Thursday, July 28, 2005

MTV Did Better Than Major Networks in Covering Darfur

NICHOLAS KRISTOF - According to monitoring by the Tyndall Report, ABC News had a total of 18 minutes of the Darfur genocide in its nightly newscasts all last year - and that turns out to be a credit to Peter Jennings. NBC had only 5 minutes of coverage all last year, and CBS only 3 minutes - about a minute of coverage for every 100,000 deaths. In contrast, Martha Stewart received 130 minutes of coverage by the three networks. If only Michael Jackson's trial had been held in Darfur. Last month, CNN, Fox News, NBC, MSNBC, ABC and CBS collectively ran 55 times as many stories about Michael Jackson as they ran about genocide in Darfur . . . And, incredibly, MTVU (the MTV channel aimed at universities) has covered Darfur more seriously than any network or cable station.


At 8:41 AM, Blogger Danielle said...

Lucas- I am sure you will do FINE in Pharm. I honestly didn't like it that much, but I REALLY think it had to do with it being in the summer. (I have NEVER liked the summer courses. read: ORGO) The teachers are really, really great though. You will do fine.


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