Missing now for more than forty days, the world is still watching and trying to make sense of what happened to the Malaysia airlines plane and its 239 passengers and crew.
The working scenario investigators are following that the Boeing 777, while en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, changed course mid-flight, and then crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. Pinning hopes on signals that experts think may have come from the plane’s black boxes, an international joint search team is focusing on the an area of about 58 thousand square kilometers. It is hoped use of an unmanned submarine will help. The Bluefin-21 drone finished its first full mission on Thursday, and the team is mapping out the ocean floor of that area from the data collected. Meanwhile, air and sea surface search efforts are still ongoing.
Aviation Expert Michael Boyd and Kerry Walsh from Global Diving and Salvage talk about the search efforts.
The Mystery of MH370Aviation Expert Michael Boyd and Kerry Walsh from Global Diving and Salvage talk about the search efforts.
U.S. media coverage of the missing plane has itself become news. Media critics say some major U.S. TV networks are exploiting the tragedy through wall-to-wall coverage aimed at driving up ratings and advertising dollars. They’re accused of using “Breaking News” banners and spreading conspiracy theories to fill up air time, while pointing fingers at each other for over-doing the story to increase viewership.
So is it exploitative Or in-depth journalism and where is the line between the two? Journalist Christopher Zara from the International Business Times discusses the issue.