1st Edition

Message Received

ISBN 9780582298002
Published March 5, 1999 by Routledge
400 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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