Living in the area, I'm under the impression that people who don't live in the area and (understandably) may not have been watching local coverage pretty much every minute anything was being covered (between Monday and yesterday) are missing a lot of the details that we, in the Boston area, were aware of as the minutes between Monday and yesterday unfolded.
I only watched two of our local stations over the last several days, and I'm incredibly impressed by, and appreciative of, their coverage. So many of those people with local stations have grown up in, and live, in this area; so they weren't just aiming to tell their own community what was going on, but they had to be thinking about their own families/friends etc. at the same time.
They were getting minute by minute information interrupting them as they kept trying to report whatever up-to-the-second info they had been given a few seconds/minutes before. They had to keep things THAT up-to-the-second because people in the neighborhoods most involved were in the homes and getting their information from those local news people.
It was a whole different ballgame for national and/or international media. How any of them handled it, I don't know because (as I said) I only watched what I needed to watch as the whole situation was going on.