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Islamoconsciousness

Friday, February 20, 2015

In the ongoing aftermath of the Chapel Hill shootings of three Muslim students, Bob canvasses a media climate come under great criticism.

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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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Homegrown Terror

Friday, February 20, 2015

A new Southern Poverty Law Center study aims to get homegrown terrorism, and especially the threat of so-called lone wolf American terrorists, back on the agenda. 

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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

On the Anti-Vax Non-troversy

Friday, February 06, 2015

A sneak peak of this week's OTM: Bob inoculates with a little history and a lot of common sense on the anti-vaccination "controversy."  
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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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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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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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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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The Myth Behind Defensive Gun Ownership

Friday, January 30, 2015

There’s a myth in America that firearms are used defensively 2.5 million times a year. That's not true.

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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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"Ebola Doctor" Craig Spencer in a Media Maelstrom

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dr. Craig Spencer ignited a media firestorm when he checked into an NYC hospital for a slight fever, which turned out to be Ebola. 

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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 "Je Suis Charlie"

Friday, January 09, 2015

After the massacre at Charlie Hebdo, there have been cries of "Je Suis Charlie" in solidarity with the murdered cartoonists. But do journalists have a share in this bravery?

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The Attack on Charlie Hebdo, Reckoning with Free Speech, and More

Friday, January 09, 2015

After the massacre at the French weekly Charlie Hebdo, a look at the symbolic weight of French satire and true freedom of speech.

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Chasing Ghosts

Friday, January 02, 2015

Bob talks with Peter Nickeas whose job it is to drive around the city of Chicago all night reporting on shootings. 

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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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Brooke and Bob on the Decline of Beat Reporting

Friday, December 26, 2014

Bob remembers the best story he got while working the crime beat for a small newspaper in Pennsylvania.

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