A Storify created by Hong @hqu about the first tweets from the bombing. To watch, use the link below.
Who Broke the News of the Boston Marathon Bombing?
News travels at the speed of light in social media, both figuratively and literally. Two bombs exploded at approximately 2:50 p.m. EDT on April 15th, 2013 in Boston. On Twitter, reports of the bombing materialized in real time. Below is a chronology of tweets that “broke the news.”
Once the media coverage began, good and bad journalism emerged. There were several thoughtful analyses from the journalism community concerning the coverage. Be sure to read the links in the stories as well.
Finally, this is a video of a May 1 program by the Neiman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, called “Timing, Trust and Credibility in the Age of Twitter.” It is so fascinating because Boston reporters tell their own stories about covering the bombing with Twitter, video, traditional reporting; how they organized themselves for the coverage; and what they did to ensure their reporting was accurate.