Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

4-2004

Conference Name

International Studies Association

Conference City

Montreal

Abstract

The paper addresses two features of global disaster broadcasting: 1) the scope of disaster coverage and 2) the method of disaster performance, the way that disasters are turned into tragedies. This process is at the heart of "globalizing sympathy" --emotional connection with a global audience. Global media slowly, subtly, and inexorably expand our sympathy beyond the small screen and our local lives into the larger world.

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Can be found at http://inpress.lib.uiowa.edu/globalizingcommunication/

A revised version was published in Charles Arthur Willard, ed., Critical Problems in Argumentation: Selected Papers from the 13th Biennial Conference on Argumentation Sponsored by the American Forensic Association and National Communication Association, August 2003 (Washington DC: National Communication Association, 2005).

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