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Paul Long

Paul Long

Paul Long is Professor in Creative and Cultural Industries and Director, Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre. He arrived in Melbourne at the end of 2019 having lived and worked in Birmingham for most of his life. He has published widely on issues in popular cultural history, participation, and creative work. He is founding co-editor of the Journal of Beatles Studies (Liverpool University Press), which has just published its inaugural edition. He is currently researching the role of migrants in the creative and cultural industries as well as Australian home-made, amateur, and DIY creative production.

Paul Long reviews ‘The BBC: A people’s history’ by David Hendy, and ‘This Is the BBC: Entertaining the nation, speaking for Britain, 1922–2022’ by Simon Potter

December 2022, no. 449 25 November 2022
This year, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) celebrates its centenary as the world’s largest and oldest broadcasting institution (the US company NBC was founded four years later, in 1926). Whether it will reach its bicentenary, or even have another ten years of life in anything like its current form is a question facing other British institutions such as the Conservative Party, the mona ... (read more)