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Seeing and Believing

The Influence of Television, 1st Edition

By Greg Philo


252 pages

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Paperback: 9780415036214
pub: 1990-06-28
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Television has a powerful impact on our beliefs and is open to use as a political and propaganda tool. Greg Philo has taken a new approach to examining these issues by inviting groups of television viewers to write their own news programmes, based on news pictures from the 1984-5 British miners' strike.


`A useful contribution to the debate about freedom of expression and access. The research work shows how powerful television can be' - Inter Media

About the Series

Communication and Society

This series encompasses the broad field of media and cultural studies. Its main concerns are the media and the public sphere: on whether the media empower or fail to empower popular forces in society; media organizations and public policy; political communication; and the role of media entertainment, ranging from potboilers and the human interest story to rock music and TV sport.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies