Recently in On the Media Podcast
Saturday, March 30, 2002
Recent controversy over the Pulitzer Prizes, slate.com's Walter Shapiro on campaign finance reform, and a woman who writes letters to the editor of papers criticizing democrats...every night.
Saturday, March 23, 2002
A look at the catholic press- and how it covers the church it works for- as well analysis of sports clichés.
Saturday, March 16, 2002
This week on On the Media: state-run radio and newspaper employees from Rwanda stand trial for helping to incite genocide, and the financial troubles of a well-known Irish newspaper.
Saturday, March 09, 2002
Is there any truth to the axiom that 18-to-34 year olds are the most profitable age range to market to? That and The McLaughlin Group for kids this week on On the Media.
Saturday, March 02, 2002
Was Thomas Friedman acting as diplomat in his column by floating a peace plan? That, as well as FOX heading to England this week on On the Media.
Saturday, February 23, 2002
How pop culture combats anti-American sentiment in the Middle East, and remembering two journalists who died this past week: Daniel Pearl and Howard K. Smith.
Saturday, February 16, 2002
The stir caused by the phrase "axis of evil", and the outrage scientists are expressing over misuse of their work by the media.
Saturday, February 09, 2002
How the government is using CNN as evidence against John Walker Lindh, and Charlie Pierce labels the pundits.
Saturday, January 26, 2002
This week: copyright law on the internet, how Somalis are reacting to Black Hawk Down, and OTM takes on the man (or rather, the mouse).
Saturday, January 19, 2002
Can the political media give the Enron situation the type of coverage it deserves? That plus the future of Spanish-language television and teens teaching other teens sex-ed. That's this week on On the Media.
Saturday, January 12, 2002
Major media outlets are trying to expand their coverage of gay life. This week on On the Media, we take a look at how they're trying to do this, and Bob takes on, well, Bob over Paula Zahn.
Saturday, January 05, 2002
The appearance of liquor ads on TV, media coverage of the conflict between India and Pakistan, and Harvard meets hip-hop.
Saturday, December 29, 2001
Looking back at the first two days of coverage after September 11th. And how Madison Avenue dabbles in necromancy to move goods.
Saturday, December 22, 2001
Accusations of a pro-Palestinian bias at NPR, the repercussions of a horrific photograph, and how Afghanistan's interim government is trying to boost its public image.
Saturday, December 15, 2001
This week On the Media looks at September 11th and how it's affecting advertising. And, we have the tale of Bob's personal anthrax scare.
Saturday, December 08, 2001
Meeting the only active PsyOps unit in the U.S. military. And the revival of an old Christmas tradition on New York TV.
Saturday, December 01, 2001
A look at the media's coverage of cloning, Southern California as a hub for...Iranian television, and why American consumers are turning to British papers for their news.
Saturday, November 24, 2001
A history of propaganda in the 20th century, talking about the Voice of America, and a report from the front lines of the war on spam.
Saturday, November 17, 2001
Bob speaks with LA Times reporter Paul Watson about the difficulties of reporting from Afghanistan. Plus, why audiences love violent films, and how to really read movie reviews. That's this week on On the Media.
Saturday, November 10, 2001
This week On the Media asks whose side the media is on. Also, we take a look at how the election of Michael Bloomberg to Mayor of New York caught some reporters off guard, and Bob tries the Microsoft thesaurus.