Angela Phillips is a Professor of Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the author of Journalism in Context and Good Writing for Journalists and the co-author of Changing Journalism. She has taught practical journalism for many years as well as working as a feeature writers for a range of publications. She was a founding member of the Media Reform Coalition.
Americans are very likely to avoid news because it makes them upset or angry. In Denmark people rarely report that news makes them angry or upset. In Britain we lie somewhere in between