Harms of Fear-Mongering

Premiere DateOct 20, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:20 The Daily Beat pt. 1 David Altheide
04:00 The Daily Beat pt. 2 Fear-mongering
09:30 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Harms and negative affects
10:01 The Daily Beat Outro
10:11 What You Know Oberhofer
14:13 Finish

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This week on the Daily Beat: We delve into the greatest fears of Americans for 2015

Today on the Daily Beat, Tuesday October 20, 2015: Part 2 of our interview with David Altheide says much of the fear around us is unwarranted. It boils down to overuse of the language of fear, and an overeager media and entertainment industry attempting to strike an emotional chord.

Altheide, earned the Charles Horton Cooley Book Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction for his book, “Creating Fear, News and the Construction of a Crisis.” He is the first person to ever win that prestigious national honor twice, with the first coming in 1986 for his book “Media Power.”


Host Lisa Autz
Lisa Autz is a staff writer, as well as Host of The Daily Beat and Co-Host of Third Eye Weekly. Lisa has a background in journalism and economics. She enjoys working on stories that shed light on the…