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Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone is best known for the …pause…that Bob Garfield inserts before mentioning her name in the credits for On the Media. Among her other accomplishments, she was an NPR Moscow-based reporter, its first media reporter, senior editor of NPR’s All Things Considered, and the senior editor of Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. As the years progress, she grows ever more senior.

She’s the recipient of two Peabody Awards, a National Press Club Award, an Overseas Press Club Award and many others you tend to collect if you hang out in public radio long enough.

Just before coming to On the Media, she did some pilots for WNYC of a call-in show about human relationships with Dan Savage called A More Perfect Union. That was pretty cool.

She also is the author of The Influencing Machine (W.W. Norton), a media manifesto in graphic form, listed among the top books of 2011 by The New Yorker, Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal, and among the “10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction” by The Atlantic.

Gladstone always wanted to be a comic hero and she finally did it. Here she is animated.

At WNYC’s 2012 Christmas party, backed by the fabulous Radio Flyers band, she sang “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen,” with her sisters Lisa and Stacey, thus fulfilling all her dreams.

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Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Ferguson on the Map and in the Mind

Friday, October 17, 2014

In the months since Ferguson erupted in protest after Michael Brown's death, the town has become shorthand for myriad social ills. But what's been the impact on the community itself? 

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McLuhanisms, 50 Years Later

Friday, October 17, 2014

Brooke speaks to Nicholas Carr about how Marshall McLuhan's theories have held up, 50 years later.

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The Making of CitizenFour

Friday, October 17, 2014

Brooke speaks with New Yorker staff writer George Packer about profiling filmmaker Laura Poitras as she made the documentary CitizenFour, about Edward Snowden.

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Viral Narratives

Friday, October 10, 2014

How fictional narratives of epidemics affect the reality on the ground.

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Covering an Epidemic

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Washington Post health reporter recounts his recent reporting trip to Liberia. 

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"Ebola: What It Is"

Friday, October 10, 2014

Inspired by CNN's chyron "Ebola: The ISIS of Biological Agents?" photographer and novelist Teju Cole wrote about what else cable news thinks Ebola might be.

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A Liberian Journalist on Ebola

Friday, October 10, 2014

Liberian journalist and editor Rodney Sieh on covering the story that could cost you your life.     

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Two Journalists Debate Coverage of Israel-Palestine

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ethan Bronner and Matti Friedman, two journalists who've devoted their careers to reporting on Israel and Palestine, discuss how the international press treats this thorny story.    

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Ethan Bronner & Matti Friedman on Coverage of Israel-Palestine

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Ethan Bronner, deputy national editor for the New York Times, and Matti Friedman, Jerusalem-based journalist, debate how the international press treats the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Bagels!

Monday, October 06, 2014

On The Media's Brooke Gladstone calls modern fluffy bagels "a betrayal." Anthony Weiner calls BuzzFeed's bagel judging event "offensive.” What's the right way to do bagels?

The Education Battle of 2014

Friday, October 03, 2014

The College Board's new Advanced Placement US History framework is causing controversy across the nation. Why? 

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Riding the Rumor

Friday, October 03, 2014

A longtime chronicler of media misinformation creates a real-time rumor tracker called Emergent.info. 

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The Splintering Image of the Secret Service

Friday, October 03, 2014

In light of the revelations of major security lapses at the White House, Brooke examines the crumbling image of the Secret Service.

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Most Americans Fear ISIS

Friday, September 19, 2014

Americans across the political spectrum are supporting Obama's military campaign against ISIS. What explains this striking unanimity in public opinion? 

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Empty Fears at the Southern Border

Friday, September 19, 2014

 Homeland Security officials have declared that there is no evidence of ISIS terror cells at the Mexican border. That hasn't stopped the media and politicians from stoking fears. 

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Staring into the Abyss

Friday, September 19, 2014

Brooke explores our long fascination with nihilism: why it's popular today, and whether that's always been the case.

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The Labor Beat

Friday, September 12, 2014

As the power of the unions declined, so did the number of labor reporters covering them.

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The History of Beats

Friday, September 12, 2014

You’d think that beat reporting has been fundamental to journalism since the birth of the business. But beats didn’t really take off until a little over a century ago.

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Brooke and Bob on the Decline of Beat Reporting

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bob remembers the best story he got while working the crime beat for a small newspaper in Pennsylvania.

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The Obit Beat

Friday, September 12, 2014

There’s a saying from the early days of newspapers that goes “everyone gets to be in the paper twice: when they’re born, and when they die.”

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