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The Semantics of Terrorism

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bob talks with Scott Shane of the New York Times about the criticism of President Obama's language when describing acts of violent extremism.

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On The Media

The History of a Fearful Word

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Guardian's David Shariatmadari chronicles the fraught history of the word "terrorism." 

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On The Media

Far More Than Fifty

Friday, February 20, 2015

The commercial success of Fifty Shades of Grey has introduced America to BDSM and ignited an age-old debate in feminism. Brooke explores the many-shaded implications of mainstream kink.

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Black, White and Red All Over

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Wilmington Race Riots of 1898 were galvanized by racism in the local press. More than a century later, two newspapers apologized. 

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Whistleblowers, the Legacy of Lynching, and Vintage Jon Stewart

Friday, February 13, 2015

An exploration of the term “whistleblower”, from its origins as a sports reference to its current status as a moral mantle. Also, a farewell to venerable media satirist Jon Stewart. 

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Remembering David Carr, New York Times Media Critic

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bob remembers David Carr, whose candor and insight into the digital media world made him a trusted voice to fellow journalists and readers alike.

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On The Media

Word Watch: Whistleblower

Friday, February 13, 2015

Brooke explores the history of the word "whistleblower," from its sporting origins to pejorative to description of courage.

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On The Media

Geeks Bearing Gifts

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bob imagines new futures for news with journalism professor Jeff Jarvis.

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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief

Friday, February 06, 2015

Following the debut of the film version of his book at Sundance, we revisit an interview with "Going Clear" author Lawrence Wright from 2013.

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The Scientologists and the Film Critics

Friday, February 06, 2015

With the debut of the new documentary "Going Clear," the Church of Scientology has a host of new targets for its PR campaign: film critics. 

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On The Media

ISIS Video Shocks Arab World

Friday, February 06, 2015

The ISIS video depicting Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh being burned alive pierced through the violence fatigue of the Arab world, says FT correspondent Borzou Daragahi.

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Threat Assessment

Friday, February 06, 2015

The content of a new ISIS video shocks the world. Also, vaccinating children stokes faux controversy, again, and a new documentary has the Church of Scientology on the offensive.  

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Horror With A Purpose

Friday, February 06, 2015

Georgetown University's Bruce Hoffman on the calculated intention behind ISIS's acts of unthinkable horror.

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Thousands of Secret Torture Photos

Friday, February 06, 2015

The U.S. government is withholding thousands of photos of detainee abuse and torture for fear, it claims, of violent repercussions. 

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On The Media

On the Anti-Vax Non-troversy

Friday, February 06, 2015

As the measles continue to spread across the country, the anti-vaccination movement swells to mount its steed, and Bob relates the debate not at hand.

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The Corrector

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

There are a lot of mistakes in this dang world, Jon Delfin tries to correct one or two of them.
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The So-Called "Ebola Doctor" and the Media

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dr Craig Spencer set off a media firestorm when he was admitted to an NYC hospital for a slight fever. He speaks about being at the center of the mass Ebola panic that swept the country.
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On The Media

Reporting Between the Lines in Egypt

Friday, January 30, 2015

The 4th anniversary of the Egyptian revolution saw tragically familiar violence on the streets of Cairo. But Egypt's media is subtly resisting the state's crackdown on critical voices. 

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Naming the Shooter, the Law of the Internet, and More

Friday, January 30, 2015

Naming the shooter, the law of the Internet, and more.

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Don't Say His Name

Friday, January 30, 2015

As jury selection in the trial of the Aurora shooter proceeds, families of the victims implore the media to refrain from using the gunman's name. 

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