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Aggregation and Ownership in the Digital Wild West

Friday, January 09, 2015

In a "remix culture" where sharing is a business and virality a science, Bob asks if copyright has lost all meaning.

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"Monty Python But 50 Times As Rude"

Friday, January 09, 2015

On the rich tradition of cartoons in French culture, satirical and otherwise, as well as the unique reputation of Charlie Hebdo.

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Charlie Hebdo's Raison D'Etre

Friday, January 09, 2015

Prominent French media critic Daniel Schneidermann on the Charlie Hebdo attack and the legacy of the paper's boundary-pushing cartoons. 

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Regret the Error 2014

Friday, January 09, 2015

Every year at this time, we invite Craig Silverman, of Emergent.info and the "Regret the Error" blog on Poynter, to fill us in on the media's biggest mistakes of the past 12 months.

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On The Media

A Cinematic Release

Friday, January 02, 2015

When a funeral director named Bernie Tiede shot and killed a wealthy widow in Carthage, Texas, townspeople were sympathetic toward Bernie and indifferent toward the murder victim. 

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Gavel to Gavel

Friday, January 02, 2015

The 1991 trial of a young woman named Pamela Smart was the first to be covered on TV, gavel to gavel.

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On The Media

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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On The Media

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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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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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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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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