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Every year in mid April Boston Massachusetts holds its legendary marathon The Boston Marathon is considered to be quite a challenge not only to sign up for it but also to actually run the 262 miles required to complete the race On April 152013 runners from all over the world gathered in Boston to test their endurance This years marathon would end a little differently than previous years At 256pm almost 5 hours after the first wave of elite runners started two separate bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon From that moment on the news media radio and social networks blew up with information about this act of terror Facebook Twitter and other social media became some of the first sources of information For this essay I took a look at five separate news articles written over a 24 hours time span I look at how accurate the news actually is and I point out where they made mistakes and where they were all spot onBefore examining these articles I first had to decide on criteria to judge them on There are many different pieces of a news article that must be present for an article to be considered accurate In order to be fair and get a good idea of which article was most accurate I used the Deconstructive Guide2008pg99 written by H Schneider and P Schreiber The first article I looked at Boston bomb blasts kill 3 injure 130 was published The Spokesman Review on April 152013 It was written by a host of reporters around the world and consists of an initial story followed by a timeline of the Boston Marathon Bombings The story covered what information was readily available but because of the speed used to get the article out a few mistakes were made For example the initial article stated that there were 2 people killed and around 22 injured Later it was found
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