Zelizer Reports on Media Coverage of  Deadly Explosions in Bali

Media coverage of deadly explosions in Bali shows "not much has changed in journalism since Sept. 11" according to Professor Barbie Zelizer in Newsday (October 17). "Despite the incessant cautionary statements about violence and the warning signals pushing the national state of alert up and down the color scale, journalism gave us the same old news. Its knee-jerk treatment of violence, terror and atrocity - exemplified by the coverage of the bombing in the Indonesian resort village - differed hardly at all from its treatment of countless other events overseas before Sept. 11."