Andrew Tolson

Andrew Tolson is Principal Lecturer and Subject Leader for Media Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is a founder member of the Ross Priory Seminar on broadcast talk and has publications which relate to the construction of TV personalities and celebrities, forms of interviewing (particularly on chat shows) and shifting modes of address in TV news. He is author of Mediations: Text and Discourse in Media Studies (Arnold: 1996) and contributing editor of Television Talk Shows: Discourse, Performance, Spectacle (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: 2001).