Monday, May 4, 2009
How the News Uses Fear To Get Our Attention
Susan Moeller's latest Media Literacy 101 column (in the Huffington Post blog) examines the news media's use of fear, especially regarding its reporting of the "swine flu." She previously wrote about this subject: see Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death (pp. 54-95). You can also read it via Google books here.