This first volume of clasic articles by the Glasgow University Media Group focuses on issues of news content, language and the role of visual images in news reporting. It also includes an introduction to the Group's work by John Eldridge.

chapter 1|26 pages

Introduction: that was the world that was

part I|350 pages

Selections from previous volumes by the glasgow university media group (1976–85)

chapter 3|28 pages

Reviewing the news *

chapter 4|37 pages

Measuring the news

chapter 5|64 pages

Contours of coverage *

chapter 6|45 pages

News talk

chapter 7|69 pages

News visuals *

chapter 8|64 pages

Case studies *

chapter 9|16 pages

The current affairs prism *

chapter 10|18 pages

Ritual tasks *