Catastrophe on camera: Why media coverage of natural disasters is flawed

When a natural disaster happens, we watch from afar, transfixed by dramatic news reports. But how accurate is the picture?

The media generally assume that news of war, crime and natural disasters will always win an audience. "If it bleeds, it leads," is a well-tried adage of American journalism. Of the three categories, coverage of war has attracted criticism for its lies, Full Story »

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by Chris Finnie - Jan. 20, 2011

An insider's view of media coverage. Though it's just one man's experience, he's obviously been at it quite a while. So he holds some credibility.

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