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Newsfeed of Fear: An Editorial on New Editing

Social Sciences

Newsfeed of Fear: An Editorial on News Editing  —  The news media’s addiction to spectacular violence might not be so insidious if it were accompanied by the kind of empathy and compassion that serve to reduce violence in the real world. Editors may feel caught in a system that has to balance public interest with public lust. But that system depends on consumers like you and me for its sustenance, so part of the solution is an audience that is willing to switch off and demand better.

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