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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.

 

Hacking the New York Times, Tweeting Revolutions, and More

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.

The Church of Scientology, Facebook Goes Searching, and More

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.

 

Violent Video Games, Lying Athletes, and More

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.

Mapping Gun Owners, International Journalists Fight Censorship, and More

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.

The Privacy Show

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.

The Television Show!

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.

The Surprising History of Gun Control, School Shooting Myths, and More

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.

Depictions of Torture in "Zero Dark Thirty," John McAfee's Media Manipulations, and More

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.

Photographing Tragedy, the Risk of Killer Robots, and More

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.

A Stolen Face, The Leveson Report, and More

Friday, November 30, 2012

A tragic case of mistaken identity, the conclusion of the Leveson Inquiry, and whistleblowers rejoice!

Publishing: Adapt or Die

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.

Seduced by Petraeus, Israel's Twitter Offensive, and More

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.

Assessing Obama's First Term, Covering China's 'Election,' and More

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.

Misinformation Around Sandy, Calling the Election, and More

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.

The Facebook Show

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."

The Taliban's Media Problem, Ending Newspaper Political Endorsements, and More

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Taliban's new war on journalists, ending political endorsements in newspapers, and the potential for the Red Bull Stratos jump to be more than a marketing stunt.

All About Elections

Friday, October 12, 2012

This week On the Media focuses on elections, including why voters make the decisions they do, and how campaigns try to influence them.

Anatomy of a Publicity Stunt, The Problem with 'Muslim Rage', and more

Friday, October 05, 2012

Breaking down David Blaine's latest publicity stunt, Nate Silver on predictions, and how the media got the "Muslim Rage" story all wrong.

Russia's Broadening Definition of Treason, Manipulating Science Journalists, and More

Friday, September 28, 2012

Russia tries to broaden its definition of high treason, one journalist's quest to get the media to stop referring to immigrants as "illegal," and the upcoming presidential debates.