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Bob Garfield

Host, On The Media

Bob Garfield appears in the following:

The Counterintuitive Conspiracy of the Panama Papers

Friday, April 08, 2016

Conspiracy theorists are poring through the Panama Papers, but not for the reasons you might think. The revelations, many say, are just a distraction -- or targeted.

A Global Newsroom Digs Through the Panama Papers

Friday, April 08, 2016

How did 400 journalists from nearly 80 countries go through the world's largest data leak? Very carefully.

Behind the Panama Papers

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

How do you sort through 11.5 million documents in the world's largest whistleblower leak? Very carefully.
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Fighting FOIA With FOIA

Friday, April 01, 2016

A reporter uses FOIA to expose how Obama's self-proclaimed "most transparent administration in history" has tried to kill FOIA reform. 

The Posthumous Fame of Chantal Akerman

Friday, April 01, 2016

As a multi-city retrospective of late director Chantal Akerman's 40 plus films launches, can Akerman achieve in death the fame she hoped for in life? 

'Momentum' By Any Other Name...

Friday, April 01, 2016

Every election, you hear a lot about a candidate having or losing "momentum." What does it mean? Almost anything, and therefore nothing.

The Dismantling of Press Freedoms in Turkey

Friday, March 25, 2016

A government crackdown on free speech has reached new depths in Turkey, with reporters muzzled and newspapers shuttered or seized by the government. 

The Paradox and Consequence of Declaring 'Genocide'

Friday, March 25, 2016

The US government has only used the word 'genocide' twice in response to an ongoing conflict, the most recent declaration was on March 17. It's a momentous act. But what does it mean?

Cuba's Advertising Challenge

Friday, March 25, 2016

The Cuban constitution bans the use of media to promote capitalism. This means Cuban business owners have to get creative when it comes to advertising. 

Gawker, Hulk Hogan, and the First Amendment

Thursday, March 24, 2016

President and general counsel for Gawker, Heather Dietrick, discusses a Florida jury's $140 million judgement against the company for posting an excerpt of a Hulk Hogan's sex tape.
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Who Are Trump Supporters?

Friday, March 18, 2016

Outright racists? The disaffected working class? Astute political subversives? The media struggles to explain the Trump insurgency. 

A New Low for China's Press Freedoms?

Friday, March 18, 2016

China has not been known for a robust, independent press. But a crackdown from the government has made it official: state-run news outlets are now mouthpieces for the Communist Party. 

The Business of Books By the Foot

Friday, March 11, 2016

The Frederick, Maryland warehouse of Wonder Book is where unwanted used books go to find a second life--as decorative objects sold by the foot to fill empty bookshelves.

Why Is Amazon Opening Physical Bookstores?

Friday, March 11, 2016

In November 2015, Amazon opened a bookstore in Seattle, potentially the first of many. Could physical bookshops hold the key to the retailer's digital strategy?

A War Reporter Played By Tina Fey

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Kim Barker, author of the memoir that inspired Tina Fey's new film, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, reflects on covering war in Afghanistan. 
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"Magic" Terre Haute

Friday, March 04, 2016

What if the will of the electorate could be divined without polling and pundit guesswork? There may be a way.

The Punditocracy

Friday, March 04, 2016

Yes, this election year has been particularly unpredictable, but that alone doesn't let the media off the hook. After all, they're always wrong! Why? That's a bit more complicated.

The Psychology of Predictions

Friday, March 04, 2016

If political prognostication is usually so wrong, why do we keep listening? And what makes a good forecaster, anyway?

Guantanamo As Propaganda

Friday, February 26, 2016

One of the major arguments for closing Guantanamo prison has been that it is serves as a recruiting tool for terrorists. Fourteen years after it opened, how do jihadis see the prison?

Apple vs. the FBI

Friday, February 26, 2016

Is the fight between Apple and the FBI about lofty principles of privacy vs. national security, or more about respective self-interests?