BOSTON The Boston Marathon all by itself is a media event widely covered by news media internationally, but the bombings on Monday and the day-long search for the suspects drew even more reporters, producers and news personnel to the city.
Not all of the nearly non-stop news coverage this past week was perfect — in fact, some of it has been receiving pointed criticism.
For an analysis of the media coverage of the marathon bombings and the manhunt, WBUR’s Bob Oakes and Deborah Becker spoke with David Folkenflik, NPR’s media correspondent.
Boston Marathon Bombing: Significant Developments:
- Monday, April 15: Bombs at the Marathon finish line kill three and injure hundreds more
- Thursday, April 18: Black hat and white hat: FBI releases photos and video of suspects
- Thursday and Friday, April 18-19: MIT police officer is killed; shootout in Watertown; one suspect dies, other escapes
- Friday, April 19: Manhunt for surviving suspect as Boston area is put on lockdown
- Friday evening, April 19: Lockdown lifted; suspect is located and captured in Watertown
- Monday, April 22: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using a weapon of mass destruction
- Wednesday, May 1: Three college friends of Dzhokhar accused of disposing of backpack
- More Coverage: Boston Marathon Bombings