Media and Miners

The National Journal’s Blogometer as an insight on how the blogs covered the West Virginia tragedy differently from print media:

The story’s unwelcome change in direction highlights the medium’s advantage over the print press — the blogosphere was able to correct its reportage much faster than the newspapers, some of whose first editions carried the false reports of their rescue. In this case, the blogs were similar to the news cablers in helping spread those false reports, before changing direction.

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