Recently in On the Media Podcast
Friday, May 11, 2012
The low-key Republican response to Obama's historic statement, the false statistic about grown kids moving back in with their parents, and the AP holds back from reporting a story at the request of the government.
Friday, May 04, 2012
The White House's attempt to distract us from bad economic news, a new FCC disclosure rule that may be meaningless, and a fight over broadcast frequencies in the Middle East.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Debating Kony 2012's impact, teaching journalists safety in combat zones, fact checking gossip, and an formula to predict celebrity breakups.
Friday, April 20, 2012
On the Media's annual look at the publishing industry, 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, April 13, 2012
The trickiness of reporting on North Korea, the beginning of the political scandal season, and the media myth of failing schools.
Friday, April 06, 2012
Misconceptions about the link between gas prices and the presidency, President Obama criticizes the media for false balance, and the anniversary of the first cell phone call.
Friday, March 30, 2012
The mainstreaming of the constitutional argument against Obamacare, speculating about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, and controversial programming at the National Geographic Channel.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Trayvon Martin, a man who divorced Google, and social networking from beyond the grave.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Assessing the viral Kony 2012 campaign, new legislation in Mexico that makes attacks on journalists a federal offense, and using graphic imagery to discourage smoking.
Friday, March 09, 2012
Holding pundits accountable for their predictions, a professor's attempt to correct a fact on Wikipedia and pulling advertisements after controversy.
Friday, March 02, 2012
The Iranian government's push to get voters to the polls, a transparency grenade that explodes information onto the internet, and faking sounds of violence in movies.
Friday, February 24, 2012
The perils of reporting from Syria, the familiar drum beat of war in Iran, fact-checking and the nature of truth, and how hollywood can't produce a realistic newscast.
Friday, February 17, 2012
The media's fascination with Jeremy Lin, challenging the status quo on Russian television, and the science behind the songs that make us cry.
Friday, February 10, 2012
To Tweet or not to Tweet graphic videos out of Syria, the seduction of covering the political horse race, and virtual pacifism in video games.
Friday, February 03, 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."
Max Richter - Berlin by Overnight
Max Richter - Cascade NW by W
Friday, January 27, 2012
The strange tradition of Supreme Court Justices attending Presidential State of the Union Addresses, the future of warantless GPS tracking, and exploring the question of internet as a human right.
Friday, January 20, 2012
The amazing story of the Megaupload take down, Italy's National Order of Journalists, and a man searches in vain for data produced by his own heart.
Friday, January 13, 2012
A look back at a hacker from 1903, a story about Mitt Romney's dog that won't go away, and Supreme Court Justices looking at naked statues.
Friday, January 06, 2012
The benefit and burden of disclosing political ad buys online, new rules for internet gambling and using laugh tracks on TV.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Major media errors of 2011, predictions for the media in 2012 and comment sections online.