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In Defense of True Crime

Friday, January 02, 2015

Salon senior writer Laura Miller says much True Crime rises above mere pulp. 

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True Crime

Friday, January 02, 2015

A special hour on the enthralling genre of true crime. 

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The Cautionary Tale of Bell, California

Friday, December 26, 2014

Over a 17-year period, the city manager and other municipal officials bilked tax payers out of millions of dollars. Here's how the scheme went unnoticed for almost two decades.

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The History of Beats

Friday, December 26, 2014

You’d think that beat reporting has been fundamental to journalism since the birth of the business. But beats didn’t really take off until a little over a century ago.

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The State House Beat

Friday, December 26, 2014

Two-thirds of audited daily papers do not assign a single reporter to cover the State House. 

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Rod Blagojevich Meets His Match

Friday, December 26, 2014

How one reporter was in the right place at the right time to uncover the story of a lifetime.

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The Labor Beat

Friday, December 26, 2014

As the power of the unions declined, so did the number of labor reporters covering them.

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The Obit Beat

Friday, December 26, 2014

Everyone gets to be in the paper twice: when they’re born, and when they die.

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Bruce W. Bray Jr.

Friday, December 26, 2014

On the Media producer Chris Neary reports an obit of Bruce W. Bray Jr.

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Deadbeats

Friday, December 26, 2014

OTM looks at the great decline in beat reporting. 

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Hacks, Cats, & Colbert

Friday, December 19, 2014

The ethics of publicly exposing private emails, the demise of Cat Fancy magazine, and a farewell to the Colbert Report. 

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Cat Fancy: Farewell, My Friend

Friday, December 19, 2014

This month the magazine world lost another one of its giants. Cat Fancy Magazine announced that it's ending in early 2015, after 50 years on newsstands and in cat lovers' hearts. 

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On Letterman, Colbert, and America

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18th, marked the final episode of the Colbert Report, and the end of Stephen Colbert's fake pundit character. Brooke and Bob bid them both farewell. 

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Liberia Tunes

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Many of you have asked how you can hear the full versions of the songs we used in the Liberia show. Here's a playlist.
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Monrovia's Marketplace of Ideas

Friday, December 12, 2014

Brooke and Meara visit a "hatai shop," where scores of people gather to drink tea and debate current events.

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OTM goes to Liberia

Friday, December 12, 2014

A special hour from Liberia, where Ebola figures into every issue, in ways both painful and profound.

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Welcome To Liberia

Friday, December 12, 2014

FrontPage Africa editor Rodney Sieh and reporter Mae Azango investigate how Ebola-related restrictions are affecting celebrations on the country's biggest national holiday.

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Ebola as a Prism

Friday, December 12, 2014

Human rights lawyer Kofi Woods tells Brooke about how the Ebola epidemic has become a stress test for Liberian democracy. 

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Women Laughing Alone With Tablets

Monday, December 08, 2014

The new women laughing alone with salad is women laughing alone with tablets.
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Special: The UVA Story

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Rolling Stone retracted an explosive piece about a ritualistic gang rape at a frat house, as told by a single source. Here are the discrepancies we know about so far.
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