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Media3 May 8th Show Blog

Media3 May 8th Show Blog

This week we reflect on the media's rush to be first with the news of the Boston Marathon bombing, and the implications of sacrificing accuracy for speed amid the confusion of an event like a terrorist attack.

Given the mistakes and misreporting of the minutes and hours after the attack, some commentators are prepared to say that breaking news is "broken", see more HERE. However others argue it's simply evolving, see more HERE 

Either way - the same chaotic news environment which makes the work of journalists and reporters difficult provides the perfect opportunity for conspiracy theories to emerge. And there are no shortage of these when it comes to the Boston bombing: See more HERE and HERE

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