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September 4, 2015 Comment

Iran Mentions Prisoner Swap, But Rezaian’s Fate Still Unsure

The speaker of Iran’s parliament mentioned a prisoner swap as a practical way Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian could be freed.

August 28, 2015 3 Comments

After Katrina, New Orleans Media Didn’t Leave

The hurricane shut down the Times-Picayune’s presses but that didn’t stop the staff from covering the storm around the clock.

August 26, 2015 25 Comments

Trump Kicks Out Univision’s Jorge Ramos: The Aftermath

Donald Trump continued making media enemies last night when he kicked out Univision’s most recognizable journalist.

August 20, 2015 3 Comments

Gawker, Salon, Vice To Unionize Their Editorial Staffs

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik explains why unions are making their way into new media, and why BuzzFeed is opting out.

May 21, 2015 23 Comments

Wide Media Coverage Of Fabricated Study Raises The Question, How To Do It Better?

The results of a recent study in the journal Science about changing people’s views on gay marriage turned out to be fabricated.

May 7, 2015 8 Comments

Turmoil Leads Al Jazeera America To Remove Head Of Network

Ehab Al Shihabi has lost his job as CEO of the news network, following the resignations of three high-ranking executives in the last week.

April 29, 2015 Comment

A Look At Media Coverage Of The Riots In Baltimore

As Jon Stewart noted on The Daily Show, some news outlets ignored the riots in favor of covering the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

April 22, 2015 12 Comments

’60 Minutes’ Footage Of Sarin Gas Attack Prompts Questions About Graphic Images

CBS News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley said there was no question at the network of whether or not to air the video.

April 15, 2015 24 Comments

HBO On Trial For ‘Fabricating’ Child Labor Story

British sports equipment supplier Mitre is claiming HBO defamed the company in a 2008 segment of “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.”

April 6, 2015 15 Comments

Report Finds Failures In Rolling Stone’s Retracted Rape Story

The report, commissioned by Rolling Stone, was authored by Columbia Graduate School of Journalism deans.

March 18, 2015 Comment

Durst ‘Confession’ Raises Ethical Questions

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses the ethical questions for filmmakers surrounding a supposed confession caught on tape.

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.

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

September 3 3 Comments

Explore Yogurt’s Savory Side With These Recipes

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst brings us ideas and recipes, including one for zucchini-yogurt-mint fritters.

September 3 41 Comments

Steve Almond’s Manifesto Against Football, Continued

The author and lifelong football fan has written a new afterward to his controversial 2014 book "Against Football."

September 2 9 Comments

Why Head Lice Are Becoming More Drug-Resistant

Some of these small parasites have been mutating and are now resistant to many over-the-counter medications.

September 1 12 Comments

Favorite Son Hopes To Revive Michigan Football

The story of what's happened at Michigan over the last decade plays out in a new book by John Bacon.