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Telegraph Hackers, Naked Statues, and More

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. 

Disclosing Political Ad Buys, Gambling Online and More

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.

Last Year's Errors, Next Year's Predictions and More

Friday, December 30, 2011

Major media errors of 2011, predictions for the media in 2012 and comment sections online.

Egyptian Military Brutality, misleading political polls and more

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.

Texting While Driving, Space Madness and More

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.

Fox News Gets Tough on Candidates and More

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.

Revenge Porn, Cyber Warfare and More

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.

The SuperCommittee, scandals and more

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.

Covering the NBA Lockout and More

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.

Murdochs in the Hot Seat and More

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.)

Journalists Holding Signs and More

Friday, November 04, 2011

The rise of SuperPacs, trying to take down the adult section of and a former WNYC freelancer discusses her dismissal after participating in Occupy Wall Street.

NPR Controversy , TV News and More

Friday, October 28, 2011

Another NPR controversy, covering the Iraq withdrawal and the latest in TV news.

Occupy Everything and More

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.

The Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street and More

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.

Occupy Wall Street and More

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.

On the Media: September 30, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

The "Irvine 11" conviction, Rick Santorum's Google problem, and gaming as a real-life problem solving tool.

On the Media: September 23, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's hack week! Discussing the meaning of the word "hacker," the broad use of an anti-hacking law, and the Internet's volunteer anti-hacker task force. Also, the resignation of Al Jazeera Director General Wadah Khanfar.

On the Media: September 16, 2011

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.

On the Media: September 9, 2011

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.

On the Media: September 2, 2011

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.