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Friday, June 22, 2012
This week, Brooke is joined by WNYC reporter Marianne McCune as OTM reports from Mexico! This hour features stories on the relationship between media and politics—and the youth-led movement that's fed up with it; the difficulties for journalists reporting in areas run by the drug cartels; and the image problem Mexico faces on the international stage. As we heard time and again while in Mexico: when it comes to the Mexican media, "it's very complicated."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Trayvon Martin, a man who divorced Google, and social networking from beyond the grave.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.