At the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, the president took a break from the jokes to remember the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings, and offered praise to The Boston Globe and Boston.com for its coverage of the tragedy.
"If anyone wonders, for example, whether newspapers are a thing of the past, all you needed to do was pick up or log on to papers like The Boston Globe," the president said. "When their communities and the wider world needed them most, they were there, making sense of events that might at first blush seem beyond our comprehension. And that's what great journalism is, and that's what great journalists do."
He also gave a Boston-based compliment to NBC News correspondent Pete Williams, saying that Williams' new nickname is "Big Papi."