Local TV stations in Boston have done a "heroic and tremendous job" covering the events that began when the FBI released photographs of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, writes Justin Peters of the Columbia Journalism Review. As the story shifted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus, where a police officer was killed, and then to a shootout in the suburb of Watertown, local stations delivered "compelling footage and careful reporting," Peters writes. "... Their work is a model for everything local news can be, and it deserves every laurel that we have to give."

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