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Public Relations for Dictators, Photographing Death, and More

Friday, June 15, 2012

The PR firms that work for dictators, a reporter decides whether to put the camera down, and a Lexicon Valley installment about an algorithm that detects anachronisms in Mad Men and Downton Abbey.

Drone 'Secrets,' The Right To Petition, and Ray Bradbury

Friday, June 08, 2012

The importance of your right to petition your leaders in person, the 'secret' classified drone strike program and Ray Bradbury passes away.

Tallying Civilian Drone Casualties, China's Influence on Hollywood, and More

Friday, June 01, 2012

How the US government differentiates between civilian and combatant casualties of drone strikes, the lengths Hollywood will go to please the Chinese government, and the "genericide" of Google.

Television's Trying Times

Friday, May 25, 2012

On the Media explores the world of television, including how the industry is coping with changing consumer habits, the future of the communal viewing experience, and television on the web.

Phone Calls in the Age of the Text Message, A New Speech Law in Libya, and More

Friday, May 18, 2012

Why we are spending less time on the phone, a new Libyan law that makes it a crime to glorify the Gaddafi regime, and a Liberian journalist who dares to tell the stories that her community doesn't want told.

Obama's Historic Statement, the False Statistic on "Boomerang" Kids, and More

Friday, May 11, 2012

The low-key Republican response to Obama's historic statement, the false statistic about grown kids moving back in with their parents, and the AP holds back from reporting a story at the request of the government.

Political Misdirection, A Raid on Palestinian TV, and More

Friday, May 04, 2012

The White House's attempt to distract us from bad economic news, a new FCC disclosure rule that may be meaningless, and a fight over broadcast frequencies in the Middle East.

The Ongoing Impact of Kony 2012, Fact Checking Gossip and More

Friday, April 27, 2012

Debating Kony 2012's impact, teaching journalists safety in combat zones, fact checking gossip, and an formula to predict celebrity breakups.

Publishing: Adapt or Die

Friday, April 20, 2012

On the Media's annual look at the publishing industry, 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.

Reporting in North Korea, Open Season for Political Scandals, and More

Friday, April 13, 2012

The trickiness of reporting on North Korea, the beginning of the political scandal season, and the media myth of failing schools.

Obama's Lesson for the Media, the First Cell Phone Call, and More

Friday, April 06, 2012

Misconceptions about the link between gas prices and the presidency, President Obama criticizes the media for false balance, and the anniversary of the first cell phone call.

Obamacare at the Supreme Court, Speculating about Trayvon Martin, and More

Friday, March 30, 2012

The mainstreaming of the constitutional argument against Obamacare, speculating about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, and controversial programming at the National Geographic Channel.

Trayvon Martin, Divorcing Google, and More

Friday, March 23, 2012

Trayvon Martin, a man who divorced Google, and social networking from beyond the grave.  

Kony 2012 Backlash, Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads, and More

Friday, March 16, 2012

Assessing the viral Kony 2012 campaign, new legislation in Mexico that makes attacks on journalists a federal offense, and using graphic imagery to discourage smoking.

Tracking Pundit Predictions, Correcting Wikipedia, and More

Friday, March 09, 2012

Holding pundits accountable for their predictions, a professor's attempt to correct a fact on Wikipedia and pulling advertisements after controversy.

Rocking the Vote in Iran, Faking Sounds of Violence in Movies, and More

Friday, March 02, 2012

The Iranian government's push to get voters to the polls, a transparency grenade that explodes information onto the internet, and faking sounds of violence in movies.

Reporting from Syria, the lifespan of a fact, and More

Friday, February 24, 2012

The perils of reporting from Syria, the familiar drum beat of war in Iran, fact-checking and the nature of truth, and how hollywood can't produce a realistic newscast.

Linsanity, Why Adele makes us cry, and more

Friday, February 17, 2012

The media's fascination with Jeremy Lin, challenging the status quo on Russian television, and the science behind the songs that make us cry.

Graphic videos from Syria, covering the political horse race, and more

Friday, February 10, 2012

To Tweet or not to Tweet graphic videos out of Syria, the seduction of covering the political horse race, and virtual pacifism in video games.

The Facebook Show

Friday, February 03, 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."

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