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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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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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Deadbeats

Friday, December 26, 2014

OTM looks at the great decline in beat reporting. 

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The Distinctions Between "Black" and "African-American"

Friday, December 19, 2014

Are the terms Black and African American actually interchangeable? Emory University's Erika Hall has evidence to show that their usage has different consequences in various environments.

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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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Ebola as a Prism

Friday, December 12, 2014

Human rights lawyer Kofi Woods tells Brooke about how the Ebola epidemic has become a stress test for Liberian democracy. 

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Monrovia's Marketplace of Ideas

Friday, December 12, 2014

Brooke and Meara visit a "hatai shop," where scores of people gather to drink tea and debate current events.

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Welcome To Liberia

Friday, December 12, 2014

FrontPage Africa editor Rodney Sieh and reporter Mae Azango investigate how Ebola-related restrictions are affecting celebrations on the country's biggest national holiday.

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Special: The Torture Report

Thursday, December 11, 2014

On the Media takes a special look at the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, and examines the vocabulary of "enhanced interrogation."
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A Letter

Friday, December 05, 2014

Bob reads a very powerful letter from a listener.

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Cameras, Conservatives, Con Men, and More

Friday, December 05, 2014

On police body cameras, the conservative reaction to events in Ferguson, and the con men who charm the media. 

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Those Black Friday Numbers

Friday, December 05, 2014

Stories based on Black Friday consumer spending numbers are a holiday tradition. 

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Little Trolls

Friday, December 05, 2014

Alanah Pearce is a video game reviewer who gets harassed a lot online. But recently she learned something about her harassers that gave her a new way to deal with them. 

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The Con Artists Take the Media

Friday, December 05, 2014

On how con artists can seize the media's power to make names for themselves.

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Spanish AP Style Guide

Friday, November 28, 2014

While an estimated 450 million people use Spanish, they don't all use it the same way. 

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Hispanic TV's Star Newscaster

Friday, November 28, 2014

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has been dubbed "Star newscaster of Hispanic TV."

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Did We Suck?

Friday, November 28, 2014

After hearing the rest of this special hour, Latino Rebels co-founder Julio Ricardo Varela returns to tell Brooke if we accomplished our goal to "not suck."

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