Australian media has been dominated by coverage of the Titan submarine’s disappearance and by the search to find it. At time of recording we recently found out that the passengers had all tragically died, but the media landscape’s furore surrounding this event warrants some investigation.
Why has this issue captured our media attention so much? Moreover, why does this come at the cost of other reporting on global issues such as migrant deaths at sea in the Mediterranean? What can we learn about the psychology of media from this event, and to what extent is it an indictment on our society.
Tune in to find out.