Recently in On the Media Podcast
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.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Misinformation in the fog of war, the past present and future of Libyan media, Teddy Roosevelt's reading habits, and musicians fight to regain copyrights.
Friday, August 19, 2011
The media's coverage of political gaffes, Amazon's foray into publishing, and when authorities restrict access to social media.
Friday, August 12, 2011
This week, we look into the monolithic impact Google has on our lives for better and for worse.
Friday, August 05, 2011
A special, live broadcast of On the Media. Brooke, Bob, Ethan Zuckerman and other guests on the question: will the internet deliver us or destroy us?
Friday, July 29, 2011
Fact checking the debt ceiling showdown, a journalist's analysis of the alleged Oslo gunman's manifesto, literally burying a story in China
Friday, July 22, 2011
Is the public - and the media - getting bored of the Murdoch News of the World scandal? Were they ever interested to begin with? Plus the history of pie throwing as political statement, the relative ease of hacking a cell phone, and the 100th birthday of Marshall McLuhan.
Friday, July 15, 2011
This week we explore the 'debt ceiling', internet self-regulation and tabloids - both now and in the 1970's.