On April 1st, 2009, newsvendor Ian Tomlinson collapsed and died on a London street -
Given the number of news, radio and television reporters present at the demonstration it would be surprising if readers, listeners and viewers were not given a full and clear explanation of the incident – as indeed, after a fashion, they were. However, the way the incident was initially and subsequently reported and explained raises a number of interesting questions of the sociology of crime and deviance
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1. The Role of the Media in Contemporary Society in terms of:
2. Surveillance and Sousveillance.
This section briefly discusses the increasing role of new media as both a check on official power and a potential extension of that power..