The Resource Compassion fatigue : how the media sell disease, famine, war, and death, Susan D. Moeller

Compassion fatigue : how the media sell disease, famine, war, and death, Susan D. Moeller

Label
Compassion fatigue : how the media sell disease, famine, war, and death
Title
Compassion fatigue
Title remainder
how the media sell disease, famine, war, and death
Statement of responsibility
Susan D. Moeller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hailed as "great accomplishment" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Susan Moeller's Compassion Fatigue warns that the American media threaten 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. Throughout, we hear from industry insiders who tell of the chilling effect of the mega-media mergers, the tyranny of the bottomline hunt for profits, and the decline of the American attention span as they struggle to both tell and sell a story. But Moeller is insistent that the media need not, and should not, be run like any other business. The media have a special responsibility to the public, and when they abdicate this responsibility and the public lapses into a compassion fatigue stupor, we become a public at great danger to ourselves
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
070.4/4936334
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.D57
LC item number
M64 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Compassion fatigue : how the media sell disease, famine, war, and death, Susan D. Moeller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-372) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Compassion fatigue -- Covering pestilence: sensationalizing epidemic disease -- Mad cows and Englishmen -- Ebola -- Covering famine: the famine formula -- Ethiopia -- Sudan and Somalia -- Covering death: the Americanization of assassinations -- Covering war: getting graphic about genocide -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm50875231
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 390 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203900352
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl180279
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35694683
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50875231
  • pebcs0203900359

Library Locations

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