Knowing this would be a big day, $$$$$-wise, I've watched how the media is covering this huge story. With a passion for media studies, I had to bite this subject for a study. I've put up a comparison of screen shots of the 5:00 p.m. news cycle for online major news sites on my Flickr site.
What made me want to pay attention to this was that while I was tuning into C-Span to see how the House brought this to debate and a vote this morning, I checked the headlines on Digg and was astonished that heavy online users were not paying attention to this story. Two stories, "Chef dies after making ultra-hot sauce for chili-eating" and "Collection of Unusual Clock Designs" made me wonder how our population was paying attention. Sure enough, Digg had the first story on the chef still leading the page on the top stories. Hello???? Anyway, that sparked my study.
I'd started noting that this was historic in the No Good, Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week and I started studying the graphics of this story then, posting the cover art in my ramble, How Now (Brown) Economy.
How is the media playing this? Neil Cavuto, who my husband says "the things he brings up ahead of time are important things to look at, he's made good calls, he doesn't scream and get crazy, he looks at all sides and he's a very smart man," said this today on Fox cable: I don't know what people will do. My mother ate onion sandwiches for lunch during the depression.
Well, let's eat onion sandwiches and look at this as it unfolds, media-wise and graphic-wise. Here's my artistic take with captured media presentations of the issue: US Economic Crisis Media Study.
Blogging on the subject starts with
Bigge$st Cri$i$ and Media--
Media Grabs the Big Story: Global Financial Crisis
The Art and Names of the Global Financial Crisis
How Now Brown (Economy)
Panic, Collapse & Meltdown overtake Crisis as Descriptive Word
Contemporary & Old Media: A Perfect Storm Part I
Contemporary & Old Media: A Perfect Storm Part II