The Times, a British daily newspaper, is considered to be a moderate paper, although it often aligns with viewpoints from the conservative party. The Times was chosen to understand how Britain, as an international power, reported about the cholera situation in Haiti.
The Times reported the cholera outbreak 41 times between October and November 2010. Besides following the increasing number of victims to cholera, The Times published many articles describing the animosity Haitians felt towards the UN, who are thought to be the origin of the cholera outbreak. Many of the other articles discussed ways in which organizations, nations, and the UN could intervene to supply aid. Eleven of the 43 articles explicitly discussed the role of aid in Haiti. In addition, a few of their articles advocated for the British community to donate to Haiti and to become involved with the cause.
Although The Times is considered to be among the highest circulating non-tabloid papers in Britain, the limited online access to articles prohibits a larger readership. Please look at the headlines below and investigate how these headlines are created to catch a reader’s attention.
A Few Articles
- Don’t Blame the Aid Agencies for the Cholera in Haiti
- Haiti Doctors Swamped by 1,000 new Cholera cases a day
- Riots force aid agency to close emergency cholera clinic in Haiti
- UN warns that cholera is ‘exploding in Haiti and threatens 400,000
- Haiti ‘unprepared’ as devastating hurricane looms amid cholera crisis
- Oxfam workers flee riot-torn cholera as disease spreads across border
- Give to Haiti
- Aid team working its magic as Haiti’s homeless face cholera horror
- Cholera and civil unrest spark resurgence in voodoo in Haiti
- Screaming in agony, Haitian children die of cholera after earthquake
- The grandmother hoping to tackle cholera, crime, and rebuilding a nation
- “The dead will vote, the homeless will not, and it will be very violent”
- Aid workers have been driven away by a fear that seeks out scapegoats
- Haiti braces itself as deadly Hurricane Tomas heads its way
- ‘We don’t know anything. You get sick and then you die’
- Candidates revolt and mobs go on rampage amid poll ‘fraud’ anger
- Threat of violence rises as presidential candidates demand new poll