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Want to know how Upworthy makes you feel things? Here's how.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Upworthy is built on curating and creating content that moves its audiences enough to share it on social media. But its also reviled for its sensationalist brand of headline.

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Virtual reality might change the way you see the world

Friday, November 13, 2015

Last week, the New York Times sent 1.2 million subscribers a set of virtual reality cardboard headsets. How much does the technology really move the needle on empathy?

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Twitter Turned Its Star Into a Heart. :’-(

Friday, November 13, 2015

Twitter replaced its icon for favorites, the star, with a heart. Emily Bell, director of the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism, explains why she really doesn’t heart... the heart.  

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Feel This

Friday, November 13, 2015

Student protests in Missouri, new and old attempts to inspire empathy, embracing the "hate read", moving on from the click, and more.

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ESPN's Piano Man

Friday, November 06, 2015

ESPN's former ombudsman, Robert Lipsyte, talks to Bob about the self-proclaimed "Worldwide Leader in Sports" and its fraught relationship with journalism.

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Debate Demands

Friday, November 06, 2015

Republican presidential candidates trying to reassert control over future debates were roundly mocked for their demands.

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Gotcha!

Friday, November 06, 2015

GOP presidential candidates try to reassert control over the debate process; in praise of the gotcha question; and the future of media with Alec Baldwin.

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Two Angry Men

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Bob talks with Alec Baldwin about all things media.
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"Spotlight" on Great Journalism

Friday, October 30, 2015

The new movie "Spotlight" depicts the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation that uncovered the systemic sexual abuse and widespread cover up in the Catholic church.

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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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Inside/Outside

Friday, October 30, 2015

Examining the trope of the political "outsider"; the relationship between polls and media coverage of candidates; the movie Spotlight; and the "Ferguson Effect". 

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Bacon Bits

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The WHO classified high consumption of processed meats like bacon and sausage as a class one risk factor for colorectal cancer. But contrary to headlines, it's NOT the same as smoking.
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Drone Language Decoded

Friday, October 23, 2015

Following the The Intercept's release of secret documents regarding the US drone program, a look at the vague, misleading language used by the Administration to describe drone attacks.

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A Benghazi Victim's Alter Ego

Friday, October 23, 2015

With House Republicans revisiting the 2012 Benghazi consulate attacks, we revisit a 2014 segment about one of the attack's victims, Sean Smith, better known online as "Vile Rat."

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Lockerbie, Revisited

Friday, October 23, 2015

More than 25 years after the Lockerbie bombing, a filmmaker travels to Libya to make sense of the unresolved attack and discovers some damning new ledes.

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Safe Harbor No More

Friday, October 16, 2015

A big decision from Europe's highest court offers some hope for the future... of privacy. 

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Porn Politik

Friday, October 16, 2015

A requiem for Playboy's nudes. Plus: Bernie Sanders versus the media, a major privacy case in Europe, and more.

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The Other Greenhouse Effect

Friday, October 09, 2015

Does the liberal intellectual press really influence the Supreme Court? 

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: SCOTUS Edition

Friday, October 09, 2015

With the expertise of seasoned SCOTUS reporters, we've put together a handy guide for the discerning news consumer to make sense of the court, its decisions, and its coverage.

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Bench Press

Friday, October 09, 2015

An hour on the Supreme Court, an institution as secretive as it is powerful -- and how we understand it. Plus: shopping for plaintiffs, press influence on the court, and a song.