Message Received brings together the most recent research findings of the Glasgow Media Group. It focuses on major public issues such as the impact of fictional violence on children and media coverage of ethnic minorities, the developing world and disasters. It examines media representations of mental illness and public understanding of risks about this and about other areas such as health and food safety. The Group has also studied controversies in the media such as the BSE crisis and other major events such as the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe.
Acknowledgements Introduction: A Critical Media Studies Greg Philo Part I: Media Effects and Audience Reception 1. A Sociology of Media Power, Key Issues in Audience Reception Research Jenny Kitzinger 2. The Effective Media David Miller and Greg Philo Part II: Violence, Mental Illness and Suicide 3. Children and Film/Video/TV Violence Greg Philo 4. Media and Mental Illness Greg Philo 5. Producing Serious Soaps Lesley Henderson 6. Audience Responses to Suicide in a Television Drama Greg Philo and Lesley Henderson Part III: Risk, Health and Food Scares in the Media 7. Why go to Casualty? Health Fears and Fictional Television Greg Philo and Lesley Henderson 8. Risk, Society and the Media: Now You See it, Now You Don't John Eldridge 9. Just Another Food Scare? Public Understanding and the BSE Crisis Jacquie Reilly Part IV: Race, Migration and Media 10. Race and the Public Face of Television Lisa Beattie, Furzana Khan and Greg Philo 11. Race, Migration and Media Greg Philo and Liza Beattie 12. Refugees, Migrants and the Fall of the Berlin Wall Greg McLaughlin Part V: International Development, Disasters and Crisis Reporting 13. The Media and the Rwanda Crisis Greg Philo, Lindsey Hilsum, Liza Beattie and Rick Holliman 14. The Media and Africa: Images of Disaster and Rebellion Liza Beattie, David Miller, Emma Miller and Greg Philo Part VI: Critical Media Studies and Critical Journalism 15. Teaching Journalism in Britain Kevin Williams 16. Conclusions on Media Audiences and Message Reception Appendices Bibliography Index