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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.

September 16, 2014 2 Comments

Sports Broadcasters React To Domestic Violence In The NFL

Even with multi-million dollar contracts between networks and the NFL, some sportscasters are excoriating the NFL over its response to players accused of domestic violence.

September 9, 2014 2 Comments

TMZ Video Brings Down Ray Rice

How did a gossip site obtain footage of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee, and why didn’t traditional sports journalist break the story first?

September 3, 2014 Comment

How Should The Media Cover ISIS?

How do newsrooms walk the line between covering these atrocities, and allowing ISIS to dictate the news cycle?

August 27, 2014 2 Comments

Reporters Say Questions About Police Corruption Led Them Back To The Newsroom

The Philadelphia Inquirer says it dug up damaging evidence against reporters at its sister newspaper the Daily News.

August 22, 2014 Comment

After Foley, How To Protect Journalists In Conflict?

Th U.S. refuses to pay ransom for hostages, but that doesn’t stop terrorist groups from continuing to kidnap journalists in conflict areas.

August 14, 2014 Comment

Arrest Of Journalists In Ferguson Raises More Questions About Police Conduct

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses what this could reveal about how police are treating locals.

July 23, 2014 6 Comments

Deeply Divided Opinions On Israel And Gaza Make News Coverage A Balancing Act

Nearly every report on the fighting between Israel and Hamas is considered biased by one side or the other.

July 16, 2014 Comment

Rupert Murdoch Makes A Play For Time Warner

The $80 billion takeover bid from Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox was rebuffed, but that may not stop the media magnate’s advances.

July 11, 2014 2 Comments

The Plot Thickens For Senator Menendez

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses how this strange story about the New Jersey Democrat has unfolded in the media, and its validity.

July 8, 2014 Comment

Wall Street Journal Turns 125 Under Rupert Murdoch

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses the paper’s distinguished history, place in U.S. media and how it’s changed under Murdoch’s ownership.

July 3, 2014 21 Comments

Conservative Talk Radio And Immigration

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik discusses conservative talk radio’s impact on the national conversation around immigration.

June 24, 2014 Comment

British Phone-Hacking Scandal Brought To A Close

While former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was found guilty of one charge, Rebekah Brooks was acquitted of all charges.

June 17, 2014 9 Comments

How The O.J. Simpson Saga Changed The News

Today, a 24-hour news cycle that obsesses over every detail of a story is commonplace. But the spark began 20 years ago.

June 12, 2014 5 Comments

Hillary Clinton's Book Tour Parallels An Early Presidential Campaign

NPR’s David Folkenflik talks about Clinton’s interviews and whether the tour is the latest step in a 2016 presidential bid.

June 9, 2014 Comment

Time, Inc. Debuts After Spinoff From Time Warner

The magazine company, home to Time, Sports Illustrated, People and about 90 others, started trading as a standalone company today.

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

November 21 5 Comments

Students Protest University Of California Tuition Hikes

In spite of protests on University of California campuses, the board voted to hike tuitions by about 5 percent every year for the next five years.

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 20 21 Comments

More Companies Selling Antibiotic-Free Meats

Demand is rising for meat raised without antibiotics. The owner of a company specializing in antibiotic-free meat and poultry joins us.