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Boston Marathon bombing underscores need for thorough, responsible coverage of tragic breaking news

     Boylston Street in Boston after the bombing. Source: John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe Sports Read more »

Daily News Digest: Front pages & stories behind the stories highlight tragedy in Boston

April 16 cover of The Sun Chronicle. Poynter via the Newseum.
  • Front pages & stories behind the stories highlight tragedy in Boston [Poynter]

Don't be fooled: Five tips to check information on Twitter

There is no lack of stories about false or misleading material that comes out of the rush to publish information shared on social networks. In one recent case, the Brazilian sports journalists Farid Germano Filho of Pampa announced on Twitter that Argentine footballer Enrico Cabrito signed with the Brazilian Grêmio soccer club. Hours later, it was revealed that the athlete had been made up by netizens and Germano Filho's social media account had been hacked. Read more »

After threats from organized crime, citizen journalist's social media accounts in Mexico go dark without explanation

Update, April 3: The Facebook page Responsabilidad por Tamaulipas, a group that claims affiliation with the curator of the Valor por Tamaulipas social media accounts, posted a statement on Monday, April 1, announcing that the feeds would be temporarily suspended. Read more »

New wave of threats targets Venezuelan journalists, media workers

Several Venezuelan cartoonists, journalists, writers and artists have been the target of a series of threats through Twitter, telephone and text messages, according to news portal Noticias 24. Read more »

#Twitter7: Reflections on Twitter's role in the media

TwitterTwitter might just be the most influential seven-year-old in the world. On Thursday, March 21, the micro-blogging service celebrated its “birthday” seven years after Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet. Read more »

Ecuadorian NGO protests “arbitrary” closing of Twitter account

​The Andean Foundation for Social Observation and Media Studies, Fundamedios, said that its Twitter account had been suspended for six days “without warning and without explanation.” Although the account has already been reactivated, Read more »

Mexican newspaper denounces use of social media to harass journalists by governor's office

A Mexican newspaper in the state of San Luis Potosí revealed an audio recording that supposedly catches the governor's spokesman telling his staff to create anonymous social media profiles to dispute inconvenient information, according to the newspaper Pulso de San Luis. Read more »

Criminals offer reward for information identifying a social media user who reports on violence in Mexico

A Mexican criminal organization is offering a reward for information about the administrator of a Facebook page and Twitter account, who over the last year has been reporting on violent crime in the state of Tamaulipas, one of the areas most affected by the country’s drug war, according to the magazine Proceso. Read more »


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