On the whole, once a story has been front page news for a day or two, it slowly but surely slides into (what might be termed) media oblivion. So Fukushima, and the people of Japan’s concerns over the dire state of the reactor buildings has slipped into oblivion!
I am reblogging this from my general blog in the hopes it will reach a wider audience. After all, radiation sickness can affect us all, the entire planet is in danger.
Why is it that a news item ceases to be a news item after a few days, or at most a few weeks?
Oh yes if it has been something akin to the tragedy that struck on September 11th, 2001 or a massacre of school children, or a world war commencement or ending, then we might have an annual remembrance. These events can even spur public holidays in the nations where they occurred so that people can pause to remember, and if appropriate, celebrate.
But on the whole, once a story has been front page news for a day or two, it slowly but surely slides into (what might be termed) media oblivion.
Who can possibly forget the live television reports following the Great Japan Earthquake (GJE)? A magnitude 9.0 earthquake which struck on March 11th 2011 at 14:46 JCT and generated a powerful tsunami wave…
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