A Reading Guide to What’s Going on in Boston
As the hunt for suspects in the Boston bombings continues, we’ve pulled together some of the best reporting so far and who to follow for breaking news.
Update (4/20): Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken into custody last night. See the Boston Globe for the full story here.
Boston is on lockdown as the hunt for suspects in Monday’s Boston marathon bombing is ongoing.
Waking up to the news this morning was being thrown into a sea of breaking updates, emergency warnings, and more than one conspiracy theory. To help you catch up, we’ve pulled together some of the best reporting so far, and who to follow for breaking news:
Full Coverage: 1 Marathon Bombing Suspect Dead, Other Suspect At Large, WBUR (Boston’s NPR affiliate)
Live blog: Bombings at the Boston Marathon, Boston Globe
Amid lots of misreporting from major media outlets, Pete Williams and the NBC News team have been consistently reliable on separating fact from fiction.
Background on the brothers:
Counterterror officials say the emerging portrait suggests the brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev slipped into Islamic extremism under the influence of Internet propaganda.
A Look at Brothers Suspected in the Boston Bombing, Wall Street Journal
The Journal has one of the more comprehensive profiles so far of the two brothers suspected to be behind the bombings.
What happened last night:
A detailed rundown of everything that happened between the shooting of an MIT police officer, and the lockdown.
Boston Bomb Victim in Photo Helped Identify Suspects, Bloomberg News
“Minutes before the bombs blew up in Boston, Jeff Bauman looked into the eyes of the man who tried to kill him.” How one victim of Monday’s explosion pointed police toward the brothers police are now on the hunt for.
Updates on the Hunt for the Boston Bombing Suspects, The New York Times
The New York Times has mapped where last night’s events occurred.
Map: Boston Area, Wall Street Journal
The Journal lays out which parts of Boston and surrounding towns are currently on lockdown.
Investigation into Boston Marathon Bombings, The Washington Post
Washington Post’s interactive maps the suspects’ likely path during the marathon, as well as the sites of last night’s events.
Eerie Photos Of Boston Looking Like A Ghost Town, Business Insider
For the latest:
Watertown: A public Twitter list of reporters on the scene to follow, as they cover the hunt in Watertown, outside Boston.
@fstockman: Farah Stockman, veteran foreign correspondent and now editorial writer for the Globe, lives a block away from one of brothers.
@davabel: David Abel, Boston Globe reporter
@paulsonne: Paul Sonne, Moscow correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. He’s been tweeting about the Tsarnaev brothers’ roots in Russia.
@katiezez: Katie Zezima, AP correspondent
Did we miss any key resources? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter.
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