Comments on: The strange allure of disaster porn http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/10/30/the-strange-allure-of-disaster-porn/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/10/30/the-strange-allure-of-disaster-porn/#comment-11777 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:57:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1286#comment-11777 A few ways to repent of the detached voyeurism:
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• Get involved in the relief efforts. Consult community leaders on how best to volunteer.
• Prepare yourself to respond better to the next disaster (this wasn’t the first and won’t be the last).

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By: BenMC http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/10/30/the-strange-allure-of-disaster-porn/#comment-11773 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:59:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1286#comment-11773 Jack: I thought you would be penning a piece about the lemming-like performance of the reporters and editors covering these events. They are so predictable they could be archived and reused. In the Boston area, any time the wind blows or the moon is full all mobile crews are sent to Scituate, where water crashes over the sea wall with great effect. At one point yesterday three of the network affiliates (I didn’t check the fourth)were doing live reports from Scituate at the same time. And the Boston’s Globe’s big front page photo was a shot from…you guessed it, Scituate. Yes, we’re fascinated by this stuff– but can’t the media give us anything more original and useful that looping the same reports?

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