1st Edition

The Nationwide Television Studies

By Charlotte Brunsdon, David Morley Copyright 1999
    340 Pages
    by Routledge

    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book brings together for the first time David Morley and Charlotte Brunsdon's classic texts, Everyday Television: Nationwide and The Nationwide Audience. Originally published in 1978 and 1980 these two research projects combine innovative textual readings and audience analysis of the BBC's current affairs programme Nationwide. In a specially written introduction the authors trace the history of the original Nationwide project and clarify the origins of the two books.

    Introduction (1997) PART I Everyday Television: Nationwide (1978) CHARLOTTE BRUNSDONDAVID MORLEY 1 Going Nationwide 2 The World of Nationwide Discourse 1975–7 3 Linking and Framing: Nationwide in Action 19/5/76 4 ‘A nation of families…’ PART II The Nationwide Audience: Structure and Decoding (1980) DAVID MORLEY 1 Audience Research: The Traditional Paradigms 2 ‘What people do with the media’: Uses, Gratifications, Meanings 3 Classes, Codes, Correspondences 4 Problems of Technique and Method 5 Responses to Nationwide 6 Comparative Analysis of Differential Group Decodings 7 Decoding Television: Theorising Determinations PART III Responses


    David Morley is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College, London. Charlotte Brunsdon teaches film and television at the University of Warwick.