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The Resource Compassion fatigue : how the media sell disease, famine, war and death, Susan D. Moeller

Compassion fatigue : how the media sell disease, famine, war and death, Susan D. Moeller

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Compassion fatigue : how the media sell disease, famine, war and death
Title
Compassion fatigue
Title remainder
how the media sell disease, famine, war and death
Statement of responsibility
Susan D. Moeller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Moeller, Susan D
Dewey number
070.4/4936334
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.D57
LC item number
M64 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disasters
  • War
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Sensationalism in journalism
Label
Compassion fatigue : how the media sell disease, famine, war and death, Susan D. Moeller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Compassion fatigue. The practice of journalism and compassion fatique -- Images and compassion fatique -- Covering pestilence : sensationalizing epidemic disease. Mad cows and Englishmen : Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Britain, March 1996 -- The Doomsday disease : Ebola, Zaire, May 1995 -- Covering famine : the famine formula. The archetypal media famine : Ethiopia, fall and winter 1984-1985 -- Just how much of a disaster does a disaster have to be : Sudan and Somalia, 1991-1993 -- Covering death : the Americanization of assassinations. Death in the Indian subcontinent : Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Wednesday, October 31, 1984, & Pakistani President Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, Wednesday, August 17, 1988 -- Death in the Middle East : Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat, Thursday, October 6, 1981 & Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Saturday, November 4, 1995 -- Covering war : getting graphic about genocide. Poison gas, deportation and execution : Iraq's "Anfal" campaign against the Kurds, February-August 1998 -- "Ethnic cleansing" : the "death camps" in Bosnia, August 1992 -- "Acts of Genocide" : Rwanda, April-August 1994 -- Conclusion
Control code
38595421
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 390 pages
Isbn
9780415920971
Isbn Type
(hardbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
98014075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Compassion fatigue : how the media sell disease, famine, war and death, Susan D. Moeller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Compassion fatigue. The practice of journalism and compassion fatique -- Images and compassion fatique -- Covering pestilence : sensationalizing epidemic disease. Mad cows and Englishmen : Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Britain, March 1996 -- The Doomsday disease : Ebola, Zaire, May 1995 -- Covering famine : the famine formula. The archetypal media famine : Ethiopia, fall and winter 1984-1985 -- Just how much of a disaster does a disaster have to be : Sudan and Somalia, 1991-1993 -- Covering death : the Americanization of assassinations. Death in the Indian subcontinent : Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Wednesday, October 31, 1984, & Pakistani President Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, Wednesday, August 17, 1988 -- Death in the Middle East : Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat, Thursday, October 6, 1981 & Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Saturday, November 4, 1995 -- Covering war : getting graphic about genocide. Poison gas, deportation and execution : Iraq's "Anfal" campaign against the Kurds, February-August 1998 -- "Ethnic cleansing" : the "death camps" in Bosnia, August 1992 -- "Acts of Genocide" : Rwanda, April-August 1994 -- Conclusion
Control code
38595421
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 390 pages
Isbn
9780415920971
Isbn Type
(hardbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
98014075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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