Synopses & Reviews
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.
Drawing upon the research of the Glasgow Media Group, this book examines the latest developments in media reporting and impact on topical issues such as food panics, risk situations, child sexual abuse, race, and migration and mental illness. Accessible and readable, Message Received offers much needed research and analysis in key areas. It takes results from substantive research and offers the reader an alternative approach, based on critical analysis of empirical issues.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -375) and index.
Table of Contents
Sociology of media power : key issues in audience reception research /Jenny Kitzinger --Effective media /David Miller and Greg Philo --Children and film/video/TV violence ;Media and mental illness /Greg Philo --Producing serious soaps /Lesley Henderson --Audience responses to suicide in a television drama ;Why go to casualty? Health fears and fictional television /Greg Philo and Lesley Henderson --Risk, society and the media : now you see it, now you don't /John Eldridge --'Just another food scare?' Public understanding and the BSE crisis /Jacquie Reilly --Race, advertising and the public face of television /Lisa Beattie, Furzana Khan and Greg Philo --Race, migration and media /Greg Philo and Liza Beattie --Refugees, migrants and the fall of the Berlin Wall /Greg McLaughlin --Media and the Rwanda crisis : effects on audiences and public policy /Greg Philo ... et al. --Media and Africa : images of disaster and rebellion /Liza Beattie ... et al. --- Teaching journalism in Britain /Kevin Williams --Conclusions on media audiences and message reception /Greg Philo.