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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Terrorism Edition

Friday, November 20, 2015

Drawing on reporters, terrorism experts, and the media's best and worst impulses, a Breaking News Consumer's Handbook for the coverage after an act of terror.

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The Language of Terror

Friday, November 20, 2015

Examining the words, memes, and misdirection that muddy the media -- and our perspective -- on Islam and the Arab world.

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The Media Skirmish in Missouri Isn’t About the Media. It’s About Race.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Student protesters at the University of Missouri blocked media access in a confrontation caught on video. A reporter reflects on why the movement is keeping the press at arm's length.

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What Did Exxon Know?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ExxonMobil is under investigation by the NY Attorney General for potentially misleading shareholders. How does the case compare to the federal prosecution of Big Tobacco in the 1990s?
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An Optimistic Look At The Newspaper Business

Friday, November 06, 2015

Despite declining circulation, lower ad revenues, and continuing newsroom cuts, we found someone who doesn't think it's all doom and gloom for the newspaper industry. Meet David Chavern.

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Two Angry Men

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Bob talks with Alec Baldwin about all things media.
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Marco Rubio: The Frontrunner in Third

Friday, October 30, 2015

Marco Rubio has been polling at a steady third - or lower - for months, so why have so many in the media tapped him as the favorite to win the Republican nomination?

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"Ferguson Effect" Theory Falls Apart

Friday, October 30, 2015

Law Professor Jeffrey Fagan debunks the "Ferguson effect" theory - the idea that increased visibility and public scrutiny of police action impedes policing and encourages crime. 

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Chicken or Egg? Media Pull Versus Push

Friday, October 30, 2015

Do candidates get more coverage because they're polling well, or do they poll well because they get more coverage? We're teaming up with FiveThirtyEight to search for an answer.

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Truth(ish)

Friday, October 23, 2015

A farewell to coverage of Joe Biden's non-existent presidential campaign. Plus: the misleading language of drone warfare; a film examines Dan Rather's downfall at CBS; and more.

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Biden His Time

Friday, October 23, 2015

We say goodbye to the coverage of a fictional candidate, as Vice President Joe Biden announced that his non-existent campaign would continue... not to exist.

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"Who Won The Debate?"

Friday, October 16, 2015

Reminder: a debate isn't an election. After this week's Democratic debate, pundits and online polls came to different conclusions about who "won" the night. Bob weighs in.

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Bernie Sanders and the Media

Friday, October 16, 2015

During the debate, Bernie Sanders took on too-big-to-fail banks, economic inequality, climate change, and the media. He's been fighting against the latter for a long time.

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Behind the Corinthian Columns

Friday, October 09, 2015

At a time when digital connectivity rules, the nine justices of the Supreme Court operate in intentional, analog obscurity. A special look into our highest court.

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Understanding Abortion Polling

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pollster Tresa Undem explains why most polls don't tell us anything about how Americans really feel about abortion.

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Pope-ular Opinion

Friday, September 25, 2015

A reminder that the pope is not a politician, why the AP won't use "climate change denier", polling on abortion, and more.

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Pope Primer

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

On the occasion of Pope Francis's U.S. tour, we offer a primer on the pontiff. 
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The Audacity of Moderation

Friday, September 18, 2015

Misinformation ran rampant during this week's GOP presidential debate, with minimal intervention from CNN's debate moderators.

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Facts, Schmacts

Friday, September 18, 2015

The role of journalists when they play debate moderator, debunking viral images of the refugee crisis, and exposing Exxon's flip floppery.

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Forgotten US History: The Mexican "Repatriations" of the 1930s

Friday, September 11, 2015

An estimated one million people were expelled to Mexico during the Great Depression, 60 percent of whom were US citizens. We hear how the anti-immigrant policies echo today's rhetoric.

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