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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.


This program aired on April 20, 2013.

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Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.

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Deborah Becker Twitter Host/Reporter
Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.

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