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Interview with dpa: Prof. Löffelholz criticizes coverage of Hurricane Irma

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26.09.2017

Interview with dpa: Prof. Löffelholz criticizes coverage of Hurricane Irma

"If reporters are endangering their lives because of a hurricane, this serves primarily a commercialized media system," criticized Prof. Martin Löffelholz, Director of the International Research Group on Crisis Communication as well as Director of the Institute of Media and Communication Science at the TU Ilmenau. Reporters covering Hurricane Irma have intercepted the warnings of governments and perhaps even encouraged future hurricane tourists, warned Löffelholz. "The coverage of hurricanes has nothing in common with classical war and crisis reporting, in which journalists as witnesses on the ground are actually often important."

The dpa interview with Prof. Löffelholz was reprinted by media across Germany, among others the daily newspaper "Die Welt":  https://www.welt.de/newsticker/dpa_nt/afxline/topthemen/hintergruende/article168548139/Sinnlose-Selbstgefaehrdung.html