September 13, 2002

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Friday, September 13, 2002


A consideration of coverage of 9/11, both on the day of and one year later. Also, a look back at the history of USA Today.

How the Middle East covered 9/11

This week the first anniversary of September 11th was covered by news media around the world. Host Brooke Gladstone talks to Jamal Dajani, Producer of Worldlink TV's show, Mosaic, about how the Middle East covered the events of September 11, 2002.


How non-news media covered 9/11

For news outlets the job this September 11th was straightforward: Cover the anniversary of 9-11 from morning to night trying not to overwhelm the audience with last year's imagery. But what if your beat is sports, or comedy, or something equally trivial in light of September 11th? OTM's Mike Pesca ...


Committee to Protect Journalists

Since the so-called "War on Terror" began, journalists in this country have watched as basic press freedoms have been curbed in the name of national security. But according to the Committee to Protect Journalists the situation is even worse for journalists working within already authoritarian regimes like Zimbabwe and Nepal. ...


Weapons of Mass Destruction

In the defense community, the phrase "weapons of mass destruction" generally refers to chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. Recently that phrase has been popping up all over the media and there are some who think there may be a confusion over the definition. Host Brooke Gladstone talks to Tim Noah ...


Burying Stories

When you read a newspaper, there are certain things you take for granted. The stories on the front cover, especially those above the fold, are usually the ones deemed by the editors to be the most important. So its confusing when a story hits the front page in, say, the ...


USA Today

Twenty years ago this week, USAToday was born. The first national, general-interest daily newspaper revolutionized the way news was presented. Readers were drawn to its short stories and colorful graphics. Advertisers were not, and it took the Gannett company more than a decade to turn a profit. But it's profitable ...


Media Consolidation

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 greatly relaxed the restrictions on how many broadcast outlets one company could own, setting off what some have called a "land grab" by broadcast companies and unprecedented consolidation within the industry. This week, the Federal Communications Commission began a thorough review of the existing rules ...


Video Games

New technology has given ordinary people with ordinary computers the ability to make animation. One of the results is cheap and easy-to-make online video games that can pack a punch. Host Brooke Gladstone talks to Clive Thompson who noted recently in that online video games can convey potent, sometimes ...


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