Media Coverage on the Genocide in Darfur Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Media Coverage on the Genocide in Darfur
An examination of mainstream and alternative media coverage of the genocide in Darfur.
# 133740 | 2,250 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper attempts to analyze mainstream and alternative media coverage of the Darfur genocide. After introducing some key figures, the paper goes into a statistical analysis of actual article volume in four publications: Z Magazine, Mother Jones, USA Today, and the San Francisco Chronicle. The paper's central theme is that, while mainstream publications pale in comparison to alternative magazines concerning coverage on Darfur, the former must step in and lighten the burden for the cash-strapped alternative publications. More specifically, the thesis maintains that the newspapers' indifference to the catastrophe is part of a larger policy towards Africa.

From the Paper:

"A. Opening sentences will give some basic information about the atrocities in the Darfur region: perpetrators and victims, number of dead, and magnitude of the refugee crisis. B. Introduces choice of media outlet: newspapers and magazines. Television programs, being under immense pressure to cater to an entertainment-seeking audience, are also relevant to the discussion. Paper, however, will focus on newspapers and, as print publications allow for more detailed and thorough analysis. That introduces this question..."

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