Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Media Massacre

The media love a good story and nothing gets them going like a bit of human interest and killing. On 16th April 2007 on the campus of the Virginia Tech 32 people were killed and 29 were injured. This was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, a big news story.

On the same day in Iraq 35 people were killed and 21 were injured in various acts of murder and violence including a female student being shot by a sniper, two university lectures being shot and 13 Iraq Army soldiers being killed in a single attack on a check point. Now look at the difference in news coverage...

(from IraqSlogger)

Draw your own conclusions about news values.

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