The topic that first fascinated me as a researcher was media power, and specifically the power of television and the press. In a sense my focus still is on media power, though what we now mean by ‘media’ has expanded hugely. This book brings together articles and essays from the very beginning of my writing career up to the present day, and I hope they give a good sense of the many routes I have travelled in trying to make sense of media power. Those routes, as the book’s three sections show, intersect with questions of voice, space and politics.