BuzzFeed: We should have sent a reporter to Newtown

images* BuzzFeed on its “confused coverage” of the Sandy Hook school massacre: “In what was probably our biggest mistake, we now wish we had sent a reporter to Newtown instantly, which might have allowed us to close the loop between our online reporting and the original police sources.” (buzzfeed.com)
* AP TV reporter Frazier Moore on his news outlet’s errors: “When key elements of the story changed, the AP issued two advisories — one to correct that Adam Lanza, not his brother, was the gunman, and another that called into question the original report that Lanza’s mother taught at the school. (news.yahoo.com)
* Mathew Ingram is forgiving: “I think this is just the way the news works now, and we had better get used to it.” (gigaom.com)

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