Zelizer Writes About Spider-Man, Broadway, Safety, and Media Frenzies


Professor Barbie Zelizer wrote a column that appears in The Huffington Post about media in crisis situations; specifically, the media attention being paid to the Broadway play “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark.” 

“Though much of this attention has been driven by a concern for the production's safety, its intensity and prominence call to mind a moral panic, motivated less by the production's well-being than by upholding the arts in their present form,” she writes.