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Friday, March 08, 2013
A special hour on our changing understanding of ownership and how it is affected by the law. An author and professor who encourages creative writing through plagiarism, 3D printing, fan fiction & fair use, and the strange tale of who owns "The Happy Birthday Song"
Friday, March 01, 2013
Why White House reporters are fed up, getting the president's attention through online petitions, and a conversation with The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Why federal budget crises seem to happen every month, covering the Vatican from a world away, and using election prediction models to forecast the winners of the 85th Academy Awards.
Friday, February 15, 2013
How Truman Capote mixed fact and fiction in In Cold Blood, the true threat of cyberwar, and software that fact-checks political speeches in real time.
Friday, February 08, 2013
New disclosures begin to put the drone program into focus, a social-media campaign to reclaim the word jihad from extremists, and the story of the very first viral video.
Friday, February 01, 2013
How The New York Times fell victim to Chinese hackers, a survey of our digital file sharing habits, and a conversation with NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin on tweeting revolutions.
Friday, January 25, 2013
On this week’s On the Media, Lawrence Wright on his in-depth investigation into the Church of Scientology, The Autism Channel, and Facebook's new search feature.
Friday, January 18, 2013
The history of studies on video games and aggression, a reporter's coverage of every underage gun death in New York City, Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o, and remembering Aaron Swartz.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The ATF's desire for a central database of gun transactions, journalists fight for the right to report on India's rape trial, an interview with 56 Up director Michael Apted, and Chinese journalists strike after the government censored an Op-Ed.
Friday, January 04, 2013
A special hour on privacy - license plate readers, national security letters, surveilling yourself so the government doesn't have to, and OTM producer Sarah Abdurrahman on just how much we misunderstand our privacy online.
Friday, December 28, 2012
An update to On the Media's look at the world of television, originally aired in May, including how the industry is coping with changing consumer habits, the future of the communal viewing experience, and reality TV's reality problem.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The surprising history of the gun control narrative, the media myths of past school shootings, and the problem when the media speculate on the mental health of shooters.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Criticism over "Zero Dark Thirty"'s portrayal of torture, John McAfee's ability to exploit the press' fascination with him, and the media errors of the past year.
Friday, December 07, 2012
The ethics of photographing human tragedy, studying the risk of a robot uprising, and one man's attempt to be the trendiest guy in New York.
Friday, November 30, 2012
A tragic case of mistaken identity, the conclusion of the Leveson Inquiry, and whistleblowers rejoice!
Friday, November 23, 2012
An update of On the Media's annual look at the publishing industry that originally aired in April, 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.
Friday, November 16, 2012
How journalists were seduced by Petraeus, ten years of sunshine laws in Mexico, and the Israel Defense Forces blogging their assault on Gaza in real time.
Friday, November 09, 2012
The absurd exercise of covering China's election, redefining what it means to be 'online,' and an OTM report card on Obama's first four years.
Friday, November 02, 2012
Separating fact from fiction during Sandy, calling the presidential election in the final days of the campaign, and why Clark Kent is leaving The Daily Planet.
Friday, October 26, 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."