Compassion, morality and the media

Tester, K. (2001). Compassion, morality and the media. Buckingham: Open University Press.

This book provides an answer to the question: ‘what do the reports and representations of the suffering and misery of others actually mean to media users?’ The concepts of compassion and compassion fatigue play an important role in this answer. He also explains the impact of compassion on morality and the role of the media in this impact. This work Tester is one of the few books in which the phenomenon of compassion fatigue in relation to media coverage and distant suffering is extensively discussed. That is why the insights of Tester in this book are useful for my thesis.