Recently in On the Media Podcast
Friday, December 21, 2012
The surprising history of the gun control narrative, the media myths of past school shootings, and the problem when the media speculate on the mental health of shooters.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Criticism over "Zero Dark Thirty"'s portrayal of torture, John McAfee's ability to exploit the press' fascination with him, and the media errors of the past year.
Friday, December 07, 2012
The ethics of photographing human tragedy, studying the risk of a robot uprising, and one man's attempt to be the trendiest guy in New York.
Friday, November 30, 2012
A tragic case of mistaken identity, the conclusion of the Leveson Inquiry, and whistleblowers rejoice!
Friday, November 23, 2012
An update of On the Media's annual look at the publishing industry that originally aired in April, including fears of Amazon becoming a monopoly and the little publishing house standing up to it, a Pulitzer snub for fiction, and the problem of knock-off books.
Friday, November 16, 2012
How journalists were seduced by Petraeus, ten years of sunshine laws in Mexico, and the Israel Defense Forces blogging their assault on Gaza in real time.
Friday, November 09, 2012
The absurd exercise of covering China's election, redefining what it means to be 'online,' and an OTM report card on Obama's first four years.
Friday, November 02, 2012
Separating fact from fiction during Sandy, calling the presidential election in the final days of the campaign, and why Clark Kent is leaving The Daily Planet.
Friday, October 26, 2012
An Austrian man who got Facebook to give him everything they had on him, a writer whose rapist friended her on Facebook, the value of a "Like."
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Taliban's new war on journalists, ending political endorsements in newspapers, and the potential for the Red Bull Stratos jump to be more than a marketing stunt.
Friday, October 12, 2012
This week On the Media focuses on elections, including why voters make the decisions they do, and how campaigns try to influence them.
Friday, October 05, 2012
Breaking down David Blaine's latest publicity stunt, Nate Silver on predictions, and how the media got the "Muslim Rage" story all wrong.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Russia tries to broaden its definition of high treason, one journalist's quest to get the media to stop referring to immigrants as "illegal," and the upcoming presidential debates.
Friday, September 21, 2012
This week's show is dedicated to the search for truth. Or, in journalism terms, fact-checking.
Friday, September 14, 2012
This week, a full hour of highlights from our exploration of liberal bias and public media, which we conducted in March of 2011. Brooke talks to NPR listeners, pollsters, media watchers, and This American Life's Ira Glass in search of an answer to the question: does NPR have a liberal bias?
Friday, September 07, 2012
Covering the totally predictable conventions, why political journalists are tired of this campaign season, and a service that gauges the hostility of your emails.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Fact-checkers, and facts, become the targets of criticism, the reason why scammers tell you they're from Nigeria, and Florida's weirdness explained.
Friday, August 24, 2012
The end of politicians tailoring their messages based on audience, license plate tracking nationwide, and following up with the people communicating the Libyan revolution one year later.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Talking about Ayn Rand's influence on Paul Ryan and the political landscape at large, half-truths and outright lies in this season's political advertising, remembering Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown, and a website that tracks all the homicides in Washington D.C.
Friday, August 10, 2012
How one journalist lost his digital life to hackers, how worried you should be about Cyberwar, and the fascinating trial of punk band Pussy Riot in Russia.