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Helpful tools journalists can use to monitor Asiana Airlines crash

When news broke that an Asiana 777 airliner crashed at San Francisco's airport Saturday, I used some remarkable tools to start nailing down what happened and what would happen next. Here's an overview of some of them. Live ATC LIVE ATC, a site that records and monitors Air Traffic Control towers, posted the audio of the last transmissions from … Read More

Oklahoma governor thanks media for tornado coverage

Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin thanked her state's media Tuesday for saving lives with early storm warnings and non-stop coverage of the recovery efforts. "I just want to thank the media for all that you've done to help our community get information that's critical at a time like this," Fallin said in a press conference. "So thank you so much for … Read More

Covering what comes next in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions

In the days ahead, journalists will need to be excellent as they cover the aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions, which have injured more than 100 people and left three dead. Here are some ingredients of excellence, along with related tips. Clearly tell the public what you know and what you do not know. With a story like this … Read More