From the Glasgow Media Group Reader Vol.2: Industry, Economy, War and Politics (GUMG ed. Greg Philo, Routledge, 1995)

'And Now They're Out Again': Industrial News (Greg Philo, John Hewitt and Peter Beharrell)

'Reasonable Men and Responsible Citizens': Economic News (Greg Philo, Peter Beharrell and John Hewitt)

Originally published in Really Bad News in 1982, these two chapters look at industrial and economic news coverage in the 1970s. They summarize the case studies produced by the Media Group in this period, notably on the coverage of strikes in the British car industry, the decline of the economy and how problems such as inflation were alleged to relate to trade union activity.