Later the same day...
January 28, 1986
Television and radio news carry stories throughout the day.
|Broadcast News Characteristics|
|TIMELINESS:||Provides the most up-to-date information available. Usually carries live reports from "on-the-scene" with little time for analysis.|
|CONTENT:||May include interviews with people involved or eyewitnesses to the event|
|TYPE OF SOURCE:||Primary|
The Challenger accident took place before the development of the World Wide Web. Today, news Web sites would also carry the story, updating information as quickly as it becomes available.