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Obama's Historic Statement, the False Statistic on "Boomerang" Kids, and More

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.

Political Misdirection, A Raid on Palestinian TV, and More

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.

The Ongoing Impact of Kony 2012, Fact Checking Gossip and More

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.

Publishing: Adapt or Die

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.

Reporting in North Korea, Open Season for Political Scandals, and More

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.

Obama's Lesson for the Media, the First Cell Phone Call, and More

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.

Obamacare at the Supreme Court, Speculating about Trayvon Martin, and More

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.

Trayvon Martin, Divorcing Google, and More

Friday, March 23, 2012

Trayvon Martin, a man who divorced Google, and social networking from beyond the grave.  

Kony 2012 Backlash, Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads, and More

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.

Tracking Pundit Predictions, Correcting Wikipedia, and More

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.

Rocking the Vote in Iran, Faking Sounds of Violence in Movies, and More

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.

Reporting from Syria, the lifespan of a fact, and More

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.

Linsanity, Why Adele makes us cry, and more

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.

Graphic videos from Syria, covering the political horse race, and more

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.

The Facebook Show

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

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Supreme Court Justices at the State of the Union Address, Internet as Human Right, and more

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.

Online Piracy, Superpacs and More

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. 

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.