Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death
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.
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Review: Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and DeathUser Review - Emma Christina - Goodreads
Very interesting and informative read, would recommend to anyone interested in the sociology of suffering. Read full review
Review: Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and DeathUser Review - Summer - Goodreads
Interesting book on how American media fails in covering international tragedy. This was written in 1999, but the patterns that emerge in reporting on war, genocide, famine, and the like, are still in place today. Read full review