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John Eldridge


An influential sociologist who, with Greg Philo, created the award winning Glasgow Media Group.

Connection to the University of Glasgow: Professor

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The following achievement is associated with John Eldridge:

First systematic analysis of TV journalism
The work of the Glasgow University Media Group on how news information is organized and the implicit and explicit explanations that are put before the audience has been replicated around the world.


John Eldridge is Emeritus Professor of Sociology.

John Eldridge gained a BSc (Econ) from the University of London, and an MA from Leicester University. He is known for his work on Industrial Sociology and on Max Weber. He is a founder member of the media analysis research group the Glasgow Media Group. He was President of the British Sociological Association 1979-1981.

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Find out more about his work in setting up the Media Group.