For many years during the 1990s Nick Child collected clippings from newspapers that had anything to do with families and systems and services. He would then set about composing a "Media Column" for the AFT magazine Context, often following through some aspect or theme. The idea was to sustain a window and awareness for the field of families and systems, how the media influenced everything, and to show how widely the field of systems could stretch (given the tendency to a narrow specialism and profession). It was a bit like doing a mini-PhD every few months! There might be some value in putting up a complete collection of these Media Columns here. There's a lot of them! But for now this is just a sample of some with some special interest in them.