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Should news get personal? Emotion and objectivity in the face of suffering

Beckett, Charlie (2014) Should news get personal? Emotion and objectivity in the face of suffering. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (30 Jul 2014). Blog Entry.

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Should journalists covering suffering allow their own emotions to become part of the story? Jon Snow’s heartfelt monologue about the suffering of Gaza’s children has become a YouTube hit amongst those who have been shocked by the images of the appalling injuries and deaths of citizens in that narrow strip of land. Predictably, others have criticised it as a one-sided piece of propaganda.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 09:50
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 23:16

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