Making Sense of Mumbai


Making Sense of Mumbai
November 28, 2008
by Drew Nelles

For all of MediaScout’s efforts to parse how and why various news sources cover events differently, sometimes that coverage evokes common themes so apparently that it’s hard to tell one rival from the other. In the face of Wednesday’s devastating terrorist attacks in Mumbai, it becomes clear that the Big Seven are simply struggling to make sense of the carnage, in three distinct but interrelated ways. First and most obvious is the battle to keep up as the events keep unfolding and more information reveals itself. The death toll from the attacks now stands at over 150, with hundreds more injured; many sources also reconstruct eyewitness accounts of the massacres and provide minute-by-minute breakdowns of how the… Read more »


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