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Compassion, Morality & the Media (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies)

Compassion, Morality & the Media (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies)

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Publication Date: March 1st, 2001
Publisher:
Open University Press
ISBN:
9780335205134
Pages:
162
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Description

Why do the reports and representations of suffering and misery move us? What are we likely to do about it and why? Why do people take part in telethon appeals? Most of us have watched television or read newspapers and been moved to compassion by the suffering and misery that we see. We know that many people suffer thanks to war, famine or environmental catastrophe. But what do the reports and representations of the suffering and misery of others actually mean to media users? This book seeks to answer this question and offers an engaging narrative through which it becomes possible to think about the role of journalists as moral agents. The author explores the tensions between the intentions of journalists, the horizons of the audience and the priorities of media institutions.