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The media did cover attacks in Beirut and Kenya, you just weren’t paying attention

The solution is clear. Read international sites. Follow an assortment of news outlets. And don’t complain that the media didn’t tell you about a tragedy on the other side of the world. They did. You just didn’t click.

The horrific terrorist attacks in Paris have become the biggest news story of the year. I was working on a national newspaper website, the Daily Star Online, over the weekend, and people were reading every single update in the thousands. Every news website shunned all other stories for blanket coverage of the atrocities.

But in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, many people have taken to Twitter and Facebook to complain about why 147 people killed by militant gunmen at Garissa University College in Kenya didn’t get as much coverage as Paris.

“Why isn’t the media covering this?” I saw several Facebook posts exclaim, while sharing a link to a BBC News story on the tragedy.

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a) The media did cover this. You are sharing a BBC News link to the story.

The horrific terrorist attacks in Paris have become the biggest news story of the year. I was working on a national newspaper website, the Daily Star Online, over the weekend, and people were reading every single update in the thousands. Every news website shunned all other stories for blanket coverage of the atrocities.

But in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, many people have taken to Twitter and Facebook to complain about why 147 people killed by militant gunmen at Garissa University College in Kenya didn’t get as much coverage as Paris.

“Why isn’t the media covering this?” I saw several Facebook posts exclaim, while sharing a link to a BBC News story on the tragedy.

a) The media did cover this. You are sharing a BBC News link to the story.

 

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