Thursday, January 05, 2006

West Virginia Tragedy Will Damage Trust In Media Even Further

BBC runs an article on how the media brought hope then despair to relatives of trapped miners in West Virginia, US. Jeff Jarvis is quoted as saying "The next time I hear someone being haughty about professional news vs citizens' news, I'll remind them of the West Virginia tragedy, where news travelled ahead of the facts, where everyone was horribly wrong". I second that and feel sad for the families who have been badly let-down by a media race to sensationalism.

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