Several more good posts showed up in my Twitter feed today, talking about the Boston bombings and covering breaking news. I excerpt them here for your edification and enjoyment. Here is an earlier collection.
The Boston Marathon bombings of April 15 are the most significant terrror attack on U.S. soil since the super-terrorism event of 9/11 more than a decade ago. Much has changed on the media landscape since then, and that was reflected in how the tragedy was covered — with smartphones, crowdsourcing and Twitter, to name a [...]
As if print journalism’s future wasn’t challenged enough, there’s always these types to hurry its demise – dumb bit.ly/XWQQje — John Paton (@jxpaton) February 26, 2013 And that, folks, is my introduction to one of the most bizarre and gutless corrections in the history of newspapers. From JimRomenesko.com: The Cherokee Scout in Murphy N.C. apologized [...]
The New York Times had a big scoop within a story on drone strikes: The CIA was operating a drone base in Saudi Arabia. However, as NYT public editor Margaret Sullivan notes, the paper had the information more than a year before they published it. They withheld publication at the request of the CIA, which [...]
Two journalists in Kyrgyzstan are out of a job after they kidnapped a female broadcaster and threatened her life at gunpoint as part of some ill-conceived practical joke. The broadcaster is Nazira Aytbekova.
Readers of the NBCNews.com website learned something startling on Saturday afternoon: The story contained the following editor’s note: An early headline on this story briefly misstated Neil Armstrong’s name.
National Post columnist Andrew Coyne had a pre-written column about the Alberta election, one that turned out to be wildly at odds with the final result. It was un-published.
Toronto Star public editor Kathy English has thrown quite the hissy fit over her paper’s story about Mayor Rob Ford being caught exiting a KFC outlet with the dirty bird in hand. Before I go much further, you can see the video and read the April 18 story: Laughing woman stands by Rob Ford KFC [...]
The RCMP in British Columbia are offering some enterprising reporter a chance to follow an investigation from the inside.
Here is a ‘Storified’ collection of tweets from Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger setting out operating principles for the practice of “open journalism.”