Critical Digital Literacy
The SARS Outbreak
When SARS broke out in 2003, the media struggled to stay on top of a mysterious illness that caught the world’s attention and caught Toronto’s healthcare system off guard. Alarming headlines and images of masked Asian faces dominated the news cycle, obscuring the full story of the outbreak.
Studying the media’s role in this unfolding crisis can help us think more critically about the news coverage we consume today.