Sunday, April 28, 2013

Strange bedfellows? What we can learn from the news coverage of the Boston Bombings.

For the past week or so, I have been collecting links to post-mortems of the news coverage of the hunt for the Boston bombing suspects.  Rather than let the hoarding go south -- as it so often does -- I thought I might as well call it a day.

For those of you still contemplating the ways in which the intersection of social media and traditional news sources will play together in the future, here's some food for thought -- from the New York Times, Salon, Huffington Post, Poynter, Seattle Times, Newsosaur, Neiman Journalism Lab -- and on and on...

This Week in Review: Verification and the crowd in Boston 

The Pressure to Be the TV News Leader Tarnishes a Big Brand 

Citizen ‘journalism’ ran amok in Boston crisis
Boston Bombings Reveal Media Full of Mistakes, False Reports (VIDEO)

Lesson from the manhunt: We're all journalists now
A Nation of Police Scanner Rebels

How journalists are covering the news unfolding in Boston

If anything good is to come of all the mistakes, false steps, and the race to be first gone wrong, I hope it will be some critical thinking about how these new forms of media -- the interplay of amateurs and professionals --  can work together as a lens into what the newsroom of the future may look like.  As for the links, I'm sure I've left out quite a bit.  But one can only hoard so much, for so long.  Let me know what you think.  bk 


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