Facing with the pressure from the citizens and the international community, Japan authority has to issue the publicized news confirming the new superbug gene discovered.
In the first part, the news highlights the seriousness of the new superbug gene by choosing the most severe expressions throughout the text, such as ‘alters bacteria, making them resistant to nearly all known antibiotics’, which helps emphasize the dangers of the new gene. Then it introduces a widely publicized report, which further indicates the harm of the new gene, ‘The potential of NDM-1 to be a worldwide public health problem is great, and coordinated international surveillance is needed.’ In the following part, the news speaks that the new gene is also discovered in some of the other countries, further indicating that the new gene is a worldwide danger and every concerned authority should pay sufficient attention on it. The readers and the audiences may get frightened and panic when reading this part.
However, the second part works to release the panic of the readers. At the beginning, it introduces the concept and danger of the new gene, and at the end, it shows the confidence of WTO (World Health Organization) and the precautionary methods for beating the new gene.
It meets the requirements to the online news. The online news is featured to spread in an unexpected speed and to an unlimited range of the readers. It successfully asks the reader to pay attention on the seriousness of the new gene, and at the same time, delivers the readers a message that the new gene is not as scared as expected, since we have conquered multi-drug resistant microorganisms in the past, we are confident in battling with the new ones, too.
SHINO YUASA.（7 September, 2010）, Japan confirms its first case of new superbug gene，http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39033529/ns/world_news-asiapacific/