Recently in On the Media Podcast
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
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
Friday, September 14, 2012
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.
Friday, August 03, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Syrian rebels appealing to donors through videos online, extreme measures to protect Olympic sponsorships, and a self proclaimed media manipulator tells all.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The death of the Disclose Act in the Senate, journalists getting quote approval from presidential campaigns before publication, an app that identifies the organizations behind political ads using sound alone, and an online museum that preserves endangered sounds.
Friday, July 13, 2012
A website that lets you argue with a complete stranger about politics over the phone, how online books sellers can monitor you reading a book WHILE you read it, and Bob examines his practice of binge-watching TV shows.
Friday, July 06, 2012
Bob looks at why some news organizations find it more important to be first than to be right, the benefits and risks of storing information in the 'cloud,' and the secret to Buzzfeed's success. Also, the history of the TV pitchman.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Data. We’re awash in it, we make it, we save it, computers crunch it at an unprecedented rate. Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad talks with Brooke about how data inform us and can lead us astray.