By Benét J. Wilson, chair, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force & social media/eNewsletters editor, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Thanks to Flipboard and my myriad social media/journalism groups, I was fed a constant stream of information on how journalists covered the horrific Boston Marathon bombings. Yet again, social media played a large role in how information was gathered and dispersed in real time. Below, in no particular order, are 10 posts on how the bombings were handled.
- BostonGlobe.com: 2013 Boston Marathon live blog
- CNN: Complete Coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings
- Nieman Lab: Social media and the Boston bombings: When citizens and journalists cover the same story
- Poynter: How journalists are covering, reacting to Boston Marathon explosions
- IJNet: How the media used social media, digital tools to cover the Boston Marathon explosions
- PBS MediaShift: Social Media Offers Vital Updates, Support After Boston Marathon Bombings
- PandoDaily: Boston marathon: Has social media coverage finally matured?
- Forbes: Google Person Finder Helps In Boston Marathon Explosions
- Washington Post: Boston explosions: Twitter acts as journalism’s ombudsman
- Huffington Post: Reporters Ran In Boston Marathon Before Covering Tragedy