November 20, 2009

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Friday, November 20, 2009

The media's coverage of the President's trip to China; a blow to investigative journalism in China; a play about a Seattle newsroom.

Obama In China

The President returned from his first trip to China on Thursday. The Atlantic’s James Fallows talks about the trip, and the mostly negative U.S. press coverage it received.

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Unfinished Business

For over a decade one of the few places to read investigative reporting in China was the bi-weekly business magazine Caijing. That effectively ended last week when Caijing’s editor abruptly resigned along with dozens of the magazine’s top staff. Chinese media analyst Jeremy Goldkorn explains how Caijing broke ...


Waiting for Info

In 1989, The National Security Archive requested documents from the CIA regarding the Iran-Contra affair. This year, the CIA released them. President Barack Obama promised a new era of transparency and adherence to the Freedom of Information Act, but has he followed through? Yvette Chin, FOIA ...

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Sixth Sense

Futuristic films like "The Terminator" and "Minority Report" imagine a time in which the virtual world can be projected onto the physical world. This technology, known as augmented reality, will be commercially available in the form of glasses sooner than ...

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Online and Isolated?

Social scientists have long suspected that the internet contributes to our growing isolation. But Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet and American Life Project, set out to test that assumption. He says they found that Americans aren't as isolated as we thought and ...

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Count Down

When Republican Senator David Vitter introduced an amendment that would require the U.S. Census Bureau to ask residents whether or not they are citizens, the Senate voted it down along party lines. As former Washington Post reporter D’Vera Cohn told us, controversy has often followed the ...

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It's Not in the P-I

When the Seattle Post-Intelligencer printed its final edition last spring, Seattle lost a newspaper and more than 100 journalists lost their jobs. One of them, science reporter Tom Paulson, solicited area-playwrights to produce "It’s Not in the P-I: A Living Newspaper ...

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