Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death

Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death

by Susan D. Moeller, D. Moeller Susan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415920973

ISBN-13: 9780415920971

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In her impassioned new book, Compassion Fatigue, Moeller warns that the American media threatens our ability to understand the world around us. Why do the media cover the world in the way that they do? Are they simply following the marketplace demand for

tabloid-style international news? Or are they creating an audience that has seen too much--or too little-

Overview

In her impassioned new book, Compassion Fatigue, Moeller warns that the American media threatens our ability to understand the world around us. Why do the media cover the world in the way that they do? Are they simply following the marketplace demand for

tabloid-style international news? Or are they creating an audience that has seen too much--or too little--to care? Through a series of case studies of the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"--disease, famine, death and war--Moeller investigates how newspapers, newsmagazines and television

have covered international crises over the last two decades, identifying the ruts into which the media have fallen and revealing why.

of this impressive book (Columbia Journalism Review - July 1999)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415920971
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

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