Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death

Susan D. Moeller (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$160.00
Publisher
Routledge
Publish Date
September 23, 1998
Pages
398
Dimensions
6.29 X 1.22 X 9.22 inches | 1.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780415920971
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About the Author

Susan D. Moeller is Director of the Journalism Program and Associate Professor of American Studies at Brandeis University. She has worked as a journalist for national magazines and newspapers and is the author of Shooting War: Photography and the American Experience of Combat (1989).

Reviews

"Moeller's patient dissection of media is a penetrating analysis, concluding that after more and more death and war, disease and worse, consumers just get tire of caring. Change is needed."
-"Morton Times-News
..."thought-provoking...an important resource for journalism schools...."
-"The Evening Post
"[Moeller] provides challenging detail and analysis [and] raises uncomfortable truths in a readable, provocative manner."
-"The Australian
""Compassion Fatigue is a reportorial and moral success... [Moeller] demonstrates, in great detail and with tremendous discernment, how [our] self-absorption has served as a prophylactic against understanding."
-National Post
"Criticism of the press for its foreign coverage is hardly novel, but in this unrelenting, uncompromising book, Moeller manages to cast a fresh, unwavering eye on the problem....That Moeller's suggestions probably will not be acted upon should not diminish the accomplishment of this impressive book."
-"Columbia Journalism Review, July 1999