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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook, Detainment at US Borders, and More

Friday, September 20, 2013

Brooke looks at ways for news consumers to filter bad information during big events, producer Sarah Abdurrahman talks about being detained at the US border as a US citizen without explanation, and Clive Thompson talks about his new book Smarter Than You Think.

TLDR #1 - Something is Going to Happen in 7 Days

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the TLDR podcast! Thanks for listening, and please check out the TLDR blog at tldr.onthemedia.org. In this episode - a YouTube channel dedicated to pronouncing words suddenly starts issuing ominous warnings, and a reporter tries to get to the bottom of it. 

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Battling media narratives over Syria, a terrible anniversary, and more

Friday, September 13, 2013

A shift in the discussion about air strikes in Syria, a look at civil liberties 12 years after September 11, and why the Internet is obsessed with cats.

Syria Coverage, Nazi Collaborations with Hollywood, and More

Friday, September 06, 2013

The media's cautious coverage of Syria, a look inside the sordid world of Washington D.C., and the pact between Hollywood and Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

Who’s gonna pay for this stuff?

Friday, August 30, 2013

This week, an encore of our special hour on the incredible volume of media available to consumers, and the incredible difficulty of making money for creators.

The Importance of Foreign Reporting

Friday, August 23, 2013

This week, Brooke talks to Ethan Zuckerman about where foreign reporting has been and where it's going. Also, an encore broadcast of Brooke's reporting trip to Mexico in June of 2012.

A New Security Standard For Journalists, Al Jazeera America, and More

Friday, August 16, 2013

How Edward Snowden leaked information to the press, and the new baseline for online journalistic best practice, NPR's Ombudsman releases a scathing report on an NPR series, a reporter doing seven years of reporting on foot, and a pre-launch visit to the new Al Jazeera America.

Bezos Buys the Washington Post, and Why Jerks Make the Best TV, and More

Friday, August 09, 2013

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buys the Washington Post, the story of the (incredibly) difficult men behind the golden age of television, and a mysterious TV network from the past you probably don't know existed.

This week in national security, unpaid internships in the media, and more

Friday, August 02, 2013

A busy week in the security state from Manning to Snowden, an internet security reporter being harassed by Russian cyber criminals, and a look at unpaid internships in the media.

Another Weiner Scandal, Opting in to Watch Porn, and More

Friday, July 26, 2013

Outing the woman at the center of the latest Anthony Weiner scandal, a new rule in the UK that would make people opt in to view porn on the internet, and the last defendant battling the recording industry over his illegal file sharing.

Aftermath of the Zimmerman Verdict, American Propaganda, and More

Friday, July 19, 2013

Discussions of race following George Zimmerman's acquittal, anti-vaccine activist Jenny McCarthy joins "The View," and American propaganda allowed stateside.

Calling a Coup a Coup, The George Zimmerman Trial and More

Friday, July 12, 2013

Why the US government refuses to call the removal of Mohamed Morsi a "coup," the lack of discussion of race in the George Zimmerman trial, and the media frenzy over the "royal baby".

Portraying Medicine: The Perils of Painting By Numbers

Friday, July 05, 2013

A special hour of stories about reporting on medical science. The misreporting of the effect of vaccines on autism, tracking retractions in medical journals, and a century old hoax that went uncorrected for forty years.

Public Opinion on Gay Marriage, America's Most Notorious Gangster, and More

Friday, June 28, 2013

America's quickly shifting opinions on gay marriage, overclassification and obfuscation over government surveillance, and the trial and media profile of Whitey Bulger.

Calling for a National Conversation, Offshore Leaks, and More

Friday, June 21, 2013

Brooke looks into just what it means to have a national conversation about government surveillance, international journalists focus on another big leak story, and the dubious explanatory power of bathtubs. 

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The Edward Snowden Narrative, Privacy vs. Convenience, and More

Friday, June 14, 2013

The media's turn from the value of Edward Snowden's leaks to the nature of his character, the evolving story of the PRISM program, our privacy trade-offs in the Internet age, and an interview with Fox News mole Joe Muto.

Surveillance Revelations, Turkish Media Looks Away, and More

Friday, June 07, 2013

New revelations about US foreign and domestic surveillance, Turkey's journalists caught between the government and protesters, and getting around Iranian internet censorship.

Broadcasting the Woolwich Video, George Plimpton's Legacy and More

Friday, May 31, 2013

The difficulty of reporting on acts of terror, looking back at a giant of participatory journalism, and a blogger who learned to love his online tormentor.

A Week of Scandals, Catholic Whistleblowers, and More

Friday, May 24, 2013

Looking at the media's governmental scandal narrative, an American blog rocks Canadian politics, and whistleblowers in the Catholic Church.

Conservative Bloggers Vindicated, Advice for Leakers, and More

Friday, May 17, 2013

Some vindication for conservative bloggers in the IRS scandal, advice for sources after the AP call-record seizure, the Bloomberg Terminal scandal, and what the people thought the newspaper industry would look like in the future.