Jean Seaton (born 6 March 1947) is Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster and the Official Historian of the BBC. She is the Director of the Orwell Prize and on the editorial board of Political Quarterly. She is the widow of British historian Ben Pimlott.
Her volume of the Official History of the BBC, Pinkoes and Traitors: the BBC and the Nation 1970-1987, will be published by Profile in 2014.
- ed. The Media in British Politics (Avebury, 1987)
- Politics and the Media in Britain: Harlots and Prerogatives at the Turn of the Millennium (Wiley, 1998)
- ed. The Media of Conflict: War Reporting and Representations of Ethnic Violence (Zed Books, 1999)
- Carnage and the Media: the Making and Breaking of News about Violence (Allen Lane, 2005)
- (with John Lloyd) What Can Be Done? Making the Media and Politics Better (Wiley, 2006)
- (with James Curran) Power Without Responsibility: the Press and Broadcasting in Britain (Routledge, 7th edition 2009)
- D. R. Thorpe Obituary: Professor Ben Pimlott, The Independent, 14 April 2004
- University of Westminster faculty biography
- Guardian contributor profile page
- Seaton's articles on the OpenDemocracy website
- Prospect magazine contributions
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