How do you feel about the way the press has handled C19?
Is it a continuation down the truly horrifically over-intrusive road that has been peddled for years by an establishment that prefers sensationalism over substance?
Are the stories that are being published factually questionable, or published before due process can occur, due to their emotive nature?
Was the Panic Buying stirred by the press's sentiment and phraseology?
Does repeat utilisation of 'According to' when relating to accessible stats add a subtext of mistrust?
Has the press expose the idiosyncrasies and inaccuracies of government policy in this pandemic?
Do people want/ need to be able to personify/personalise the sheer number of deaths to rationalise them?
Does that sort of reporting mean people are more likely to listen to the severity of the consequences of selfish actions?
To include all branches of the mainstream media- and anything else you feel fits the brief of 'the press'/ 4th Estate
This should be good. When you say press do you mean national print newspapers?
having worked in news media up until a year ago, the mainstream news media has been on a catch up strategy since the advent of social media, and the sensationalism is driven by the need for ad revenue which has fallen away and decimated the industry.
Quite often stories are just pushed out online as placeholders and continually re-edited throughout the day...if it's online, advertising can be attached and actual fact checking often involves "I saw a tweet, I saw a Fakebook post".
Most "journalists" don't even bother with a byline anymore as they know that they are just regurgitating unsubstantiated here say, and it's not what they trained for.
In my last few years, journalists became copy/pasters, taking media communications from sources and just slapping a stockshot with it to produce the required amount of content.
Some of the garbage coming out of "respected" news sources on Twitter at the moment is just embarrasing.
I mean all of it. I've found the reporting universally distasteful at times.
Eg the story of the pregnant lady, who was essentially identified by virtue of timing and locating the birth.
But thats beside the point. I'm interested in how other people perceive it.
Some starters for ten:
I mean, you are going to find it particuly shit because it is your area of expertise. Whenever I read news stories on my industry they are almost always wrong.
The OP asks too many questions for an intelligible discussion
They're not really questions though, are they?^
They're more highlighted discussion points that came to my head in the midd
I would state very clearly again- C19 is well outside my area of expertise, but the policy and public view of it directly affects my work on a daily basis.
Media representation has always been particularly interesting for me given my mum is an ex-war correspondent, who now is an academic in Media/Politics.
^(again- I'm not really asking a question there, Or am I?)
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