Monday, March 28, 2005

New earthquake (8.7) in Sumatra Region: Mainstream Media reacts

I pray the devastation will kept to a minimum this time and very few tsunamis but what I am finding interesting is how the two main news media (MSM) outlets have reacted:

CNN cut to the story in a major way; MSNBC continued their "Coast to Coast" program (without interruption) but did report it on their web site.

I used to find that MSNBC's coverage was better in worldwide things but both networks failed to cover the Dec 26th tsunami with any great urgency (until later - BBC was amazing). Now, it looks like CNN is doing a superior job.

Earthquake Hazards Program: NEIC: Worldwide Earthquake Activity in the Last Seven Days

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