Boston Bombing

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The Future of Surveillance

Friday, April 26, 2013

Surveillance camera images of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev catalyzed not only the manhunt which caught them, but calls for more surveillance cameras around the country. It’s worth remembering that, right now, video surveillance is a blunt tool. Bob speaks with Christoph Bregler, an NYU computer science professor, about the ways that surveillance will soon be much more effective.

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Framing the Boston Bombing

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Boston bombing has become a Rorschach blot for the media, who have tied it to everything from immigration to welfare to national security. Bob talks to The Daily Beast's Peter Beinart about the media and the culture's desire to impose meaning on tragedy.

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Twitter Coverage Through The Night

Friday, April 19, 2013

As a manhunt for the Boston bombing suspects unfolded in the wee hours of Friday morning, Twitter was the place to be for coverage. Brooke speaks with OTM producer Alex Goldman, who captained the late (really late) night Twitter coverage for On the Media.

 

Implode - Bottom Of A Well

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Listener Reaction To the Boston Bombing Coverage

Friday, April 19, 2013

Earlier in the week, we asked our listeners to let us know what they thought of the coverage they were seeing. We got many thoughtful responses on our blog. In an interview recorded Thursday, listeners Alexander Hoffman, Kat Danielsen, and Roland Dumas talk with Brooke about their experience of the Boston bombing coverage.

 

William Tyler - Country of Illusion

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What Do You Broadcast When There's Nothing to Say?

Friday, April 19, 2013

After the initial surge of news on Monday, we hit a news lull, so many outlets filled their air with recycled video, speculation, sorrow on the scene, pundits, consultants and blather. We asked the best call-in host we know, WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, what you're supposed to say on-air when there isn't new information but people still want to tune in. 

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Brooke on the Bombing Coverage

Friday, April 19, 2013

Though the Boston Marathon bombing happened less than a week ago, the coverage has already had a month's worth of twists and turns. Brooke reviews the sometimes-unsteady media coverage of recent developments in the case.

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On the Media: Coverage of Boston, Undercovered Reporting and More

Friday, April 19, 2013

Brooke examines the twists and turns of the marathon bombing coverage, listeners tell OTM what they want to hear from the media when there's no new information during a crisis, and what it's like to tweet the news cycle in the wee small hours of the morning.