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Turning to Twitter for a shot of the game winning basket

Headline: Cliff's half-court game winner leads WL Northern to miracle win over Harrison
Outlet: Oakland Press
Journalist: Dan Fenner

Oakland Press sports reporter Dan Fenner had just captured a dramatic, fourth-quarter comeback by Farmington Hills Harrison High School on video. With the high school basketball game apparently over, he turned his camera off — just in time to miss a Walled Lake Northern High School student sink a buzzer-beating three-point shot to win the game.

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Diva’s death covered by southern California newsrooms

Headline: Jenni Rivera memorial service
Outlet: Los Angeles Daily News
Journalist: Staff

When Latin singer and Long Beach native Jenni Rivera died in a December plane crash, reporters and editors at the Los Angeles Daily News and Long Beach Press-Telegraph were ready for the intense task ahead of them. The California newsrooms did a great job of breaking the news of her death and memorializing the legacy of the 43-year-old Rivera, who sold more than 15 million albums in the U.S. and Mexico during her career. The work of the reporters and editors in covering the public grieving of her fans was comprehensive, tasteful and worthy of a DFMie

More than 6,000 fans came out to remember Rivera at a public memorial service, but for the thousands of other fans across the U.S. and the rest of the Spanish-speaking world, the Daily News provided respectful moment-by-moment coverage in the form of a thorough liveblog of the event. Journalists interviewed fans, captured social media reactions and posted photos and videos from the emotional tribute to “La Diva de la Banda.”