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Tim Crook

Tim Crook

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.

Grants & awards

More than 60 professional awards for drama, journalism and production: UK Sony, US International Radio Festivals, Prix Italia, and Writers Guild of Great Britain
Radio Reporter of the Year 1985
Campaign for Freedom of Information Award 1988
Grand Award for Entertainment 1994

Professional activities

Membership of professional organisations & advisory groups

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Board of Distinguished Advisors to the International Radio Festival of New York
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufactures
Member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and its Professional Practices Board
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors
Member of the Institute of Communication Ethics
Member of the Orwell Society
Member of the Society of Authors
Member of the City if London Phonograph and Gramophone Society
Judge in the radio play category of the Koestler Trust Awards- arts by offenders

Why journalists must be allowed to pay and reward their sources

Nov 22, 2017 05:24 am UTC| Insights & Views

Robert Norman helped shine a light on serious social issues. He exposed cutbacks in national detention security, highlighted prison safety concerns, and exposed failures to contain and manage convicted terrorists. He...

The lack of justice for journalists' sources is a catastrophe for democracy

Nov 29, 2016 17:25 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Ten long years ago, Robert Norman was getting on with his demanding job as a prison officer at the high security Belmarsh Prison in London. Then in 2006 he became an undercover whistle-blower, revealing hidden details of...

Daily Mail is right about three-in-a-bed injunction – the law is an ass

Apr 14, 2016 23:33 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

A considerable amount of journalism is, by its very nature, based on the foul stench of human ugliness. If you strip away the humbug of public interest and freedom of expression mantras, so much of it is rooted in the...

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Economy

The private sector, agriculture and climate change. Connecting the dots

Agriculture plays a key role in food security in Africa. It is also crucial to the economic sector, accounting for between 40%-65% of jobs. Farming is expected to remain an important livelihood for decades to come. At...

True "innovation" generates ideas not wealth

Ancient innovators were poets, thinkers, artisans and scientists, not business owners. The classical Greek philosopher Socrates did not become famous for the massive dividends that he provided to his shareholders in the...

New Zealand Q3 consumer price inflation cheers investors; odds of OCR cut next year seems reducing: Westpac Research

New Zealands consumer price pressures proved to be a little stronger than expected in the September quarter. The CPI rose by 0.9 percent q/q, beating the 0.7 percent q/q rise that the markets were expecting, and well ahead...

Australian bonds slump after RBA’s October meeting minutes signal next move to be rate hike; September employment report in focus

Australian government bonds slumped across the curve during Asian session Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) reiterated that the next interest rate move will be a hike, in its October monetary policy meeting...

U.S. Treasuries suffer on hopes of rise in September retail sales data; FOMC speeches eyed through the week

The U.S. Treasuries suffered during late afternoon session Monday as investors wait to see a pick-up in the countrys retail sales for the month of September, scheduled to be released today by 12:30GMT. However, a host of...

Politics

Coalition trails 47-53% in Newspoll, as Ipsos finds 74% oppose law discriminating against gay students and teachers

Two new polls have Labor maintaining a commanding lead as the parliament goes into a fortnight that will see a flurry of new government legislation, including to outlaw discrimination against gay students. Newspoll...

Challenge populism: re-inventing the world together

Democracies in the world are being rocked by a new wave of populism. Many scholars correctly analyse the flaws in populist discourse and practices. Populist politicians stoke fears and hate, exacerbate divisions and...

What young people can learn from the Kavanaugh hearings

Against the backdrop of the recent Senate confirmation hearings to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, young people especially those aged 15 or 17 are naturally reflecting on what is being said about...

Masculinity should not be defined by the Kavanaugh hearings

With the hearings that led to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a United States Supreme Court justice still in our rear-view mirrors, what have men learned from the events of the past few weeks? I watched the...

Understanding universities as political battlefields

In Indonesias latest crackdown against terrorism, the government has targeted universities whose staff and students hold radical views. A recent report by Indonesias State Intelligence Agency (BIN) stated that radical...

Science

How we can turn the tide for women in science

For the first time in 55 years, a woman has won the Nobel Prize in physics Prof. Donna Strickland. This win has publicly highlighted that women are still under-represented in science, particularly in physics. As a...

How astrophysics could transform the treatment of cystic fibrosis and other rare diseases

Its a cruel disease which dramatically shortens life expectancy. One in 25 Europeans carry the cystic fibrosis gene and, in the UK, about 10,400 people currently have the condition. But people are living longer and longer...

Why more women don't win science Nobels

One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist. Yet much of the news coverage has focused on the fact that shes only the third female physicist to receive the...

Could villains clone themselves to take over the world?

If asked about clones, most people think of evil sci-fi characters. However, in real life, the word clone often has broader, far more positive applications. Just as office workers replicate documents by using copy...

No black scientist has ever won a Nobel – that’s bad for science, and bad for society

Many in the scientific world are celebrating the fact that two women received this years Nobel prizes in physics and chemistry. Donna Strickland and Frances Arnold are only the 20th and 21st female scientists to be...

Technology

MacBook Air 2018 Release Date, Market, Speculations: Does the Subnotebook Exist?

The MacBook Air is perhaps one of the least popular products of Apple in recent years, lagging behind the Dell XPS 13 and the Microsoft Surface Pro. The Cupertino-based tech giant hasnt given the device much attention...

‘Fortnite’ News, Update: Is ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's' Blackout Mode Better, Easier, and More Fun?

Fortnite is currently the undisputed king of the battle royale scene at the moment. However, a new contender has recently entered the ring which many are already saying is better than Epics title. Its called Call of Duty:...

Bitcoin News, Update: US-China Cold War Brewing over Cryptocurrency; White House to Weaponize Ripple?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are already considered to be the future of the world economy by many financial experts, and Chinas major control over the market has caused a huge concern. Now, it would seem that the...

‘Red Dead Redemption 3’ News, Update: Talks of 3rd Installment Begin; Is It Going to Be a Sequel or a Prequel?

Red Dead Redemption 3 discussions are already underway even as the second game in the franchise has yet to be released. It would appear that the conditions of the third game are contingent upon the success of the second....

YouTube Sparks Global Outrage After Streaming Service Went Down Due to 500 Internal Server Error

YouTube is experiencing a downtime that is extremely rare for the video-streaming service. As of this writing, the reason for the downtime has yet to be released but YouTube itself said its working on the problem at the...
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