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Steve Coll

President of the New America Foundation, writer for The New Yorker

Steve Coll appears in the following:

“This Is a Great Time to Enter Journalism”

Friday, January 03, 2014

Recently, Columbia Journalism School sent an invitation to prospective students saying "this is a great time to enter journalism." But the decline of the old media business model means finding a steady job in journalism is getting harder and harder. Bob talks to Columbia Journalism School dean Steve Coll about his responsibility to students to manage expectations about the journalism job market.

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The Big Leaks

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, and Steve Coll, contributor to the New Yorker, incoming dean of the Columbia Journalism School, and author most recently of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, discuss the Espionage Act and its application in the AP/Fox News Justice Department investigations and in the case of Bradley Manning, who is currently on trial. 

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Open Phones: Turkish Listeners on the Protests in Istanbul and Beyond

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Protests and clashes with police in Turkey are making headlines around the world. If you have ties to Turkey, tell us what you're hearing from friends and family and what you understand as the big issues in the demonstrations. How much is the issue the balance between a religious and a secular state? Why did a rally over a park turn into a larger protest? Plus, Steve Coll of The New Yorker joins to talk about the larger context of what happening in Turkey.

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Should Government Fund Public Broadcasting?

Friday, October 05, 2012

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said in Wednesday's debate that, if elected, he'd end the use of taxpayer money to support public media. Should we? In 2010, Reason.com editor-in-chief Nick Gillespie told Brooke that yes, we should. On the other side, New Yorker editor Steve Coll told Bob why public radio should continue to receive some taxpayer support.  

Emiliana Torrini - Gun

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ExxonMobil and American Power

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation and contributor to the New Yorker, and now author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, discusses the history of the oil company that sees itself as an "independent sovereign."

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Diplomats Respond to Violence in Syria

Thursday, March 01, 2012

As Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad continue to bomb opposition strongholds, the international community considers its options. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before Congress against President Assad making an argument that Assad would "fit into that category" of "war criminals." A meeting at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday also signaled renewed diplomatic efforts in Syria, but exactly how the international community might intervene remains to be seen.

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Steve Coll on the Middle East

Friday, May 20, 2011

Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation and contributor to the New Yorker, reacts to President Obama's speech and discusses the Arab Spring and the U.S. reaction.

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Talking to the Taliban

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation and contributor to the New Yorker, discusses his latest New Yorker article, which reveals that the U.S. has been in direct talks with the Taliban. He also reacts to the latest news from the Middle East.

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Blogging the Stimulus

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation and staff writer for the New Yorker, discusses his project to read the stimulus bill start to finish.

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Old Habits Die Hard

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Alan M. Webber, co-founder of Fast Company magazine and author of the new book Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self, talks about new ways to solve old problems – especially in these turbulent times.Jane Mayer on what we learn from the torture documents. ...

Great explanations: Steve Coll blogs the stimulus plan

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Veteran journalist Steve Coll has turned his investigative skills on the SEC’s relationship with Wall Street, the secret history of the CIA and the legacy of the Bin-Ladens. Now he is taking on a great civic feat and endeavoring to read all 407 pages of the stimulus plan. He’s been blogging as he goes, in what reads like a combination of explanatory journalism and travelogue. Steve Coll is the president of the New America Foundation and staff writer for The New Yorker. He has come up for air this morning to give us the lowdown on his journey through this colossal document.

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Line by Line

Monday, March 09, 2009

Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation and staff writer for The New Yorker, speaks about his project to actually read the stimulus bill from start to finish. Occasionally, he will join the show to report on what he's discovered. Help Steve Coll Out! Take a ...

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Unsung Hero

Monday, March 09, 2009

Herb Sturz, founder of the Vera Institute of Justice, is one of New York’s most overlooked social champions. Sam Roberts talks about his new book that profiles Sturz’s quest to tackle some of society’s toughest problems. Plus, Steve Coll decides to read every single word of the 407-page stimulus bill ...

30 Issues: Pakistan and Afghanistan

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Former New York mayor Ed Koch, now partner at Bryan Cave LLP and radio host, says the next president should pull out of Afghanistan before Iraq.

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Steve Coll, president and CEO of the New America Foundation, staff writer at the New Yorker Magazine and ...

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30 Issues: Iran, Israel and the Middle East

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Steve Coll, president and CEO of the New America Foundation and staff writer at the New Yorker Magazine, compares Bush administration foreign policy in the Middle East to what Obama and McCain espouse and discusses the regional challenges the next president is likely to face.

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The Bin Laden Family

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Mohamed bin Laden started as a bricklayer for an American oil company in the 1930s; he went on to build a family fortune as the official construction company of the Saudi Royal family. He also fathered 54 children, one of whom is Osama bin Laden. Pulitzer Prize-winner Steve Coll writes ...

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