Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Most Americans Fear ISIS

Friday, September 19, 2014

Americans across the political spectrum are supporting Obama's military campaign against ISIS. What explains this striking unanimity in public opinion? 

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The Obit Beat

Friday, September 12, 2014

There’s a saying from the early days of newspapers that goes “everyone gets to be in the paper twice: when they’re born, and when they die.”

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The Labor Beat

Friday, September 12, 2014

As the power of the unions declined, so did the number of labor reporters covering them.

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The History of Beats

Friday, September 12, 2014

You’d think that beat reporting has been fundamental to journalism since the birth of the business. But beats didn’t really take off until a little over a century ago.

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Brooke and Bob on the Decline of Beat Reporting

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bob remembers the best story he got while working the crime beat for a small newspaper in Pennsylvania.

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Carl Kasell Tells All

Friday, September 05, 2014

Carl Kasell retired back in May after more than 60 years in radio. Brooke sat down with Carl recently to commemorate his distinguished public radio career.

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The Anatomy of Six Shootings

Friday, August 22, 2014

Brooke considers the pattern of the media's response to the killing of young unarmed African-Americans since the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

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Live Coverage's Impact on the Ground

Friday, August 22, 2014

Brooke speaks to Brian Thouvenot, the News Director for Ferguson, Missouri's  KMOV-TV, about whether too much live coverage will lead to more violence on the ground.

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James Foley and the #ISISmediaBlackout

Friday, August 22, 2014

The hashtag #ISISmediablackout emerged organically, just hours after the news of American journalist James Foley's execution at the hands of the Islamic State. 

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The Media Came to Town

Friday, August 22, 2014

How the tidal wave of media coverage in Ferguson, Missouri is impacting locals. 

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The Global View of Ferguson

Friday, August 22, 2014

International coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown and the aftermath reveals a lot about how America is seen around the world.

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Gavel to Gavel

Friday, August 15, 2014

Jeremiah Zagar, director of the documentary "Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart," speaks with Brooke about the role the media played in first trial to be covered gavel-to gavel. 

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Islamic State Imagery

Friday, August 15, 2014

Most of what we’ve seen of the Islamic State comes filtered through its own well-oiled media machine. Sebastian Meyer tells us about the images the I.S. wants us to see.

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The View from "Fergustan"

Friday, August 15, 2014

Since the death of Michael Brown by on Saturday, all eyes have been on the protests being held in Ferguson, Missouri. Brooke talks with Trymaine Lee from Ferguson. 

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Our Universal Robots

Friday, August 08, 2014

The word 'robot' first appeared in 1920 in Karel Čapek's play, Rossum's Universal Robots. Since then, intelligent machines have starred countless times in novels and films. Brooke talks with professor Jay P. Telotte about the ways our fears and fascinations with robots are reflected in culture. 

Music: Calexico - Attack El Robot! Attack! Special thanks to @bartona104 (Julia Barton) for the suggestion on Twitter!

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Engineering Intelligence

Friday, August 08, 2014

Despite the technological leaps made in the realm of artificial intelligence, people often object to the idea that the minds of machines can ever replicate the minds of humans. But for engineers, the proof is in the processing. Brooke talks with Stanford lecturer and entrepreneur Jerry Kaplan about how the people who make robots view the field of AI. 

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Robot Humor

Friday, August 08, 2014

We often think of robots as tools to make our lives easier. But what if they could also make our lives funnier?

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Google's Robot Brigade

Friday, August 08, 2014

Google has scooped up more than a half dozen robot companies, but they are keeping mum about why they're acquiring these technologies.

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I Want My Slow TV!

Friday, August 01, 2014

Who needs “Duck Dynasty” or “Real Housewives” when you can watch a log burn for eight hours? A Norwegian network is taking reality TV to the next level by airing really calming stuff for long periods of time, like five continuous days of a ferry ride. 

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The Breaking News Consumer's Handbook

Friday, August 01, 2014

In September of 2013 we created a list of best practices that will help you, the media consumer, weed out bad information reported by the media in the wake of mass shootings. Why? Because the news after such events is invariably wrong in key respects.

You can see our print version of the Breaking News Consumer's Handbook by following this link, or you can print it out as a PDF the next time there's a breaking news event.

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