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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.

Who’s gonna pay for this stuff?

Friday, May 10, 2013

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

Jason Collins Comes Out, Patenting Genes And More

Friday, May 03, 2013

A look at the media fallout around NBA center Jason Collins' announcement that he is gay, how one company is defending its patent of two genes linked to breast cancer, and how filing a Freedom of Information Act request just got a lot more complicated. 

Surveillance After The Marathon Bombing, The Kill Team and More

Friday, April 26, 2013

Bob looks at the risks and promise of surveillance after the Boston marathon bombing, a new documentary looks at war crimes and whistleblowing in the theater of war and an Onion-like satire site tries to bring military humor to the civilian masses. 

On the Media: Coverage of Boston, Undercovered Reporting and More

Friday, April 19, 2013

Brooke examines the twists and turns of the marathon bombing coverage, listeners tell OTM what they want to hear from the media when there's no new information during a crisis, and what it's like to tweet the news cycle in the wee small hours of the morning. 

Gun Anecdotes, What To Know about the Avian Flu, and Grindr.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Since the Sandy Hook shootings, gun violence anecdotes have been the centerpiece of much of the reporting about guns. OTM asks if there's a better way. Also, who to listen to about the new avian flu and everything you need to know about Grindr. 

The Future Of Egyptian Media, the Bitcoin Bubble, and More

Friday, April 05, 2013

After the arrest (and release) of Bassem Youssef, OTM looks back on a trip on a 2011 trip to Egypt and forward to the future of independent Egyptian media. Also: the song remains the same in North Korea coverage and innovative TV ads from Old Milwaukee. 

Culture and the Courts, The Legacy of Rand Paul's Filibuster, and More

Friday, March 29, 2013

How Popular Culture Influences SCOTUS Decisions, How Rand Paul's Drone Filibuster May Have Changed Minds, and Brooke talks with the great Walt "Clyde" Frazier about sports and the media.

Rape coverage after Steubenville, the false promise of the personal finance industry and more.

Friday, March 22, 2013

How the media is covering yet another high school rape case after Steubenville, how personal finance luminaries lead the public astray, and an infamous hacker threatens to tarnish the public image of all hackers.

 

10 Years After The Iraq War and Big Threat to Whistleblowers

Friday, March 15, 2013

This week On the Media examines the ‘aiding the enemy’ charge the government has brought against Bradley Manning, the man who gave hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Also, 10 years after the Iraq War began Brooke finds out what’s happened to three Iraqi journalists profiled on the show in 2006.

 

 

The Past, Present, and Future of Ownership

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"

Frustration in the White House Press Corps and More

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.

The Latest Federal Budget Crisis, Predicting the Oscars, and More

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.

Truman Capote's Lies, Cybersecurity and More

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. 

 

On the Media: Drones, Jihad and Viral Videos

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.