Media and Bloggers Assess Mine-Rescue Coverage

by Scott Baradell | PR and Pop Culture

Media and Bloggers Assess Mine-Rescue Coverage

Here’s a sampling of reporting and opinion on the news media’s mine-rescue coverage, which was obviously disappointing. As Jeff Jarvis of BuzzMachine put it:

The next time I hear someone being haughty about professional news vs. citizen’s news, I’ll remind them of the West Virginia tragedy, where news traveled ahead of the facts, where everyone was horribly wrong.

  • Editors Defend or Explain False Mine Rescue Stories (Editor & Publisher)
  • Short-lived hope carried in newspapers (Shreveport Times)
  • Dewey Defeats Truman (Holmes Report Blog)
  • Media Report Miracle Mine Rescue — Then Carry the Tragic Truth (Editor & Publisher)
  • Tragic error (BuzzMachine)

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