Tuberculosis and Newspapers Comparison Essay by Quality Writers

Tuberculosis and Newspapers
An analysis of how tuberculosis is covered in the popular press.
# 99280 | 939 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Nov 02, 2007 in Communication (Journalism) , English (Comparison) , Medical and Health (General)

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The paper reviews the manner in which tuberculosis - a notorious and very dangerous microbial malady - is addressed by the popular press. The paper looks at two articles that each emphasize different aspects of the disease. The paper discusses how Erika Niedowski seizes upon the social causes of tuberculosis while Jeffrey Gautreaux focuses on local government policies designed to quarantine and manage local TB sufferers. The paper concludes that Niedowski's article presents a better-rounded, more holistic approach to the disease.

From the Paper:

"The first article to be critiqued is one by Erika Niedowski of the Baltimore Sun. Niedowski writes at length about the tuberculosis outbreak presently ravaging Russia and pays especial attention to the crumbling medical infrastructure and to the widespread poverty, unemployment and alcoholism which conspire to facilitate the spread of the microbe. Additionally, Niedowski also points out the inability of many stricken Russians to access health facilities and she likewise acknowledges the troubling dearth of anti-TB drugs in a country that insists it is every bit a modern, western nation (para.1-18). Not to be overlooked, Niedowski's fairly exhaustive review (at least by newspaper standards) of Tuberculosis in Russia notes that many of those who have TB also suffer from other disorders like cardiovascular disease and diabetes and that TB is the leading cause of death for those unfortunate Russians stricken with HIV (para.18)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gautreaux, Jeff. County Proposes TB Trailers for Transient Patients. The Sun (Yuma, AZ) 16 Jul. 2006. Newspaper Source. EBSCOhost. University of Calgary Lib., Calgary, AB. 17 Aug. 2006 <>
  • Niedowski, Erika. TB Belies Russia's Claims to Modernity: Nation Struggles to Quell Infection. The Baltimore Sun 14 Jul. 2006. Newspaper Source. EBSCOhost. University of Calgary Lib., Calgary, AB. 17 Aug. 2006 <>

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