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12:45 PM ET, April 21, 2013


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
With Boston Manhunt, Media Is Part of a Story It Is Covering  —  Reporters, camera crews and ordinary citizens with camera phones were squarely in the middle of the manhunt in Boston that gripped the nation on Friday, and the result was some of the most startling — and at times unnerving — news coverage in years.
Discussion: Noah Brier dot Com and Inside TV
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
How a Webcam Pointed at a Police Radio Won the Internet Friday  —  The events in Boston — starting Monday with a pair of explosions that killed three and injured 176 near the finish line of the Boston Marathon — came to a dramatic close Friday night with the capture of 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev …
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Breaking News Is Broken  —  CNN's coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing has been flawed at times.  —  Screen Grab Courtesy of CNN/YouTube  —  Inspired by the events of the past week, here's a handy guide for anyone looking to figure out what exactly is going during a breaking news event.
Jim Roberts / @nycjim:
Discussion: Washington Post
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
It Wasn't Sunil Tripathi: The Anatomy of a Misinformation Disaster  —  How a terrible misidentification of two people with no connection to the Boston bombing spread so far, so fast  —  In the middle of the last night's nearly unbelievable turn of events, for a few hours …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Murdoch defends the New York Post  —  News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has weighed in on his tabloid's decision to run photos of two men — not the suspects of the Boston Marathon bombing — online and in print under the headline “Bag Men: Feds seek these two pictured at Boston Marathon.”
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
Is Your Social Media Editor Destroying Your News Organization Today?
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Conservative Koch Brothers Turning Focus to Newspapers  —  Three years ago, Charles and David Koch, the billionaire industrialists and supporters of libertarian causes, held a seminar of like-minded, wealthy political donors at the St. Regis Resort in Aspen, Colo. They laid out a three-pronged …
USA Today:
USA TODAY founder Al Neuharth dies at 89  —  Allen H. Neuharth, the newspaper visionary and former Gannett chairman who founded USA TODAY, helped create a museum dedicated to news and became one of the industry's most influential and sometimes controversial figures, died Friday at his home in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He was 89.
Pekka Pekkala / Online Journalism Review:
Networked journalism will move value from “brand” to “contribution”  —  Journalism is not in crisis.  The media industry — and journalists — might be, but the journalism itself is actually improving.  —  Such is the argument made by international documentary filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak …
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Several CBS Twitter accounts hijacked by Syrian conflict propagandists (update)  —  CBS has confirmed on Twitter that several of its accounts were compromised earlier today, including those for 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, and a local Denver affiliate.  While the perpetrator of the hijack is unknown …
Matt Waite / Poynter:
How sensor journalism can help us create data, improve our storytelling  —  Data journalism, meet sensor journalism.  You two should talk.  —  What's sensor journalism?  I'll get to that.  But first, let me tell you a story about bugs — and a pair of gadgets that sat for months in a box under John Keefe's bed.
Ben Kuchera / Penny Arcade Report:
Ad-blockers, the games press, and why sexy cosplay galleries lead to better reporting  —  We're going to talk about ad-blocking software, online publishing, and why much of the game media is the way it is.  If you block ads, I'm not going to shame you or browbeat you, and there's nothing …
Discussion: John Walker
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