Boston Globe gathers people touched by bombing at marathon finish line

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"Nobody wanted to leave," the Globe writes about a photo shoot that gathered "survivors, police, firefighters, EMTs, doctors, nurses, runners, political figures, store owners, the Boston Athletic Association, Red Sox and Bruins players" for a photo -- with an interactive presentation -- at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

A year ago today, two bombs went off at the finish line. The Globe won a Pulitzer Prize Monday for its breaking news coverage of the bombings and the manhunt that followed -- "Nobody in this room wanted to cover this story, and we hope nothing like this ever occurs again on our watch," Globe Editor Brian McGrory told the newsroom.

The Globe-produced film "5 Runners," about the people who crossed the finish line as the first bomb went off, played on NESN Monday night and is available on the Globe's website today. Globe arts reporter Geoff Edgers told Poynter about the thinking behind the film, which took months to produce: "there’s an expectation for us to solve this complicated problem with readership," he said. "We have to be relevant and we maybe have to do things we haven’t done before.”

The New York Times writes about bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's life in a federal prison hospital in Massachusetts:

He cannot mingle, speak or pray with other prisoners. His only visitors are his legal team, a mental health consultant and his immediate family, who apparently have seen him only rarely.

He may write only one letter — three pages, double-sided — and place one telephone call each week, and only to his family. If he reads newspapers and magazines, they have been stripped of classified ads and letters to the editor, which the government deems potential vehicles for coded messages. He watches no television, listens to no radio. He ventures outside infrequently, and only to a single small open space.

Here are some Boston front pages from Tuesday, courtesy the Newseum.

Related: One year later, SI will shoot next cover at Boston Marathon finish line

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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