How The Media Will Report The Apocalypse

It’s the end of the world as we know it.

1. In early 2014, a series of devastating catastrophes bring about Armageddon. Papers of record like the New York Times soberly report this news. & Computer Earth
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2. The Guardian tries to provide comprehensive live coverage of the end of days., Stokkete, Ilya Andriyanov, Jeff Thrower
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3. Striving for balance, the BBC makes sure it also gives airtime to the views of the radioactive mutant zombies:

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4. The Daily Mail saw all this coming. & Ronald Sumners/Melkor3D/udra11
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5. The Washington Post digs into the data.

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6. Meanwhile, on the cable channels, Fox News is pretty sure it knows who to blame…

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7. …while MSNBC is pretty sure it knows who to blame.

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8. Reddit gets to work…

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9. …but results are mixed. & Nemar74
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10. There is brief hope, as The Times of London works out how to make it through alive. & katalinks

Unfortunately it’s behind a paywall so nobody sees it.

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11. Of course, there’s still plenty of celebrity news to keep people occupied. & arindambanerjee / Getty Images
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12. As always, Twitter is an up-to-date and reliable source of information. & Picsfive/REDAV
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13. While Instagram is mostly #undeadselfies and asteroid sunsets. & Elisanth
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15. Some sites try to find a fresh, thought-provoking angle on the news.

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16. Others look for a positive message amidst the gloom.

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17. And others mostly just criticise everybody else’s reaction to the end of the world. & Sarah Cheriton-Jones
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18. Local newspapers focus on how the apocalypse is affecting their area. & 1000 Words/A_Sh/Halina Yakushevich
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19. And for the few who have escaped the initial slaughter, thoughts turn to long-term survival.

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20. Some things stay reassuringly familiar throughout the horror, though. For example, the “Shipping Forecast” is still broadcast on BBC Radio 4…

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21. …and naturally, NPR goes on a pledge drive.

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22. BuzzFeed is basically still BuzzFeed… & Getty Images/val lawless/Tom Wang/Lana K + & as above
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23. …while the Daily Express continues to focus on the really important issues.

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Tom Phillips is the UK editorial director for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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