Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Is the Internet broken? Can we fix it?

Friday, November 13, 2015

In the desperate pursuit of clicks - and the advertising dollars that come with clicks - online publishers have realized the best way to grab our attention is to make us furious.

Want to know how Upworthy makes you feel things? Here's how.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Upworthy is built on curating and creating content that moves its audiences enough to share it on social media. But its also reviled for its sensationalist brand of headline.

Virtual reality might change the way you see the world

Friday, November 13, 2015

Last week, the New York Times sent 1.2 million subscribers a set of virtual reality cardboard headsets. How much does the technology really move the needle on empathy?

Twitter Turned Its Star Into a Heart. :’-(

Friday, November 13, 2015

Twitter replaced its icon for favorites, the star, with a heart. Emily Bell, director of the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism, explains why she really doesn’t heart... the heart.  

The Media Skirmish in Missouri Isn’t About the Media. It’s About Race.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Student protesters at the University of Missouri blocked media access in a confrontation caught on video. A reporter reflects on why the movement is keeping the press at arm's length.

Chicken or Egg? Media Pull Versus Push

Friday, October 30, 2015

Do candidates get more coverage because they're polling well, or do they poll well because they get more coverage? We're teaming up with FiveThirtyEight to search for an answer.

"Spotlight" on Great Journalism

Friday, October 30, 2015

The new 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.

Running As An 'Outsider': An American Tradition

Friday, October 30, 2015

Pundits are surprised at the draw of "outsider" candidates like Trump, Carson, Fiorina, and Sanders this year. They shouldn't be.

Marco Rubio: The Frontrunner in Third

Friday, October 30, 2015

Marco Rubio has been polling at a steady third - or lower - for months, so why have so many in the media tapped him as the favorite to win the Republican nomination?

"Ferguson Effect" Theory Falls Apart

Friday, October 30, 2015

Law Professor Jeffrey Fagan debunks the "Ferguson effect" theory - the idea that increased visibility and public scrutiny of police action impedes policing and encourages crime. 

Bacon Bits

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The WHO classified high consumption of processed meats like bacon and sausage as a class one risk factor for colorectal cancer. But contrary to headlines, it's NOT the same as smoking.
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The Truth Behind "Truth"

Friday, October 23, 2015

The film "Truth" relives the bungled CBS report on President George W. Bush's national guard record, and how it brought down the careers of Dan Rather and Mary Mapes. 

Drone Language Decoded

Friday, October 23, 2015

Following the The Intercept's release of secret documents regarding the US drone program, a look at the vague, misleading language used by the Administration to describe drone attacks.

Biden His Time

Friday, October 23, 2015

We say goodbye to the coverage of a fictional candidate, as Vice President Joe Biden announced that his non-existent campaign would continue... not to exist.

The Best Media a Presidential Election Can Hope For

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Brooke Gladstone, host and Managing Editor of On the Media, dissects the news media's coverage of everything from polling to debates.

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Safe Harbor No More

Friday, October 16, 2015

A big decision from Europe's highest court offers some hope for the future... of privacy. 

Playboy Covers Up

Friday, October 16, 2015

Playboy strips what made it iconic: the nude pictorial. In our requiem for the Playmate centerfold, we look back at the history and cultural impact of the magazine. 

Bernie Sanders and the Media

Friday, October 16, 2015

During the debate, Bernie Sanders took on too-big-to-fail banks, economic inequality, climate change, and the media. He's been fighting against the latter for a long time.

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: SCOTUS Edition

Friday, October 09, 2015

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.

Cameras In The Court (feat. The Justices)

Friday, October 09, 2015

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.