"Getting the Message" offers an invaluable and far-reaching exploration of the inter-relations between the production of media messages and their reception, by examining the work of the Glasgow Media Group, long established in media studies.
The collection provides an ideal introduction to the group's recent work. Contributors to the volume discuss the relationship between the media and public opinion, the emergence of TV news formats and styles, and the relations between theory and method in media research. Recent work undertaken by the Group in reporting on AIDS, Vietnam, Northern Ireland and the Gulf War is also represented.
In its fresh approach to the interactions between journalists and their sources, the collection also illuminates how the earlier efforts of the group have been extended, and the ways in which its research has developed both individually and collectively.