Miners survived being stuck underground; Now must survive media throng - iMediaEthics

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The 33 Chilean miners who have been stuck underground for more than two months were successfully rescued this week, but they still have to face the media, the Associated Press wrote Oct. 11.

“All of them will have to confront the media and fame, and will encounter families that aren’t the same as when they were trapped,” the AP reported that Health Minister Jaime Manalich said. “All of them will live through very difficult situations of adaptation.”

University of Chile physiologist Dr. Claus Behn explained in the AP report that the media frenzy surrounding the miners’ rescue may be overwhelming because the public may “demand to know every minute detail, and they’re going to offer enormous quantities of money and popularity.”

In early October, the trapped miners spent an hour a day for a week “training in dealing with the media,” according to the AP.

See more on the anticipated reaction to the media frenzy on the Daily Telegraph’s website here.

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