Recently in On the Media Podcast
Friday, July 05, 2013
A special hour of stories about reporting on medical science. The misreporting of the effect of vaccines on autism, tracking retractions in medical journals, and a century old hoax that went uncorrected for forty years.
Friday, June 28, 2013
America's quickly shifting opinions on gay marriage, overclassification and obfuscation over government surveillance, and the trial and media profile of Whitey Bulger.
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.
Friday, June 14, 2013
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.
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.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Looking at the media's governmental scandal narrative, an American blog rocks Canadian politics, and whistleblowers in the Catholic Church.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.