I teach in the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at Lancaster University, UK.
-Writing Biology: Texts in the Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1990).
-Words in Ads (London: Arnold, 1994).
-Ad Worlds (London: Arnold, 1999).
-Matters of Opinion: Talking about Public Issues (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
My usual sources of news are the (UK) Guardian Weekly, the regular edition of the Guardian on Saturday, the BBC 'Today' Programme from about 7 am to 8:30 am each day, various other bits of the BBC that coincide with cooking and washing up, and podcasts of 'From Our Own Correspondent' from the BBC and 'On the Media' from WNYC (PBS in New York).