The New York Times looks at the conundrum of whether coverage exacerbates a crisis. An excerpt:

Without the news media the public would be dangerously unaware of the swine flu outbreak, but perhaps without saturation coverage on cable news networks and the velocity of information on the Internet, the public would not be so hysterical, medical professionals said.

“It’s a fine line between educating people and frightening them,” …

J-Source has extensive resources and information about “swine” flu coverage here.


The New York Times looks at the conundrum of whether coverage exacerbates a crisis. An excerpt:

Without the news media the public would be dangerously unaware of the swine flu outbreak, but perhaps without saturation coverage on cable news networks and the velocity of information on the Internet, the public would not be so hysterical, medical professionals said.

“It’s a fine line between educating people and frightening them,” …

J-Source has extensive resources and information about “swine” flu coverage here.

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