Recently in On the Media Podcast
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.
Friday, December 23, 2011
The Egyptian military's brutal turn on protesters, the usefulness of private versus public political polls and the process of developing apps for mobile devices.
Friday, December 16, 2011
A proposed ban on texting while driving, morning show payola, the state of the art of fact checking, the role of journalists at the end of the world, and the pop-culture myth of space madness.
Friday, December 09, 2011
The upside of debates, government seizure of domain names, a free speech loophole in Malaysia, and a Cambodian journalist spends 10 years as a one man truth and reconciliation commission.
Friday, December 02, 2011
Posting nude picture of others online for revenge, a former News of the World reporter exposes underhanded tabloid techniques, and the real threat of cyber warfare.
Friday, November 25, 2011
The failure of the Supercommittee, how our biases blind us to obvious economic truths, and a collection of our favorite stories about scandals.
Friday, November 18, 2011
The challenges faced by sports journalists covering the NBA lockout, a new attitude in the Middle East against regimes killing their own people and the story of a joke Facebook game that became more popular than its designer ever imagined.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The firing of Joe Paterno, the morally hazardous world of monetized hyperlinks, surveilling yourself so the FBI won't have to, and the media's preoccupation with dissociative identity disorder (AKA multiple personality disorder.)
Friday, November 04, 2011
The rise of SuperPacs, trying to take down the adult section of Backpage.com and a former WNYC freelancer discusses her dismissal after participating in Occupy Wall Street.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Another NPR controversy, covering the Iraq withdrawal and the latest in TV news.
Friday, October 21, 2011
The Occupy protests go global, the shifting meaning of the word "occupy," and Bob Garfield reports from South Africa on its state-run media, and the world of South African political satire.
Friday, October 14, 2011
The Tea Party attempts to vilify Occupy Wall Street, the Mormon church launches a PR campaign, swearing on TV as a comedic device, radical literature for children.
Friday, October 07, 2011
Paying attention to Occupy Wall Street, jumping the gun on reporting the Amanda Knox verdict, and a look back at Steve Jobs and Apple's iconic advertising.
Friday, September 30, 2011
The "Irvine 11" conviction, Rick Santorum's Google problem, and gaming as a real-life problem solving tool.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Reporters making predictions about the 2012 election, the advantage of late night legal advertisements and escaping wi-fi in a remote West Virginia town.
Friday, September 09, 2011
Ten years after 9/11, a look at the state of American civil liberties, growing up after the attack, and the evolution of 9/11 humor.
Friday, September 02, 2011
How the government handles information that's in the public domain but remains classified, the increasing frequency of scientific paper retractions, measuring the hype around hurricane Irene.