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Learning the News One Mistake at a Time

David Westin | Posted 06.27.2013 | Media
David Westin

If there's one thing we can be sure about in the reporting from Boston last week, it's this: We all have a bigger job than ever before in sorting through the torrent of conflicting reports and finding the truth.

Katherine Bindley

The One Twitter Account That Actually Helped After The Boston Bombing | Katherine Bindley | Posted 04.26.2013 | Technology

At 1:38 p.m. on April 15, the Boston Police Department's Twitter account sent a picture of the "1 Mile to Go" sign from the Boston Marathon to some 50...

Boston and the Right to Privacy

Susan Landau | Posted 06.22.2013 | Technology
Susan Landau

In an attempt to use the power of online communities, people scrutinzed photos and videos of the marathon finish line to find the bombers. It seemed as if that might help, but events didn't quite work out that way.

Bianca Bosker

6 Seconds Of Horror, On Repeat | Bianca Bosker | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology

Within 55 minutes of being posted, Doug Lorman’s video of the Boston marathon explosion, recorded from a television news report and shared to Twitte...

With Cell Service Strained, Loved Ones Use Text, Apps To Reach Marathoners

AP | Posted 06.16.2013 | Technology

CHICAGO (AP) — In an April 15 story about the frantic efforts by family and friends to contact Boston marathon runners in the immediate aftermath of...