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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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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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"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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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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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.

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Cancer in the Movies

Friday, April 03, 2015

Brooke explores Hollywood depictions of cancer and examines how film reflects as well as distorts our perceptions of the disease.  

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The Cancer Show: Part 2

Friday, April 03, 2015

Stories of cancer: as told by Hollywood, Washington, and you and me. 

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Hype and Hope: The #SaveJosh Story

Friday, April 03, 2015

In 2014, a family launched a media campaign to pressure a drug company to provide a life-saving medicine for their son. We hear how they eventually got the drug.

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Cancer Meets its Match

Friday, April 03, 2015

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies, discusses the convergence of cancer, media, and celebrity.

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Podcast Extra: Jon Ronson and Public Shaming

Thursday, April 02, 2015

WNYC
Brooke talks with Jon Ronson about his new book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed. 
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Perception vs. Reality

Friday, March 27, 2015

The latest cancer cures, fundraising campaigns, and miraculous survival stories are ubiquitous in the news— but cancer coverage rarely reflects real-world cancer incidence rates. 

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A Brief Biography of Cancer

Friday, March 27, 2015

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies, charts cancer’s 2,500 year history.

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Speaking in Tongues

Friday, March 27, 2015

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be like entering a foreign land where you don't speak the language. 

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