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Media, Take Note: ‘The Race To Be First Often Results In The Race To Be Wrong’

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.

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