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Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Why Should You Read That Depressing News Story?

Friday, April 01, 2016

When President Obama criticized the press this week, he extended his criticism to the public too. As as members of a news-consuming public, what ethical responsibilities do we have? 

The Exploits and Inspiration of Africa's Most (and Least) Well-Known Undercover Reporter

Friday, April 01, 2016

The most celebrated face of investigative journalism in Africa belongs to a journalist who very few would recognize. He's even disguised himself as a rock to report a story.

Is This Food Racist?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

How do our assumptions about people affect our assumptions about their food? And how do their assumptions about our food affect how we feel about ourselves?
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Cuba: Tierra de Muchos Clichés

Friday, March 25, 2016

Cuba! Land of music, land of cars, land of cigars and rum! Most of all: land of worn out media clichés and tropes. A style guide for bad Cuba coverage.

Former ISIS Hostage: 'We Need A New Narrative'

Friday, March 25, 2016

French journalist Nicolas Henin was held hostage by ISIS for ten months. He says declarations of war against the terrorist group is exactly what it wants.

Bringing to Light U.S. Role in Argentina's Dirty War

Friday, March 25, 2016

On his visit to Argentina on the 40th anniversary of the military coup, Obama vowed to declassify documents showing U.S. role in abetting Argentina's Dirty War. 

Chinese Op-Ed Says Trump's Rise Illustrates Perils of Democracy

Friday, March 18, 2016

This week, in an op-ed published by the state-run Global Times, the Chinese government used Trump’s rise as an object lesson on the perils of democracy. 

'The Election-Industrial Complex'

Friday, March 18, 2016

You've heard that money buys elections. But if most of it is used on ineffective television ads, then what is it really buying? 

America's Long (Unaddressed) History of Class

Friday, March 18, 2016

Contempt for the poor has always been a fixture of American society.

The Body Of An American

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

In 1993, the photojournalist Paul Watson took three photographs of Somali dragging the body of an American soldier through the streets of Mogadishu. A new play examines the violence.
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The Subversive History of Adult Coloring Books

Friday, March 11, 2016

Years before adult coloring books were whimsical stress relievers, they were objects of political subversion. 

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

Friday, March 11, 2016

Driven by the desire to amass a beautiful library of rare books, a bibliophile becomes a notorious thief.  

Why the Publishing Industry Isn't in Peril

Friday, March 11, 2016

Stories about the imperiled publishing industry have become so familiar that it was something of a shock when publishers reported marked growth this past year.

Money ≠ Winning

Friday, March 04, 2016

Pundits often rely on the amount of money candidates have raised to predict whether they'll win. It's not that simple. 

Nate Silver on 2016: The Sky Is Orange

Friday, March 04, 2016

FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver crunched the numbers and found Trump's success was extremely unlikely. He wasn't wrong, and yet here we are. So why is this election so unpredictable?

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.

Spotlight on 'Spotlight', The Movie

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The movie "Spotlight" depicts the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation that uncovered the systemic sexual abuse and widespread cover up in the Catholic church.
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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: SCOTUS Edition

Friday, February 19, 2016

With the expertise of seasoned SCOTUS reporters, we've put together a handy guide for the discerning news consumer to make sense of the court, its decisions, and its coverage.

Our Justices, Our Selves

Friday, February 19, 2016

Cultural depictions of the Supreme Court can shed light upon the walled-off world of the justices. But does the court derive power from its inaccessibility? 

Cameras In The Court (Feat. The Justices)

Friday, February 19, 2016

Supreme Court justices refuse to allow filming in the court during oral arguments and on decision days. We consider the arguments for and against -- and the justices sing a song.