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Boston Media Coverage

Manhunt for the 'Romance' of the Press

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.25.2013 | Media
Tom Engelhardt

Can there be any question that, as the newspaper fades, we're entering a new age of conglomerated mainstream chaos? You only needed to check out the "coverage" of the Boston Marathon bombing aftermath.

The Media's Inexcusable Frenzy

Orin Starn | Posted 06.24.2013 | Media
Orin Starn

As those old-time anthropologists never tired of repeating, ritual creates social solidarity. The standard talk after each new American tragedy is of the community "uniting" and "coming together." But around what, exactly?

WATCH: Media Gets Boston Bombing So Wrong

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.22.2013 | Media

When two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon last week, a media frenzy ensued to break each and every detail. But in the rush to uncover new informa...

Boston Stations Pull Off 'Incredibly Jarring' Shift After Bombing | Posted 06.18.2013 | Media

The Boston television crews had to make a quick switch from covering a festive event to reporting on tragic breaking news as bombs went off at the Bos...

CNN Walks Back Arrest Reports

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Media

CNN and other outlets found themselves with egg on their face when they reported that an arrest had been made in the Boston bombings and were then for...

The Kabuki Theater of American Tragedies

Stanton Peele | Posted 06.16.2013 | Media
Stanton Peele

This anomaly is unavoidable: competitive non-stop media outlets must respond to our anxiety-fueled need to explain what often times can't be explained ultimately, and certainly not in the near run.

Conflicting Media Reports Add To Boston Confusion

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media

The confusion surrounding the Boston marathon attacks was exacerbated by a welter of conflicting media reports about everything from the number of inj...