Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones is an author and commentator on politics and the media. He was a BBC industrial and political correspondent for thirty years and has written extensively on issues affecting the standards and practice of journalism.

Nick began his career as a journalist in 1960, and after working on local evening newspapers in Portsmouth and Oxford, he became a parliamentary and political reporter for The Times in 1968 and joined the BBC in 1972. In 1986 Nick was named Industrial Reporter of the Year by the Industrial Society for his reporting of the 1984-85 miners’ strike for BBC Radio News. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Wolverhampton in 2005 and appointed an honorary visiting professor at the Cardiff School of Journalism in 2011.

His books include Strikes and the Media (1986), Soundbites and Spin Doctors (1995), Sultans of Spin (1999), Trading Information: Leaks, Lies and Tip-offs (2006) and The Lost Tribe: Whatever Happened to Fleet Street’s Industrial Correspondents (2011).  His five books on general elections: Election 92, Campaign 1997, Campaign 2001, Campaign 2010: The Making of the Prime Minister, and The Election A-Z (2015).

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