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Bad News
Bad news

This was the title of the first book, in a pioneering series of books, produced by the Glasgow Media Group which explored the way in which television journalists reported contemporary industrial relations (GMG, 1976). The Bad News studies (Bad News, 1976; More Bad News, 1980; Really Bad News, 1982; War and Peace News, 1985; and Bad News from Israel, 2004) rejected the ‘common-sense’ view that television news coverage of the economy, industrial relations and war was balanced or neutral, arguing that news was simply an artifice which systematically articulated a partial viewpoint reflecting the special status and credibility afforded to certain sectional interests (Eldridge, 2000: 114).

The Bad News series, which aimed ‘to examine how news bulletins were organised and constructed in general’ as ...

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