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March 11, 2015 Comment

12,000 Words About A-Rod, And Not A Single One From Him

J.R. Moehringer spent more than 100 hours with Alex Rodriguez to write a piece for ESPN The Magazine, but didn’t quote him once.

March 4, 2015 7 Comments

As An Activist, How Do You Cover Immigration As A Journalist?

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses #EmergingUS and how news organizations have walked the line between activism and journalism.

February 23, 2015 16 Comments

Did Bill O’Reilly Embellish His Reporting?

The Fox News host is in the spotlight after allegations surfaced that he may have embellished personal accounts of his war reporting.

February 18, 2015 9 Comments

How Is ‘NBC Nightly News’ Doing Without Brian Williams?

It’s been about a week since Lester Holt took over the anchor desk, after Williams was put on leave without pay.

February 11, 2015 8 Comments

Two Media Giants Leaving Their Desks

As NBC announced Brian Williams will take a six-month unpaid leave of absence, word came that Jon Stewart will leave the “Daily Show.”

February 4, 2015 49 Comments

The Danger Of A Two-Sided Measles Story 

Does the media have a responsibility to report the scientific truth about measles, despite the controversy around people’s opinions?

January 30, 2015 Comment

Amid National Racial Turmoil, New York Times Drops Its Race Beat

Race and ethnicity reporter Tanzina Vega has been reassigned to cover the Bronx courts. NPR’s David Folkenflik weighs in.

January 28, 2015 5 Comments

Indiana Governor Getting Heat For State-Sponsored News Site

NPR’s David Folkenflik weighs in on Gov. Mike Pence’s plan for a state-run taxpayer-funded news site called “Just IN.”

January 14, 2015 19 Comments

Newest Charlie Hebdo Issue Empowers, Offends And Sells Out

NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik discusses the new issue, reaction to it and what it means for free speech.

January 7, 2015 3 Comments

A Closer Look At Charlie Hebdo

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses the satirical French newspaper’s history, writers and cartoonists, following a terror attack on its offices.

December 31, 2014 Comment

The Media’s Hits And Misses In 2014

From Serial to Rolling Stone’s botched UVA investigation, media correspondent David Folkenflik reviews the year’s dramatic twists and turns in the world of media.

December 17, 2014 3 Comments

In The Media: Torture By Any Other Name

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses how language choice in the media can frame the way we think about a subject.

December 10, 2014 Comment

As Editor-In-Chief Steps Down, Changes In Store for ‘The Bloomberg Way’

Matthew Winkle developed the newsroom’s reporting and editing method, and is now being replaced as editor-in-chief.

December 3, 2014 30 Comments

How The Media Covered Rape Allegations At UVA

Questions are being raised about a Rolling Stone reporter’s approach to investigating and telling the story of an alleged gang rape.

November 25, 2014 5 Comments

How The Media Handles Ferguson — And Vice Versa

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses the media coverage in Ferguson, including how the press handled last night’s violent protests.

November 19, 2014 2 Comments

How Media Companies Are Responding To The Bill Cosby Rape Allegations

Netflix has decided to shelve a Cosby stand-up special and NBC is facing mounting pressure to can a sitcom project in the works.

November 12, 2014 19 Comments

Three Stories Of Sketchy Journalism

NPR’s David Folkenflik talks about whether journalists who fabricate or rip off copy from others should be banished from the field forever.

November 5, 2014 Comment

‘The Conversation’ Hopes To Bring ‘Academic Rigor’ To News

A new journalistic organization enlists academics to explain complex stories, rather than using correspondents like most media outlets do.

October 29, 2014 Comment

Fusion Marks One Year In News

The TV network, born from the marriage of Univision and ABC, caters to millennials — particularly Latino millennials.

October 22, 2014 Comment

How Ben Bradlee Re-Shaped America’s Newspapers

As the editor who directed the Watergate coverage, Bradlee left an indelible mark on the newspaper industry.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

March 27 Comment

Using Poetry To Expose The Power Of Money, Class And Gender

Alissa Quart's first book of poetry is both personal and universal - inspired by work and research she has done as a journalist.

March 27 11 Comments

Yale Is Starting A VHS Archive And It’s Full Of Horror Movies

"Silent Night, Deadly Night," "Stripped to Kill" and "The Last Slumber Party" – all from the 80s – are a few of the titles.

March 26 3 Comments

Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’

In the writer-director's new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

March 26 Comment

How March Became Mad

The NCAA men's tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.