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What’s up with all the news photos that make beaches look like Covid hotspots?
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Columbia Journalism Review / Jon Allsop / Jul 1
“The basic rhythms of the news cycle don’t help us. Each day’s news must fill the same amount of column space, the same number of cable-news hours, the same length of radio news bulletin. Usually, the most important of that news is hyped in all-caps headlines, blaring chyrons, and ‘BREAKING NEWS’ jingles—this exerts a flattening effect, making it harder, over a long period of time, to distinguish actual news from attention hustling.”
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