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Crisis Coverage In Real Time.

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Last week’s bombing and the search for the bombers kept many of us glued to the news, with constant updates on TV, radio, news web pages, and social media . But with all this immediacy comes split-second mistakes that seem to reverberate exponentially, leading some media watchers to call this the Age of Retraction. But others say such errors are nothing new, and there are definite pluses to this proliferation of information.


  • Paul Farhi - Washington Post reporter and writes frequently about the media for the Post and the American Journalism Review.
  • Adam Schwiegert,-Director of Technology with the Investigative News Network where he is responsible for leading all of the organization’s technology-related efforts.
  • Robert J. Thompson - Founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University, where he is also a Trustee Professor of Television and Popular Culture at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications..

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