Monday, January 10, 2011

Arizona shootings: Take a slow-news approach - Gabrielle Giffords - Salon.com

Excerpt from some sage advice from Dan Gillmor

Remember: Big breaking stories are literally exciting. They’re often about death or the threat of death, or they otherwise create anxiety. Neurological research shows that the more of your personal bandwidth anxiety takes up, the less clearly you think. To get even more neurological: The amygdala takes over from the prefrontal cortex.

Arizona shootings: Take a slow-news approach - Gabrielle Giffords - Salon.com

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