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The Mysterious Rehana

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bob talks with Emergent's Craig Silverman about 'Rehana' - a mysterious Kurdish volunteer fighter who became the propaganda object of both ISIS and its enemies. 

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The Story Behind "The Dingo Ate My Baby"

Friday, November 21, 2014

In 1982, Lindy Chamberlain was falsely convicted of murdering her 9 week old infant daughter, and her cry for help became a global punch line. 

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Her Name is Rehtaeh Parsons

Friday, November 21, 2014

Rehtaeh Parsons's name became synonymous in Canada with online sexual cyber-bullying after her suicide following two years of torment. But now, saying her name is illegal.

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Covering an Epidemic

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Washington Post health reporter recounts his recent reporting trip to Liberia. 

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A Liberian Journalist on Ebola

Friday, October 10, 2014

Liberian journalist and editor Rodney Sieh on covering the story that could cost you your life.     

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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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Viral Narratives

Friday, October 10, 2014

How fictional narratives of epidemics affect the reality on the ground.

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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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The NSA Has An Advice Columnist

Friday, September 26, 2014

When employees of the NSA's Signals Intelligence Division need advice about workplace frustrations they can write 'Zelda.'

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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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Why CNN Decided Not to Air the John Cantlie Video

Friday, September 26, 2014

Last week, OTM aired three short excerpts from the first video of British ISIS hostage John Cantlie acting as a coerced news anchor in a grotesque ISIS news broadcast. 

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Confronting the Unknown

Friday, September 19, 2014

Why most Americans fear ISIS, politicians and pundits stoking terror panic on the US-Mexico border, and Nihilism: now and forever. 

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Most Americans Fear ISIS

Friday, September 19, 2014

Americans across the political spectrum are supporting Obama's military campaign against ISIS. What explains this striking unanimity in public opinion? 

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Not Reporting Journalist Kidnappings

Friday, September 05, 2014

Although the murders of journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley has been a major story for weeks, there are many journalist kidnappings that go unreported. 
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Media Kidnapping Blackouts, A Conversation With Carl Kasell, and More

Friday, September 05, 2014

Gruesome murders of American journalists by ISIS militants have raised serious questions about the way the media should cover these acts of terrorism.  

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Not Reporting Journalist Kidnappings

Friday, September 05, 2014

Although the murders of journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley has been a major story for weeks, there are many journalist kidnappings that go unreported.

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Dissecting the Media After Michael Brown

Friday, August 22, 2014

From Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown, how media coverage unspools. Also, the #ISISmediablackout after James Foley's murder, and how the music of reality TV manipulates viewers. 

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No, Ebola is NOT Coming to the U.S.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Contrary to what the media suggests, Ebola is not coming to the U.S. Bob talks with Dr. Daniel Bausch about what the media keeps missing. 

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Islamic State Imagery

Friday, August 15, 2014

Most of what we’ve seen of the Islamic State comes filtered through its own well-oiled media machine. Sebastian Meyer tells us about the images the I.S. wants us to see.

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