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


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

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 390 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415920971
  • DDC分類 070.44936334


Moeller warns that the reporting practices of the American media undermine our ability to understand the world around us.

Full Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction:  Riding with the Four Horsemen       1  (6)
ONE Compassion Fatigue 7 (48)
The Practice of Journalism and Compassion 17 (16)
Images and Compassion Fatigue 33 (22)
TWO Covering Pestilence: Sensationalizing 55 (42)
Epidemic Disease
Mad Cows and Englishmen: Creutzfeldt-Jakob 70 (10)
Disease, Britain, March 1996
The Doomsday Disease: Ebola, Zaire, May 80 (17)
THREE Covering Famine: The Famine Formula 97 (60)
The Archetypal Media Famine: Ethiopia, 111(14)
Fall and Winter 1984-1985
Just How Much of a Disaster Does a Disaster 125(32)
Have to Be? Sudan and Somalia, 1991-1993
FOUR Covering Death: The Americanization of 157(64)
Death in the Indian Subcontinent: Indian 174(21)
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Wednesday,
October 31, 1984, & Pakistani President
Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, Wednesday, August 17,
Death in the Middle East: Egyptian 195(26)
President Anwar el-Sadat, Thursday, October
6, 1981, & Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak
Rabin, Saturday, November 4, 1995
FIVE Covering War: Getting Graphic About 221(88)
Poison Gas, Deportation and Execution: 238(19)
Iraq's "Anfal" Campaign Against the Kurds,
February-August 1988
"Ethnic Cleansing": The "Death Camps" in 257(23)
Bosnia, August 1992
"Acts of Genocide": Rwanda, April-August 280(29)
Conclusion 309(14)
Notes 323(50)
Acknowledgments 373(4)
Index 377