Waylaid Dialectic

March 18, 2011

Good News Is No News, and that’s Bad News

Filed under: Aid — terence @ 5:55 am

I have a new post at DevPolicy on unintentional media bias against aid, and why it matters:

Good News Is No News, and that’s Bad News


  1. Or maybe poverty porn, which gets donations going in the short run, is backfiring in the long run, since we saw pictures of starving Ethiopians in the 80s, and are still seeing them today…..

    Comment by Matt — March 18, 2011 @ 6:23 am

  2. Fair point Matt. I think that is quite likely and an example of a negative consequence that could plausibly be laid at the feet of PP.



    Comment by terence — March 18, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

  3. […] the unfortunate fact of life that bad news tends to be much more newsworthy than good news, e.g. this recent […]

    Pingback by Bad news brings in the wonga « Bottom Up Thinking — March 22, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

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