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Author Moeller, Susan D.

Title Compassion fatigue : how the media sell disease, famine, war, and death / Susan D. Moeller
Published New York : Routledge, 1999


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Description viii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Riding with the Four Horsemen -- 1. Compassion Fatigue -- 2. Covering Pestilence: Sensationalizing Epidemic Disease -- 3. Covering Famine: The Famine Formula -- 4. Covering Death: The Americanization of Assassinations -- 5. Covering War: Getting Graphic About Genocide
Summary In her impassioned new book, Compassion Fatigue, Susan Moeller 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 studies of the "four horsemen of the Apocalypse" - disease, famine, war and death - Moeller investigate 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-372) and index
Subject Disasters -- Press coverage -- United States.
War -- Press coverage -- United States.
Television broadcasting of news -- United States.
Sensationalism in journalism -- United States.
ISBN 0415920973 (hardbound : alk. paper)
9780415920988 (e-book)