Submitted to: Kajali Shehrin Islam Course teacher (Mass communication theories-206) Mass Communication and Journalism University of Dhaka.
Submitted by: Iffat Ara Roll-14 3rd batch, 4th semester Mass Communication and Journalism University of Dhaka.
Chile’s mining accident is one of the most memorable and formidable incidents among all of the recent notable events. Chilean president, Sebastian Pinera had said “This is a moment that Chile and the rest of the world will never forget. Chilean engineers, rescuers and workers have shown what they are capable of.” The whole world along with Chile held curious to know what is going to happen next. So did the media around the world. Approximately 2,000 journalists from various corners of the world were there to cover the story of an impressive rescue operation The intensity of the incident compelled the world famous visual media channels like Aljazeera, CNN, and BBC etc. to telecast the dramatic rescue program live. It has been estimated that more than 1 billion people had watched the rescue on live television around the world. Keeping pace with them the print media in home and abroad like The Daily Star, The Daily Prothom-alo, New Age etc., and the renowned Wall Street Journal, The economist, The Washington Post etc. had given due treatment on the event .
So I have selected this event as the subject of my assignment. Here I am going to discuss the mass communication theories related to the media coverage on the accident of San Jose copper-gold mine of Chile.
Before that let’s take a look at what actually happened in San Jose mine.