May 25, 2007

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Show Summary: The fog of fighting in Lebanon, a Pulitzer mystery solved, and behind the scenes at OTM.

Unsures of Tripoli

For the past week, the Lebanese Army has clashed with Islamist extremists holed up in a Palestinian refugee camp. The Journal for Middle East Broadcasters’ Habib Battah says the who, what, & why are extremely murky, but that ...

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On Message

The U.S. Arabic-language satellite network Al Hurra has had an uphill struggle for viewership. Lately, it’s been trying to diversify its range of perspectives. But when it featured “terrorists,” congressional funders cried foul. Political scientist Marc Lynch discusses the latest salvo in the war for hearts ...

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Belated Honor

For 27 years, the identity of the only anonymous Pulitzer Prize recipient remained secret. Last year, Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Prager went to Iran to find the winning photographer. This week, Jahangir Razmi finally claimed his Pulitzer. Razmi and Prager tell their story.

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Permanent Record

OTM producer Nazanin Rafsanjani is mortified that a letter she wrote when she was 19 is part of her permanent profile online. Despite her best efforts, it won’t go away. New York editor at large Emily Nussbaum offers some perspective on Nazanin’s web woes.

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Just Email Me

In an attempt to prevent misquoting, an increasing number of sources, are demanding that journalists conduct their interviews via email. Jason Calacanis, co-founder of Weblogs, Inc., explains why he only gives quote electronically.

Jason's posting a full version of this interview on his own site.

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Pulling Back the Curtain

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes here at OTM? (Hint: Not everybody speaks as cleanly as it might seem.) A few years ago, we invited reporter John Solomon backstage to see how the sausage is made.

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