Friday, May 03, 2013
On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that states have the right to limit public records requests to only residents of that state. Brooke talks to Mark McBurney, one of the petitioners in the case, and Mark Caramanica, Freedom of Information Director for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
Modest Mouse - Here It Comes
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
On Sunday, Mohamed Ibrahim Rage, a Somali radio news reporter, was shot and killed at his home in Mogadishu. He's the fifth journalist to be killed in Somalia this year. Last year 18 media workers were killed, many in targeted killings. Reporters Without Borders calls it one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist.
A few weeks ago we talked to NPR's East Africa correspondent Gregory Warner about the unintended consequences of Somalia's deadly climate for journalists, as experienced journalists flee or are killed more and more children are rushing in to fill the void ...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Should reporters lie or misrepresent themselves in order to get an important story? Undercover reporting has long been an effective, exciting and, some would argue, necessary journalistic tool. But at a time when the public's trust in the press is waning, can journalists afford to lie? In a story that originally aired in 2008, Brooke talks with undercover reporters and their critics.
Clive Carroll and John Renbourn - Robert's Sermon
Friday, March 15, 2013
In a story that originally ran in 2006, Brooke talks with three Iraqis who worked as fixers for American journalists during the war.
Rahim Alhaj - Taqsim Maqam Ajam
Friday, March 15, 2013
What happened to the Iraqi fixers who spoke to On the Media almost seven years ago? Brooke speaks to Ayub Nuri, Zeyad Kasim and Ali Fadhil about where their lives have taken them since we spoke to them in 2006.
Friday, November 02, 2012
In the latest issue of Superman, Clark Kent quits his job at The Daily Planet while soliloquizing about how poor print journalism has become. Brooke talks to Larry Tye, author of Superman: The High Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero about Clark Kent's history as a journalist, the ethical conundrum of covering his alter-ego, and the Man of Steel's potential future as a blogger.
Adventures of Superman Theme
Friday, August 17, 2012
This year has seen the Ford Foundation award grants to The Washington Post and The L.A. Times, both for-profit news outlets. Bob talks to The Ford Foundation's Jonathan Barzilay and NPR's Senior Vice President for News Margaret Low Smith about navigating the relationship between grant givers and news makers.
Wishmountain - Lucozade
Monday, July 30, 2012
Journalism outsourcing company Journatic uses outsourced labor–often from overseas–to provide "hyperlocal" content to newspapers. The Chicago-based company launched in 2006. By 2012, the company provided research or written content to several big newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Controversy broke out last week in Brooklyn New York, when members of the Park Slope Food Co-op argued over a proposed boycott of Israeli-made foods. Remarkably, coverage of the local dispute made its way into some prominent news outlets. Brooke muses about why the little feud became so large.