One day after the US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, @JoshFialkoff (online marketing consultant Josh Fialkoff) asked for my take on a Hollywood Reporter article about mainstream media’s coverage of the news.
I was working while the events unfolded, so I didn’t witness the coverage. I saw the Hudson meme growing on Twitscoop, but didn’t click. The first shot I saw of the sinking plane actually came from mainstream media. CNN was on the TV in the break room when I went to grab my lunch.
A slow response would have been quite embarassing for CBS News, whose headquarters are located “three blocks from the crash site,” according to the Reuters-distributed article.
Actually a slow response would have been embarassing for more than a handful of traditional news organizations located near the Hudson.
Take a look at my map of the plane’s flight (straight blue lines) along with some mainstream media companies (red pushpins).
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Linked to from this post:
- New York news crews rush to cover miracle rescue, article by Paul J. Gough
- Hudson crash, lifestreamed by storytlr, blog post by me
- US Air flight 1549 flight plotted on Google Maps, blog post by “Allen”
- @JoshFialkoff, Twitter account
- Josh Fialkoff, LinkedIn profile
- Tweet, a question by @JoshFialkoff
- Live Flight Track Log, by FlightAware