Scroll down to see items I’ve authored or co-authored; book chapters; things I’ve edited or to which I’ve been a contributing editor; my exhibitions; journal articles; broadcasting ventures; and website content I’ve produced. 


  • Someday, Get Over the Rainbow MediaWise guide to covering LGBTIQ people and issues (publication imminent)
  • Making Yourself Heard: A Media Handbook for civil society organisations in China (UNESCO/Media Diversity Institute 2019)
  • Disability: Out in the Open A media handbook for civil society organisations in Macedonia (Media Diversity Institute 2018)
  • All the Voices: Diversity and the media  (with Ana Cristina Pereira [of Publico]) Bi-lingual English/Portuguese booklet. SOS Racismo, Portugal, 2015
  • Centenary Celebration: An illustrated history of the Musicians’ Union Musicians Union / Crantock Communications, 1993 
  • Interference the Airwaves: Ireland, the Media and the Broadcasting Ban (with Liz Curtis) Campaign for Press & Broadcasting Freedom, 1993. ISBN 1-898240-01-9
  • South West Media Guide (2nd edition) SW TUC / NALGO SW / NUJ Bristol Branch / SE Campaign for Press & Broadcasting Freedom, 1991.
  • Working Together: Trades unions and worker co-operatives         Greater London Enterprise Board (GLEB), 1986. ISBN 1-85-104-02304
  • A Strategy for Co-operation: Worker co-ops in London GLEB, 1985
  • Saving jobs… shaping the future: An introduction to Enterprise Planning GLEB, 1984


  • From the Gentlemen’s Club to the Blogosphere: Media accountability in the UK (with Wayne Powell) in Eberwein, Fengler, et al. Mapping Media Accountability – in Europe and Beyond.Herbert von Halem Verlag, Koln, 2011. ISBN 978-3-86962-038-1
  • And the consequence was… Dealing with the human impact of unethical journalism in Ethics and Media Culture: Practices and Representation David Berry Ed. Focal Press, 2000  ISBN 0-240-51603-6
  • Torture Worldwide and The Agencies Involved in A Glimpse of Hell: Reports of Torture Worldwide Duncan Forrest ed. Amnesty International / Cassell, 1996 ISBN 0-304-33515-0


  • Better Health for Europe: Transformational Reflections 2010-2020 (WHO, 2019)
  • Bristol Globe 3Diversity magazine for Bristol City of Sanctuary movement, 2013
  • Bristol Globe 2 June 2012
  • Bristol Globe 1 2011
  • Zvon (Belarus Clarion) Agitprop tabloid, 2011
  • Jo Asvall A Memorial Guide WHO, 2010, 212 pages. ISBN 978 92 890 0201 1
  • Reporting Difference in Dungannon MediaWise, 2009. Commissioned but not published by Dungannon & South Tyrone Council
  • Belarus: The struggle for press freedomBelarus Association of Journalists / International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), 2008
  • The Media and Children’s Rights: Handbook for media professionals (updated 3rd edition) UNICEF / PressWise / MediaWise, 2010
  • Sensitive Coverage Saves Lives: A study of suicide coverage in the UK and the efficacy of guidelines for journalists  National Institute for Mental Health in England / Care Service Improvement Partnership / Shift Stigma Campaign / MediaWise, 2010
  • Exiled Journalists in Europe (With Richard Cookson & Forward Maisokwadzo) MediaWise, 2006.
  • Working with the Media: A handbook for health communicators  (World Health Communication Associates / European Public Health Alliance/European Environmental Network / MediaWise), 2005
  • The Media and Children’s Rights (Revised 2nd edition, in multiple languages) UNICEF / MediaWise, 2005
  • The RAM Report: Campaigning for fair coverage of refugees and asylum-seekers  (with Richard Cookson) MediaWise, 2005
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed: Press complaints systems under scrutiny        (with Richard Cookson) MediaWise, 2004.
  • Journalism and Public Trust MediaWise / National Union of Journalists, 2004
  • From the Margins to the Mainstream: Putting public health in the spotlight  Training manual for health journalists WHO Europe, 2003.
  • Suicide Sensitive Journalism in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Centre for Policy Alternatives / PressWise, 2003
  • Directory of Exiled Journalists The PressWise Trust, 2003
  • Reporting Children in Africa: A handbook for media professionals  International Federation of Journalists, 2003
  • Covering Suicide World wide: Media responsibilities  (with William Norris & Lesley Bygrave) PressWise / Befrienders’ International, 2001
  • The Media and Children’s Rights: Handbook for media professionals (in multiple languages) UNICEF / PressWise, 2000
  • Spot On! A handbook for health communicators WHO Europe / PressWise, 2000
  • Children, Violence and the Media in an expanding Europe   PressWise / European Commission Daphne Programme, 2000.
  • Children in the Picture: Media, ethics & reporting of child labourInternational Federation of Journalists, 1998
  • Access to the Information Society  (with William Norris) PressWise / European Commission Information Society Forum, 1998
  • Information and Child Rights: the challenge of media engagement      (with William Norris) IFJ / PressWise, 1998. 
  • Telling it like it is: Ethnic minorities and the media  PressWise, 1997
  • Child Exploitation and the Media Forum: Report & recommendations PressWise / Action on Child Exploitation, 1997
  • Creating the Future: The role of Arts in the new Unitary Authorities Arts 4 All / Arts in Communities Action Network, 1995 
  • The Heart of Britain: The voluntary sector & BBC Charter renewal Broadcasting Consortium / National Council for Voluntary Organisations, 1995
  • Victims of Care: The care of the mentally ill in the community The Matthew Trust, 1995
  • The Press Pack (school resource )English & Media Centre, 1994
  • Human Rights & the UK: The Challenge for Government  Amnesty International / Crantock, 1993
  • Putting the Citizen at the Centre of British Broadcasting  
  • Labour Party, 1993
  • Sanitising through Censorship: Media coverage of the Gulf War
  • Campaign for Press & broadcasting Freedom, 1991
  • Bidding to Broadcast: Analysis of applications for Channel 3 licences National Union of Journalists, 1991
  • The Broadcasting Bill: Briefings Public Service Broadcasting Campaign, 1990
  • Your Daily Dose: Racism and the Sun (by Chris Searle) CPBF 1989
  • The Hurd Broadcasting Ban: A synopsis of British media coverage National Union of Journalists / CPBF. 1998
  • Public Service Broadcasting: a journalistic responsibility National Union of Journalists, 1998
  • Enterprising London Quarterly tabloid, for Greater London Enterprise Board, 1984-86
  • East End News, Weekly local paper, 1981
  • Gas Points Two campaigning tabloids for Gas Board unions, 1981 
  • People’s March for Jobs Two campaigning tabloids for South East Regional TUC, 1981
  • Blood on the Streets: Racial attacks in East London Bethnal Green & Stepney Trades Council, 1978
  • Dredger Docklands community newspaper, 1974-6
  • WappingItems Community newspaper, 1973-6


  • A Right Royal Tussle  Introductory article in MediaAct Final Research Report, June 2013
  • Critical citizens online: Adding to or subtracting from conventional media regulation? (with Huub Evers & Wayne Powell) 
  • The Summer of Discontent – commentary on the News International Hacking scandal  MESSAGE  4-2011- Internationale Zeitschrift für Journalismus (University of Leipzig) [Medienselbstkontrolle]
  • Little angels or evil brats – children in the media Children in Scotland Magazine, Issue, 99 Sept 2009
  • The stinking fish of suicide contagion  Ethical Space, Vol 5, No 1 2008
  • The Media and Global Ethics  Royal Society of Arts Journal, April 2006
  • Spinners or sinners? PR, journalists and public trust   Journal of Communication Management, Vol. 9, Issue 3, 2005 
  • Slander, Sentimentality or Silence: What children put up with from the media ChildRIGHT, Nov. 2005, CR221
  • Devising an Ethical Code for the Bulgarian Media IFJ / BBC World Service Trust, 2004
  • Cleaning up our own backyard  British Journalism Review, Vol 15, No 2, 2004 


Executive editor

  • On the Receiving End: Exiled journalists speak out Omni Productions/MediaWise RAM Project, 2003
  • Ringed by fire… 15-minute film about Wapping during the Blitz WPAG/LWT, 1986

Variously Contributor / Executive production / Research / Scripting

  • Wapping: The Workers’ Story Platform Films, 2019
  • Stages of the Half Moon Oral history of East London’s radical theatre, 2017  
  • In the Eye of the Storm Independent documentary about impact of media on communities in the NE & NW England after killings by Bird and Moat, 2010
  • Hate against Hope: Racism in 1970s East London Archive on 4, BBC R4, 2009
  • Child abuse in the West Country West Eye View Special (HTV), 1995
  • A Different Rhythm, Alex Pascal’s eight-part BBC Radio 3 series about the impact of the black music and musicians in Britain. 1994.F
  • Press freedom in Britain (30-min, for E. Europe)   Fizz Prods/Know-How Fund, 1993
  • Here across the water (30-min, Irish immigrants in Bristol) BBC TV West, 1992
  • Flight BA 149  Kuwait hostage crisis special C4 News/Rapide Productions, 1991
  • Strategy for Co-operation  (30-min, study of worker co-ops) GLEB/Parallax Pictures, 1986
  • Enterprising London  (28-min, on investment strategies ) GLEB/Radcom, 1984 & 86
  • Saving Jobs  (20-min, about worker participation) GLEB/Radcom, 1984
  • The State of Wapping (50-min documentary) Wapping Parents Action Group / BBC Community Unit, 1971


EXHIBITIONS (Photos, graphics & text)

  • A Grotesque Tradition: Anti-Irish racism in the UK media  Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, 1990 
  • Bristol: The Irish Connection St Nicholas Market, Bristol, 1990
  • A Sign of the Times: The Wapping Dispute in pictures  Watershed Media Centre, Bristol 16-29 Nov 1987 
  • Wapping: Past & Future  Photographs, publications and mementoes from the recent past and reactions to plans for the future ‘A defiant reminder to developers that the people who made Wapping are still here demanding a stake in its future.’ Atlantis Gallery, Wapping 17 Aug – 9 Sept 1983 then in local pubs 
  • Wapping: A people’s history Photographs and texts touring local pubs and clubs; fixed exhibition in The China Ship (now demolished) now installed in Town of Ramsgate

Mike J

Journalist, trainer, editor; storyteller; amateur historian.

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