Michael Bailey teaches media history and cultural theory at Leeds Metropolitan University. He has a particular interest in broadcasting history and governmentality studies. He is also interested in New Left politics, alternative media and social movements, British cultural studies and media policy. He is currently working on a co-authored study of Richard Hoggart, and two co-edited books, Liberal Government: History, Practice, Technology, and Mediating Faiths: Religion, Media and Popular Culture. He was recently awarded a HEFCE ‘Promising Researcher Fellowship’ and used some of the sabbatical researching the 1984/85 miners' strike; aspects of this research will shortly appear in a forthcoming edited collection of essays being published by the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (CPBF). He is an associate member of the Goldsmiths Media Research Programme; a member of the international advisory board for the Louis le Prince Interdisciplinary Centre for Cinema, Photography and Television, University of Leeds; and was recently appointed a visiting research fellow at the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) at The Open University.