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Thread: 2,300 women and children go missing a day-who decides which ones get media attention?

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    2,300 women and children go missing a day-who decides which ones get media attention?

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/18/us/han...tml?hpt=hp_bn1

    I feel for the parents as I'm sure they're devastated. Searchers looked for her body for 35 days, and it paid off yesterday. I heard a staggering number of people go missing everyday but usually only one or two make headlines every week or so. Is it all a matter of what families pay to get their names out there? I once heard money was the reason why some victims had media attention, however I'm not sure if that's true or not.

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    Re: 2,300 women and children go missing a day-who decides which ones get media attent

    I would honestly be surprised if money had anything to do with it, unless it was someone who already had some notoriety for one reason or another, or was unusually vocal about their experience.
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    Re: 2,300 women and children go missing a day-who decides which ones get media attent

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/18/us/han...tml?hpt=hp_bn1

    I feel for the parents as I'm sure they're devastated. Searchers looked for her body for 35 days, and it paid off yesterday. I heard a staggering number of people go missing everyday but usually only one or two make headlines every week or so. Is it all a matter of what families pay to get their names out there? I once heard money was the reason why some victims had media attention, however I'm not sure if that's true or not.
    Not money. Probably location...whether it's a suspected abduction or a run-away...if there are witnesses...how the police react...whether or not the FBI becomes involved...whether or not the cops conduct a press conference...the cooperation of parents/loved ones with media...whether or not it's a slow news cycle...the details themselves...there's just as many reasons the press picks it up as there are reasons they don't.
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    Re: 2,300 women and children go missing a day-who decides which ones get media attent

    It's decided based who the editors think will garner them the most views.


    Typically, those that are most surprising...those that..."aren't part of the plan".

    Some little black child goes missing in the hood? Well, that's to be expected. It's part of the plan. Some Iraqi kid disapears? Standard. Part of the plan.

    Some little white toddler beauty queen goes missing from middle America subburbia? NOT expected, not part of the plan, not OK. That makes news.
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