Dr Devon Simons (Aberystwyth University) kindly agreed to answer a few questions about the CNN Effect for students enrolled on my War and the Media module whilst we were both in isolation in Coventry and Jacksonville during the Coronavirus Outbreak. This is partly why the recording quality is not perfect – although I cannot defend my incoherence. (Even I don’t know what I said).
We thought it might be interesting and useful to a wider audience as well. In this first section, she gives a strong introduction to the concept of the CNN Effect. Subtitles should be accurate – let me know if there is a mistake and I’ll correct them as quickly as possible.
After studying at Oglethorpe and Kent, Dr Simons’ was awarded a PhD at Aberystwyth University. Her PhD explored ‘The Media’s War on Terror’.
For more about Dr Simons, her LinkedIn profile is available at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/devonsimons