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Media Coverage of Boston Marathon Bombings

10 am Tuesday, April 30, on WILL-AM's Focus with guest Bob Garfield of On the Media.

Rescue personnel in aftermath of Boston Marathon bombings

Aftermath of Boston Marathon bombings Wikimedia Commons

Lots of things about the Tsarnaev brothers are coming to light, but as more facts about them and why they allegedly planted bombs at one of the largest U.S. marathons, what role do the media play?We’ll talk with Bob Garfield, co-host of the public radio program On the Media about journalistic ethics and when personal facts about someone’s life like race, ethnicity and religion should matter to a story. We’ll also talk about accuracy and some problems new media created in misidentifying the alleged bombers’ identities.