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Baltimore's Feedback Loop

Friday, May 01, 2015

The protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray evoke uprisings of the '60s, reminding us that the problems driving people to the streets today have profound historical roots. 

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A Sea of Black Ink

Friday, May 01, 2015

The White House has released data about last year's Freedom of Information Act requests. The AP analyzed the administration's numbers and found their claim of openness lacking.

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Unseen & Inscrutable

Friday, May 01, 2015

The deep historical roots of the Baltimore protests, shedding light on drone strikes, and combating sex worker stereotypes. 

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Narratives of Migration

Friday, April 24, 2015

The latest refugee deaths in the Mediterranean brings this year's death toll to an estimated 1,750. But popular response to the tragedy, especially in the UK, has been mixed. 

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What Does a Body Good?

Friday, April 24, 2015

"Food Babe" Vani Hari has managed to get the "yoga mat" out of Subway sandwiches and the synthetic coloring out of Kraft's macaroni & cheese. But her logic might be flawed.  

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Our Technicolor Eye in the Sky

Friday, April 24, 2015

On the 25th anniversary of the Hubble telescope’s launch, its vivid images of cosmic formations color our imaginings of space.

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The Right to Record Police

Friday, April 17, 2015

While bystander cellphone videos can shed light on police misconduct, the right to film the cops is not always guaranteed. 

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Washington's Nerds Go To Prom

Friday, April 17, 2015

Patrick's Gavin's new documentary, "Nerd Prom: Inside Washington's Wildest Week" is a behind-the-scenes look into the White House Correspondents Dinner.

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"Young, Charismatic, & Ambitious"

Friday, April 17, 2015

The press repeatedly uses the same words to describe 2016 candidates. Plus: filming the police; Washington's "nerd prom"; and a conservative take-over of the Hugo awards.

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I Hereby Dub Thee...

Friday, April 17, 2015

New York Magazine's Jaime Fuller on the media's habit of assigning each presidential candidate a simple descriptor.

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Watchdogs In Tuxedos

Friday, April 17, 2015

A week before the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner, Bob revisits his critical trip to last year's event.

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Covering the Longshots

Friday, April 17, 2015

How will reporters cover 2016 candidates who probably won't win? Likely, a lot. David Leonhardt of the New York Times cautions against giving them too much attention.

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Tell OTM What You Think About Campaign Coverage

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TELL US: At this point in the campaign, with the election a year and half away, what do you want from the media’s coverage of campaign stops and photo ops?
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California's #DroughtShaming

Friday, April 10, 2015

In California, the search is on for who is most to blame for the drought. Neighbors report water waste using hashtags and apps, and finger-pointing has extended to national media.

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The Denialist Mystique

Friday, April 10, 2015

When a presidential candidate denies climate change, how do journalists balance truth-telling with the mandate of objectivity? 

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Climate Feedback

Friday, April 10, 2015

Scientist Emmanuel Vincent spearheads Climate Feedback, a group of scientists annotating climate change coverage online to bridge the gap between reportage and scientific fact. 

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The Guardian Takes A Stand

Friday, April 10, 2015

Alan Rusbridger talks about his last campaign as editor of The Guardian: getting the world's two largest charities to divest from fossil fuels - before it's too late.

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The Unreported Story, Part 2: Bias or Blind Spot

Friday, April 10, 2015

Chris Allbritton is one of the journalists who did cover the Colombian report. Bob speaks with Chris about the difficulty of covering this particular story.

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The Unreported Story, Part 1: The Burden of Proof

Friday, April 10, 2015

Inspired by a listener query, Bob investigates an explosive set of claims from Colombia and tries to figure out why the American press has remained mostly silent.

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Blame, Shame, or Deny?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Climate change is arguably the most urgent story in human history, but journalism has struggled to address the threat. Plus: the report on the Rolling Stone's UVA story; and more.