Picturing destruction at home and abroad: a comparative visual analysis of icons and news values during disaster

  title={Picturing destruction at home and abroad: a comparative visual analysis of icons and news values during disaster},
  author={TJ Thomson},
  journal={Media International Australia},
  pages={197 - 216}
  • T. Thomson
  • Published 8 April 2021
  • Political Science
  • Media International Australia
This study uses news photographs and interviews with journalists to explore how Australia’s unprecedented 2019–2020 bushfire season was depicted for Australian and non-Australian audiences in order to extend transnational understanding of iconicity’s tenets and how news values vary across contexts. It does so first by examining the Sydney Morning Herald’s coverage over 3 months and then by contrasting this with international coverage that began in early 2020 once the issue spilled onto the… 

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