Timing, Trust, and Credibility in the Age of Twitter
The Boston Marathon bombings may well have been America’s first fully interactive national tragedy. During a roundtable conversation on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, invited guests and audience members discussed what we can learn from the coverage of the Marathon bombings.
Panelists included Boston Globe deputy managing editor for local news Jennifer Peter; Globe reporter and 2013 Nieman Fellow David Abel; Cheryl Fiandaca, chief of public information for the Boston Police Department; Seth Mnookin, co-director of MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing; Callie Crossley, host of WGBH’s “Under the Radar”; and The Washington Post’s director of digital content David Beard.
The forum was introduced by Nieman Foundation curator Ann Marie Lipinski and was moderated by James Geary, Nieman’s deputy curator.