Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Francesca Butt

    Let’s not pretend that pandemics are a ‘foreign’ problem

    "The outsourcing of blame for the coronavirus is an example of political scapegoating which relies on prejudice, rather than evidence, to become a shared and accepted narrative."

    Blind Spots and Vigilantism: Learning from the ghosts of recent pandemics past

    ‘I refute the claim that news cannot be made directly relevant, engaging, and motivating wherever it happens.’ Francesca Butt warns us against the blind spots in our media coverage and tells us what we can learn from online outrage.