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Media Cautious In Wake Of Bad News

  •, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 4:36 PM

Lots of analysis of how the media how the media covered yesterday's Boston bombings. "Industry observers praised TV stations' work covering the explosions, most notably for erring on the side of caution by not broadcasting information without vetting it first or emphasizing information’s status as unconfirmed," writes Diana Marszalek in a TV News Check post.

James Poniewozik's post ends with this note of grace: "And amid all of Monday’s shock, social media showed it could be comforting, even profound. It was of all people, a comedian, Patton Oswalt, who posted a defiant tribute to the goodness of humanity on Facebook."

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