Should The US Media Have A Duty To Cover All International Tragedies Even If Such Reporting Cannot Be Measured In Their Ratings and, Thereby, Their Respective Financial Status?
Author(s)Hertelendy, Attila J., MS, MHSM, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, ACP
Vanderslice, George, MS, RT (R) (M)
Dillon, Danett A., BS
Jefferson-Nash, Brenda, BS
Treolar, RN, MSN, CFNP, Debbie
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AbstractHurricane Katrina was one of the most devastating natural disasters to occur in United States history. Within months, both the domestic and international news media has moved on to more lucrative stories that inspire higher ratings. The international media, has been criticized for failing to provide balanced and ethical coverage of international disasters, and has focused only on reporting those news items that can be measured in their ratings and has a positive impact on the financial bottom line.