Essay Media, Journalism and Mass Communication- 1918871

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ESSAY 2 Television audiences often care less concerning the suffering and natural disasters that are experienced by people all over the world. However, research shows that the fans are indifferent on how they respond to such disasters, however, a quite number of the population are often relieved that the catastrophe did not affect them. The male viewers and the young often respond less positively towards the suffering, the older participants and the female responses are often emotionally filled with mercy towards those affected by the catastrophe (Ong, 2015). Therefore, for those who respond with care and emotions towards those affected by natural disasters such as drought, famine or conflicts, and wars, the audiences can organize charity events to help them out of their troubles. Nevertheless, there are those audiences that do not feel affected by the suffering of other people; hence, they will relax and enjoy the fact that it is not they who are affected by the disasters. Audience responses also vary based on the mode of communication that they received the news from; mostly television offers an exceptional coverage of the news, but the audience response to the news covered in documentaries and the current programs provide quite a positive reaction. The televisions often have few minutes newsflash on items such as the suffering of individuals, the few minutes that the news is covered is not enough to make the audiences empathize and care about what is happening in the other parts of the world. The documentaries and the programs, on the other hand, offer extensive information concerning the catastrophe affecting other people. The time taken in giving such news provides the audiences with more
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  • Spring '15
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