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The Resident: MSM's Monstrous Boston Bombing Coverage

The mainstream media's coverage - alongside new media coverage - of the Boston Marathon bombing was fraught with error, finger-pointing, and other shameful a...
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Covering the Coverage The Entire Coverage Of The Boston Marathon Bombings In One Chart

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Teen Stunned at Portrayal As Bombing Suspect

A teenager whose photograph appeared on the front page of the New York Post in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings says he was stunned to see himsel...

Via Paige Wassel
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Would you imgine your face on the front page of a newspaper, finger-pointed and suspeced to be a bomber, a killer, a terrorist? Did the New York Post think about what their message told the audience and what consequences their information release could have?  Surely there has been a rushed chase for 'the face', one that could be responsible for the bombings and, at this point, for the reporters' credibility. This behavior is supposed to be demonized within media outlets.

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CNN Busted for WRONG Boston Marathon Arrest Report

"CNN on Wednesday backtracked after badly botching a report that a "dark-skinned male" had been arrested in connection with the Monday bombings of the Boston...

Via Nikolai Berger
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Wrong information can't be ccepted. One of the biggest News Corporations in the United States can't spread information and news which are not reliable just because of their claim of being first on the news. Not even apologies can be accepted, surely they can't bring back the credibility CNN has lost after these events. How can we rely on CNN's information, for example in case of emergency, a moment in which good reporting or accurate testimony from the spot could save lives? We all must be aware of where the information comes from. Not all the news agencies, as remarked in this video, failed in reporting on Boston marathon bombings, perhaps because of their caution in preventing the dissemination of incorrect information and facts. 

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Nikolai Berger's curator insight, April 23, 2013 7:17 PM

The young Turks, again, are not always easy to pay attention to, but sometimes they have good ideas that make utter sense. This sparked an idea in me.

The media are trying to gain trust by being the first to expose information? What a paradox! The faster you (CNN) try the less credible you become because the less reliable your information is due to the cursory probing you provided it with. Apologizing for making an embarrassing mistake is inadequate. It does matter and is expected of you, but does it really matter? What matters is the fact that you’re unreliable. How can we ever trust you, one of the biggest news corporations of the United States, to provide us with reliable information? What if something drastically worse happens and our actions depend on your information and you send us the wrong way? Could you apologize again? Besides how many times can you cry wolf? 

 

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Boston Marathon Winner to Return Medal to Honor Blast Victims - Voice of America

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Boston Marathon Winner to Return Medal to Honor Blast Victims
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The winner of this year's Boston Marathon, Ethiopian runner Lelisa Desisa, says he wants to return his medal to the city to honor the victims of the April bombing.
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CNN on Boston: Errors Are News Too (TJDS)

The only people more confused than CNN viewers about the Boston Marathon bombings are CNN anchors and reporters. John King erroneously reports that a "dark-s...
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The title of this article caught my attention while thinking and looking for a Scoop to conclude this project. In our times, journalism is assuming new mutable forms. People participation is reaching its peaks in history and, nowadays, everyone thinks he or she is able to consider himself or herself a news reporter. On one hand, a lot of time has to pass untill the moment non professional reporters will fill the gap that divides them from professional and ethical journalism. On the other hand, professional journalism is losing ground in quality and is focusing too much, as we have seen, in increasing its credibility and stance in wrong, unethical and unprofessional ways.

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7 False Things You Heard About the Boston Bombing

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A cellphone shutdown, five more potential bombs, and other faulty reports.

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Another interesting collection of faulty reports by the New York Post,  CBS and Reddit. Harming, frightening, incorrect information came from too many sources, from the most to the least reliable. This witnesses the crucial period of change in journalism. The pillars that support the traditional regime of the media, quality control, professionality and reliability, are shaking in the transition to the new regime. Some of these reports have included anonymous sources, which is what is most wrong and unethical.

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CNN's King says mistakes last week were 'embarrassing'

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CNN took a lot of heat for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings last week after wrongly reporting a suspect was in custody and now the network is taking ownership of those errors.

Via Nikolai Berger
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Here John King provides his and CNN's apologies to the audience by saying "the best way to deal with it is to say 'We made a mistake. Here's how we made a mistake.' And then move on". However, CNN should rightly be accused of a lack in accuracy and of irresponsible behavior. What strikes me is the incredible ease with which they pretend to 'move on' from problems such as improvidence in news reporting and loss of credibility, even if in good company of the Associated Press, of Fox News and of the Boston Globe.

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Nikolai Berger's curator insight, April 23, 2013 6:59 PM

Two "reliable sources" are obviously not enough. An apology is nice to hear, but it doesn't make up for the loss credibility. 

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7 biggest unanswered questions over Boston Marathon bombings

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As prosecutors prepare to charge 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the deadly twin bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, investigators are delving into numerous unanswered questions surrounding the attack and the brothers believed to have carried it...

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Nikolai Berger's curator insight, April 24, 2013 10:38 AM

Here's another example of solid news. The NBC should be recognized as one of the few that covered this story as professionally and as ethically as we should expect a news agency to cover. On this article they pose questions that are surely on the minds of many, and answer them with the information that is out there. They are not relying on a couple of sources that "might" be correct to give out false information. There should't be such a thick line between the public and News agencies. Yes they have sources that average citizens don't have, but that doesn't mean that they can feed us anything they seem fit (referring to the New York Post and CNN) while the public directly acts on the information. 

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Runner captures Boston Marathon explosion

A runner's camera captures an explosion at the Boston Marathon on Monday. At least three people are dead and over 140 people injured following the blast. Liv...

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Here is a brief amateur clip of what happened on April 15 during the Boston marathon. This is not 'infotainment'. It is a good starting point, while discussing and curating an issue like this, to clearly state that these images are not 'mediated', or 'filtered'. 

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