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The War on Prevention

Friday, October 02, 2015

We tend to describe cancer with war metaphors: “battling” the disease, winning the “fight.” But this war language might actually be distorting how we think about cancer prevention.

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What Makes a Great Disease Story?

Friday, October 02, 2015

A rare muscle cancer made David Grover sick—and famous—when he was just a kid. But then the media moved on.

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Perception vs. Reality

Friday, October 02, 2015

The latest cancer cures, fundraising campaigns, and miraculous survival stories are ubiquitous in the news— but cancer coverage rarely reflects real-world cancer incidence rates.

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A Brief Biography of Cancer

Friday, October 02, 2015

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies, charts cancer’s 2,500 year history.

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The Cancer Show

Friday, October 02, 2015

A deep dive into cancer: in the media, in language, and in our mind's eye. 

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That Facebook Disclaimer? Ignore It.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

You've probably seen the declaration of privacy status making the rounds on Facebook. Trouble is, the post doesn't actually do anything. It's a hoax, and an old one at that.
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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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At Vienna's Westbahnhof Station

Friday, September 18, 2015

Brooke visits Vienna's main train station to talk with refugees gathered there, and speaks with Vienna-based journalists about how the Austrian press is covering the migration crisis. 

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A Deeper Understanding of Europe's Migration Crisis

Friday, September 11, 2015

While the coverage of refugee-laden boats and bedraggled droves on highways may generate sympathy, fear, or confusion, it doesn’t always convey reality.

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Enter and Return

Friday, September 11, 2015

On the language debate surrounding the Mediterranean crisis, debunking migration myths both foreign and domestic, and a visit to the 9/11 museum. 

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Refugees or Migrants?

Friday, September 11, 2015

As the crisis in the Mediterranean intensifies, news outlets wrestle with terms: should we say "migrant crisis" or "refugee crisis"?

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Open Closure

Friday, September 04, 2015

The rhetoric of ads on the Iran nuclear agreement, the ongoing fall out of the Ashley Madison hack, and the end of an iconic Spanish language variety show.

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Stock Market Volatility Edition

Friday, August 28, 2015

When stocks go haywire, so do reporters. A breaking news consumer's handbook to help you make sense of senseless stock market coverage. 

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The Danger Of Reading The News

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Committee to Protect Journalists' Joel Simon says many media organizations are putting readers in danger by publishing without encryption. 

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Flood of Lies

Friday, August 21, 2015

Revisiting the story of Sal and Mabel Mangano, nursing home owners who became media scapegoats for the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina.

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Lies and Spies

Friday, August 21, 2015

Media scapegoats for the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, imagining a Trump presidency, and the NSA's "house philosopher."

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Chasing Ghosts

Friday, August 07, 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, August 07, 2015

A special hour on the enthralling genre of true crime. 

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Havana, Hacks, and Shame Attacks

Friday, July 24, 2015

Revisiting the Elián González story as the US embassy reopens in Havana. Plus: Paul Ford examines the various issues raised by the Ashley Madison hack, and Jon Ronson on public shaming.

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"Black Twitter"

Friday, July 17, 2015

The LA Times just hired a reporter to cover Black Twitter. Dexter Thomas discusses his new assignment and what the media usually get wrong about this nebulous space in the Twitterverse. 

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