Boston Now's deadline issues

The Minneapolis bridge collapse was on the front page of today's Globe, Herald, Times, and Boston Metro. It's also the top story on every national-news outlet--which made Boston Now's failure to write anything about the event especially striking. For the record, here's today's Boston Now's cover; it'd be a good front page on most days, but not this one:

In light of today's ommission, editor John Wilpers says, B-Now will be making some big changes.

"It was a deadline issue--we have an early 7:30 pm deadline," Wilpers explains. "We are now going to replate both the front page and the nation page. What we're going to be doing in the future is monitoring the news through the evening, up until about 11, so if something like this happens we can actually change the pages from home-put up the story, put up photos, change the front page.... This won't happen again."

Nor should it. Ceding huge late-breaking stories to Metro is no way to win a newspaper war.
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