Denitza Surudjiiska – TV’s expressiveness in Covering Disasters

Abstract: Howdoes the visual language of the television break corrections in the ethical expression and what lies behind the image of the disaster in TV reality? The idea of this analysis is to examine how the current standards for exclusivity of information are applied to the formats and standards of public media. The material explores creative approaches and technological tools embedded in the information flow about the earthquake of May 2012. Meanwhile, the text clarifies whether media reaction in terms of emergency must follow specific rules, what the characteristics of television expression in these moments are, what TV language embodies and especially – where the difference between the actual event and its parallel life on the small screen lies.

Key words: Journalism, television, expression, crisis, disaster, ethics

Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 7, January 2013,, ISSN 1314-4464


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