Friday, April 26, 2013
NPR's Quil Lawrence spent a decade in Iraq and Afghanistan as a war correspondent. But now, he's covering a new beat - veterans from those wars as they transition back to civilian life. Bob talks to Quil about challenging his own assumptions and the conventional wisdom on the veteran beat.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Should reporters lie or misrepresent themselves in order to get an important story? Undercover reporting has long been an effective, exciting and, some would argue, necessary journalistic tool. But at a time when the public's trust in the press is waning, can journalists afford to lie? In a story that originally aired in 2008, Brooke talks with undercover reporters and their critics.
Clive Carroll and John Renbourn - Robert's Sermon
Thursday, April 18, 2013
This week has seen an incredible volume of high-profile news stories. And even in the case of the explosion in the West, Texas fertilizer plant, and a massive earthquake in Iran, the bombing at the Boston Marathon seems to be gobbling up most of the airtime. What stories do you feel are getting short shrift this week?
Friday, July 29, 2011
What happens when the fear of appearing partisan prevents journalists from accurately describing what's going on? Are journalists struggling with objectivity bias when it comes to reporting on the debt ceiling? The Columbia Journalism Review's Ryan Chittum tells Brooke why he thinks the U.S. press has trouble communicating extreme political views.