Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
10:08 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Views of the News: The Boston Bombing

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Hillary Sargent, ChartGirl.com: "Covering the Coverage"

Slightly Less Gruesome

Credit John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe; Charles Apple, Orange County Register


Joe Pompeo, Capital New York: "'Daily News' doctored front-page photo from Boston bombing"

Liz Klimas, The Blaze: "'New York Daily News' Criticized for Doctoring Photo of Bombing Victim's Gruesome Leg Wound -- Should They Be?"

The Arrest That Wasn't

Amy Hunter, WTOP: "CNN's King says mistakes last week were 'embarrassing'"

Erik Hayden, The Hollywood Reporter: "CNN's John King: 'What I Am Not Is Racist'"

Farhad Manjoo, Slate: "Breaking News is Broken: Don't watch cable news.  Shut off Twitter.  You'd be better off cleaning your gutters."

Bill Mears, Chris Cuomo and Ed Payne, CNN: "Former ricin suspect happy with vindication as probe continues"

Lisa Richwine, Reuters: "Despite error, CNN gets ratings boost from Boston bombing, trails Fox"

Alex Weprin, TV Newser: "Digital Ratings: Boston Bombing Sets Records for TV News Websites"

"Bag Men"

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Katherine Fung and Jack Mirkinson, The Huffington Post: "New York Post's Boston 'Bag Men' Front Page Called "A New Low,' 'Appalling'"

Dylan Byers, Politico: "Rupert Murdoch defends the New York Post"

Erik Wemple, The Washington Post: "Young men, please sue the New York Post"

The Reddit "Witch Hunt"

Andrea Chang, The Lost Angeles Times: "Reddit apologizes for fueling Boston bombings online witch hunts"

Kate Pickert and Adam Sorensen, Time: "Inside Reddit's Hunt for the Boston Bombers"

Matthew Ingram, paidContent: "Three things that Reddit did right during the Boston bombings and why that matters"

The Boston Lockdown and Media Frenzy

Scott Atran, Foreign Policy: "Black and White and Red All Over: How the hyperkinetic media is breeding a new generation of terrorists"

Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times: "Boston lockdown was  triumph for the demented rationale of terrorism"

Adam Geller, AP: "Photos force suspects' move, breaking bombing case"

"Militant Islam" -- A Question of Balance

Josh Voorhees, Slate: "How the Tsarnaev Brothers Learned to Make Their Bombs"

Michael Cooper, Michael S. Schmidt and Eric Schmitt, The New York Times: "Boston Suspects Are Seen as Self-Taught and Fueled by Web"

Lisa Wangsness and Brian Ballou, The Boston Globe: "Islam might have had secondary role in Boston attacks"

The AP Twitter Hack

Samantha Murphy, Mashable: "AP Twitter Hack Falsely Claims Explosions at White House"

Sarah Perez, TechCrunch: "AP Twitter Hack Preceded by a Phishing Attempt, News Org Says"

Byron Acohido, USA TODAY: "First Take: AP Twitter hack was trivial"

Moving Forward

John Dickerson, Slate: "Why We Should Judge Breaking News Like Baseball"

Jay Sekulow, Fox News: "Boston Marathon bombing lesson: political correctness kills"

Gwen Ifill interview, PBS Newshour: "Boston Marathon Bombings Stir Up Questions, Lesson for Public Safety Protocol"

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