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'Infobesity': How queen coverage could fuel 'news fatigue'

• Yahoo News

Endless live TV feeds, analysts breathlessly picking apart each gesture, newspapers bursting with commentary: Queen Elizabeth II's death has been covered from every angle by the world's media.

But experts have told AFP that blanket coverage like this may only encourage more people to turn off the news entirely -- deepening the malaise surrounding the industry.

"We're already seeing criticism of the... blanket coverage," said Nic Newman of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University.

This is even more true outside the UK.

"We've all been surprised (by) the extent to which the international media has been interested in a sustained way about the story," he said.