It’s pretty crazy to think that a week ago today, the Boston Marathon bombing had just happened and everything that unfolded in the subsequent week had yet to happen. Here’s an excellent photo/audio interactive of 19 people who were at the finish line when the bomb went off: A Moment from the Boston Marathon
And the latest on suspect number two, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: He has been charged with “using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction,” which could lead to the death penalty. Read this Guardian article for more info.
More: What’s the deal with Tsarnaey’s Miranda Right’s (or lack thereof)? How the Media Have Misunderstood Dzhokhar Tsarnaey’s Miranda Rights
The media has misunderstood a lot this past week. NYT columnist Dave Carr on CNN’s reporting missteps and TV reporting in general. The Pressure to be the TV News Leader Tarnishes a Big Brand
Last Boston-related thing, I promise. It’s hard not to get sucked in and want to absorb every little piece of information/news. This NYT editorial with a great lede: “Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina apparently has a thermal-imaging device for detecting the motivation of the man arrested on suspicion of bombing the Boston Marathon.” How to Handle a Terrorism Case
An interesting, somewhat critical take on Coachella 2013. The music goes on, but for what purpose
If you haven’t read anything about the Audrie Pott case (high school girl from Saratoga who killed herself after being sexually assaulted by four peers who also sent photos of the assault to multiple people), this is a good read. Cruelty gone viral – cyberbullying’s toll