Jul 18, 2014

MH17: media coverage, from cutting-edge to conspiracy theory

The media coverage of the second Malaysia Airline's tragedy in six months ranges from measured to hysterical.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

Hope you’re ready -- if other recent crashes are anything to go on -- for wall-to-wall coverage of the downed Malaysian airplane. Crikey’s put together some of the most note-worthy media coverage so far. Putin has put the blame for the crash on the Ukrainians, but the UK's Sun wasn't having a bar of it. Neither was the Daily Star, which also put the blame on Putin.

In Melbourne, the crash knocked the carbon tax repeal off the front page at the Herald Sun. As the tragedy broke, the Hun began preparing a special late edition, which arrived in the CBD at 9am. It appears to be the only Australian newspaper to have done so.

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