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Glasgow Media Group
Glasgow media group

This is the best-known, longest-established university-based group of academics committed to researching and publishing scholarly work in the field of journalism, media and communication studies.

Established in 1974, Glasgow Media Group's (GMG) founding members included Brian Winston (Director of Research) John Eldridge, Paul Walton, Greg Philo, Peter Beharrell, Howard Davis, John Hewitt and Jean Oddie. The opening paragraph of GMG's first major publication Bad News, announced the group's basic and contentious assumption that ‘Contrary to the claims, conventions and culture of television journalism the news is not a neutral product. For television news is a cultural artifact: it is a sequence of socially manufactured messages, which carry many of the culturally dominant assumptions of our society’ (GMG, 1976: 1).

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