The Boston Marathon bombings and Watertown manhunt challenged real-time reporting and the people who produce live coverage. Between the trauma, mixed reports, faulty tweets, photos rushed to publication and people rushing to find loved ones – how did they discern what's right? And how did they make that decision when mere seconds separated them from their competition? This week's chat brings's Adrienne Lavidor-Berman, WCVB's Neil Ungerleider and the Toronto Star's Lesley Ciarula Taylor together to discuss how they covered the tragedy in real-time – what they'd do again, what they'd change and what they learned.


Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.