Thursday, 27 July 2017

MEN's arena coverage: A journalism masterclass

Two months ago, a bomb went off at Manchester Arena killing 22 and injuring 250 innocent concert-goers. The Manchester Evening News found itself at the heart of the biggest story a regional newspaper had covered since social media and digital publishing became standard tools. How it reacted and its subsequent coverage turned out to be a masterclass for editors and journalists should, God forbid, they are ever faced with a story of such magnitude. In the aftermath I spoke to editor Rob Irvine about the paper's coverage and the lessons learned. You can read the full article in InPublishing magazine here.  

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