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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 48 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.

October 15, 2014 3 Comments

How Well Is The Media Covering Ebola?

David Folkenflik discusses how the media have been covering Ebola as NBC’s Nancy Snyderman takes heat for breaking a voluntary quarantine.

October 10, 2014 Comment

Washington Post App: Reversing the Paper's Problems?

The Washington Post will distribute a new app through Amazon. Will it help solve the paper’s digital and financial woes?

October 1, 2014 Comment

A Media Blast From the Past

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses the trend of print publications republishing archival materials.

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February 26 34 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26 2 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.

February 25 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week's DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25 105 Comments

Feminist Gamer Withdraws From PAX East, Citing Safety Concerns

Video game developer Brianna Wu discusses the threats against her and her role as a feminist leader amid the Gamergate controversy.