By Susan D. Moeller
Hailed as a 'great accomplishment' by way of the Philadelphia Inquirer , Susan Moeller's Compassion Fatigue warns that the yank media threatens our skill to appreciate the area round us. Why do the media conceal the realm within the manner that they do? Are they only following undefined call for for tabloid-style foreign information? Or are they developing an viewers that has visible an excessive amount of - or too little - to care? via a chain of case stories of the 'Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' - disorder, famine, demise and conflict - Moeller investigates how newspapers, newsmagazines and tv have coated overseas crises during the last 20 years, deciding upon the ruts into which the media have fallen and revealing why.
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Because news gathering for each story can take so long, other stories are consequently missed. 70 As a result of such incidents, editors and producers are reluctant to agree to the time commitment necessary to cover events on the ground in remote locations. N. organizations. The tyranny of numbers or money or geography or access may keep certain disasters effectively invisible. Relatively few people at risk of dying or dying in outof-the-way locations where Americans have little or no security or business interests, or dying where journalists can’t get visas or have to put their lives at risk may doom a disaster to obscurity.
The same news, the same pictures. What’s the inevitable result much of the time? Compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is not the inevitable consequence of similar events or lingering events. It is a consequence of rote journalism and looking-over-yourshoulder reporting. It is a consequence of sensationalism, formulaic coverage and perfunctory reference to American cultural icons. So the challenge is for each member of the media in each of the three genres to cover untold stories and to cover the obligatory stories in a distinctive manner.
Fifteen or 20 years ago, when teletype machines oozed out 50 words a minute, a 500-word story on the wires was a very long story. Then high-speed transmission came along, and an average story became 800 to 1,000 words. But increasingly stories are sent out keyed to the layout demands of the member papers. Instead of sending out stand-alone text, a package will be created of story and a sidebar and pull-out quotes. “The AP and UPI,” said Small, “are often as guilty as their clients in providing the factors [that] lead to compassion fatigue.
Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death by Susan D. Moeller