As my thesis demonstrates, I have always been fascinated by communications and the media, and I was interested to gain the perspective of an expert on the day. I found the day very valuable, and decided that I would focus my media attention on what I knew best – Second World War Posters! I struggled to write my press release, thinking of too many ideas and trying to add in information that academics may care about, but press editors don’t. Chantal, however, was determined that none of us would go home without the outline of a press release, and really helped draw my ideas out.
The day also included a “radio interview”, and you can hear my recording here: Chantal Cooke interviews Bex (MP3, 4.22MB, sub-5 minutes). Please note the information re: the information I gave about NHS re-use of leaflets was true from about 5 years before, but it was the thought that came into my head at the time!
Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest.