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Terror Reporting and Technological Paranoia

Friday, January 16, 2015

On the narratives we expect after a terrorist event, double standards for free speech in France, and the eerie technology of Black Mirror's not-so-distant future.

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A Cinematic Release

Friday, January 02, 2015

When a funeral director named Bernie Tiede shot and killed a wealthy widow in Carthage, Texas, townspeople were sympathetic toward Bernie and indifferent toward the murder victim. 

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Gavel to Gavel

Friday, January 02, 2015

The 1991 trial of a young woman named Pamela Smart was the first to be covered on TV, gavel to gavel.

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In Defense of True Crime

Friday, January 02, 2015

Salon senior writer Laura Miller says much True Crime rises above mere pulp. 

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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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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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Bruce W. Bray Jr.

Friday, December 26, 2014

On the Media producer Chris Neary reports an obit of Bruce W. Bray Jr.

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Deadbeats

Friday, December 26, 2014

OTM looks at the great decline in beat reporting. 

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Once Upon An Election

Friday, November 07, 2014

In the aftermath of midterms, election results swiftly fractured into election narratives. 

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Remembering Legendary Editor Ben Bradlee

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bob remembers the legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who died this Tuesday at age 93. 

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Want to Make a Bot That'll Write a Novel? November is the Time to do it.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

November is National Novel Writing Month. This year, for the second time, it's also National Novel Generation Month
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Two Journalists Debate Coverage of Israel-Palestine

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ethan Bronner and Matti Friedman, two journalists who've devoted their careers to reporting on Israel and Palestine, discuss how the international press treats this thorny story.    

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Ebola in Liberia, Outbreak Narratives, and Covering Israel-Palestine

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Liberian journalist on covering a deadly epidemic, how Hollywood influences our understanding of Ebola, and a debate between two journalists about the press and Israel-Palestine. 

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Ethan Bronner & Matti Friedman on Coverage of Israel-Palestine

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Ethan Bronner, deputy national editor for the New York Times, and Matti Friedman, Jerusalem-based journalist, debate how the international press treats the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Me and Dog

Friday, October 03, 2014

Two-time Pulitzer-prize winning Washington Post writer Gene Weingarten, an atheist, is fed up with the relentless drumming of religion into the heads of our impressionable youth.

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The USS Pueblo Propaganda War

Friday, September 26, 2014

In 1968, an American spy ship was captured by North Korea, and its 82 crew members became propaganda pawns on television and radio worldwide. 

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Animating Anti-Extremism

Friday, September 26, 2014

With the gruesome ISIS propaganda war in full force, a home-grown cartoon character named Abdullah-X is the face of a grassroots approach to anti-extremism. 

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Staring into the Abyss

Friday, September 19, 2014

Brooke explores our long fascination with nihilism: why it's popular today, and whether that's always been the case.

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TLDR #37 - Every City Gets the Hero it Deserves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Philadelphia Police's investigation of a hate crime finds an unlikely ally: a local anonymous sports blogger. 
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#37 - Every City Gets the Hero it Deserves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Philadelphia Police's investigation of a hate crime finds an unlikely ally: a local anonymous sports blogger. 
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