Media Outlets should donate advertisement earnings during coverage of Hurricane Harvey
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The media outlets are for-profit organizations that are capitalizing on the misery of people in Texas. Their continued coverage will last until the ratings begin to fall, and when that occurs, we most likely will never hear about this tragic event again, until perhaps the 1 year anniversary. This does nothing for the people still stuck in a predicament they never thought they'd find themselves, and in the coming weeks, months, and years there will be additional problems that revolve around insurance claims, looting, infrastructure rebuilding, health issues, economy, and a host of other real problems that will still affect the displaced residents of Texas.
The media has a responsibility to tell the story of the people during events like this, but also have a responsibility as humans to not exploit the suffering of those people on the basis of ratings. As a result, I am sending out a CALL TO ACTION for all media organizations to donate half of the revenue that is received from advertisements during their Hurricane Harvey coverage to a charitable organization of their choosing that is providing support to those displaced by this storm.
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