Members of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists felt the shock, anger and sadness from the attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. Two bombs exploded within seconds of each other at 2:50 p.m. EDT near the Boylston Street finish line, killing three people and injuring at least 170, The Boston Globe reports.
A number wrote columns and blog posts on it.
This list will be updated. Please check back for more essays. If you’re an NSNC member and have opined about the tragedy, ramifications or other aspects, send the Web link of your blog post or column to our Contact Form or submit as a comment, below.
Following are selected commentaries and reflections from NSNC members and friends of the society.
- Amy Abbott, The Broad Side, “Six Degrees of Separation from Daily Violence“
- Greg Abreu, FilAm Star, San Francisco, “Please Don’t Come to Boston“
- John Avlon, The Daily Beast, “A Time for Resilience,” The Telegraph, London, “Hell Week in Boston Shows How 9/11 Taught Resilience“
- Rob Azevedo, The Citizen of Laconia, N.H., “Granite State of Mind: Note of Inspiration from My Father in Heaven“
- Brian Cormier, Moncton (Canada) Times & Transcript, “Nightmare in Boston Brings Terrorism Closer to Home,” “Boston Bombings Bring Out Best, Worst in Social Media,” “Motives of Narathon Bombers Remain Tragic Puzzle“
- Kevin Cullen, The Boston Globe, “Answering the Call, In All Its Poignant Horror,” Cullin’s archive page
- Sharon Dillon, Energy Writer, “Thoughts to Ponder April 17, 2013“
- Ray Hanania, Saudi Gazette, “Boston Bombing Brings out Arab, Muslim Failings“
- Rick Horowitz, Huffington Post, “Lost in Boston’s Carnage“
- Derrick Z. Jackson, The Boston Globe, “Runners and Supporters Share a Bond of Trust“
- Terry Marrotta, Exit Only, “Times Like These,” “The Anguish, Again“
- Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, “Using Decency to Reduce the Meanness of Our World“
- Ben S. Pollock, Brick: Muse on News, “Running Down Pressure Cookers“
- Cappy Hall Rearick, Simply Cappy, “It’s Personal“
- John Reilly, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass., “The Boston Marathon Belongs to Us“
- Shari Stauch, Where Writers Win, “Even Bloggers Need to Practice Good Journalism“
- Bill Tammeus, Faith Matters, “Responding to Boston’s Bombs,” “Easy Thoughts and Prayers,” “What Radicalizes People of Faith“