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Malaysian Airlines MH370: what we don’t know can make compelling journalism

Beckett, Charlie (2014) Malaysian Airlines MH370: what we don’t know can make compelling journalism. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (12 Mar 2014). Blog.

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Abstract

In the absence of facts we get clichés. We (currently) have no accurate idea where the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is, so journalists resort to phrases such as ‘mystery surrounds the fate’ or ‘confusion reigns’. More journalism is like this than you realise. It’s proof that news can be even more compelling when incomplete.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 11:45
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 11:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77009

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