Media Coverage of Tsunami ”Informative”
A new report concludes that Swedish media coverage of the Indian Ocean tsunami and its aftermath was extensive and informative.
The study by media researchers at Gothenburg University says news organizations functioned as they should.
The report was commissioned by the Swedish Emergency Management Agency, and included newspapers, broadcasters, and online media sites. Tens of thousands of Swedes were in the disaster area just under a year ago, and more than 500 died.
The strongest criticism was of public broadcaster Swedish Television, which didn’t add extra broadcasts on December 26th until 12 noon, more than 6 hours after the story first broke here.