On the Radio

I had the opportunity to talk about CNN’s misreporting of an arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing on CBS Radio’s Overnight America with Jon Grayson (listen). I try to highlight the dangers of making mistakes on air now with Twitter ready to pounce on and amplify such sloppiness. It also gets to the danger of vouching for unnamed sources–reporters and their outlets are caught when officials and other news outlets go against what sources say, leaving the original reporter with only the defense that their source is well-placed and sticking to his or her story. It’s precarious and, as I think it was for CNN, damaging.

About Matt Carlson

Associate Professor of Communication Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication University of Minnesota
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