Today a friend of mine summed up the media’s news coverage of the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
- African dies in Africa – not newsworthy
- African dies in Europe/North America after travelling from Africa – only newsworthy if they have, or might have, infected a European/North American
- European/North American dies in Africa – mildly newsworthy
- European/North American dies in Europe/North America having visited Africa – highly newsworthy
- European/North American dies having never been to Africa – plaster it across the paper under the headline “We’re all going to die!”
Spot on Ian!
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