The BBC an imperfect beauty. in: Thomas, I. and Almqvist, K. (ed.) The future of public service broadcasting Stockholm, Sweden Ax:son Johnson Foundation. pp. 43-58

Being objective: changing the world
Seaton, J. 2007. Being objective: changing the world. in: Sambrook, R. (ed.) Global voice: Britain's future in international broadcasting London Premium Publishing. pp. 40-56

Nano-truths and the story
Seaton, J. 2006. Nano-truths and the story. in: Hobsbawm, J. (ed.) Where the truth lies: morality and trust in PR and journalism London Atlantic Books. pp. 181-191

Introduction
Seaton, J. 2006. Introduction. in: Seaton, J. and Lloyd, J. (ed.) What can be done? making the media and politics better Oxford Wiley. pp. 1-14

What can be done? making the media and politics better
Seaton, J. and Lloyd, J. (ed.) 2006. What can be done? making the media and politics better. Oxford Wiley.

Little citizens: children, the media and politics
Seaton, J. 2006. Little citizens: children, the media and politics. in: Lloyd, J. and Seaton, J. (ed.) What can be done?: making the media and politics better Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishers. pp. 124-146

Can the BBC invigorate our political culture?
Barnett, S. 2006. Can the BBC invigorate our political culture? in: Lloyd, J. and Seaton, J. (ed.) What can be done? Making the media and politics better Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishers.

Introduction
Seaton, J. 2005. Introduction. The Political Quarterly. 76 (1), pp. 1-13.

Carnage and the media: the making and breaking of news about violence
Seaton, J. 2005. Carnage and the media: the making and breaking of news about violence. London, UK Allen Lane.

Writing the history of broadcasting
Seaton, J. 2004. Writing the history of broadcasting. in: Cannadine, D. (ed.) History and the media Basingstoke, UK Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 141-160

Public, private and the media
Seaton, J. 2003. Public, private and the media. Political Quarterly. 74 (2), pp. 174-183. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-923X.00527

Watching the World: seeing, feeling — understanding?
Seaton, J. 2001. Watching the World: seeing, feeling — understanding? The Political Quarterly. 72 (4), p. 498–502.

Nationalism, ethnic antagonism and mass communication in Greece
Tsagarousianou, R. 1999. Nationalism, ethnic antagonism and mass communication in Greece. in: Seaton, J. and Allen, T. (ed.) The Media of Conflict: War Reporting and Representations of Ethnic Violence London Zed Books.





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