Media

12:38pm

Sun April 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama And O'Brien Take Jabs At Politics And Media (Highlights)

President Obama joked at the White House Correspondents' Dinner that he had experimented with bangs to liven up his second term, stealing a fashion tip from the first lady, Michelle Obama.
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7:33am

Wed April 24, 2013
The Two-Way

AP's Twitter Account Running Again; Was Hacked Tuesday

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 8:21 am

Twitter.com/AP

"The @AP Twitter account, which was suspended after being hacked, has been secured and is back up. Thank you for your patience."

That's the word Wednesday morning from The Associated Press.

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3:34am

Tue April 23, 2013
Explosions At Boston Marathon

Media, Social Media Misidentify Bombing Suspects

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 12:39 pm

Brown University student Sunil Tripathi, who has been missing since March, was wrongly identified in social media as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Reddit has apologized to Tripathi's family "for the pain they have had to endure."
Brown University AP

Last week, the New York Post ran a front page photo of two teenage runners under the headline "Bag Men," implying that they had something to do with the Boston Marathon backpack bombs.

It turns out those kids had nothing to do with the attacks. But they came to the public's attention after their images were scooped up and pored over by hundreds of online amateur sleuths.

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1:46am

Tue April 23, 2013
Author Interviews

For TV Networks, Stiff Competition To Be 'Top Of The Morning'

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 1:05 pm

Grafissimo iStockphoto.com

Last spring, what NBC fondly refers to as "America's First Family" went through a very public divorce. Ann Curry, who spent more than a decade as a news anchor on the Today show and less than a year as a host, was unexpectedly axed. "For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker," Curry said with emotion in her last morning broadcast, "I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball over the finish line. But man, I did try."

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3:18pm

Sun April 21, 2013
NPR Story

How Media Can Avoid Tripping Over Fast-Paced Developments

Originally published on Sun April 21, 2013 4:23 pm

Host Jacki Lyden speaks with Craig Silverman of the Poynter Institute about the problematic media coverage of the Boston bombings and other breaking news events. He discusses how journalists can avoid the all-too-common pitfalls when reporting on a developing story.

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