Aaron Swartz

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Friday, June 27, 2014

A documentary looks at the life and accomplishments of the Internet prodigy and activist for free access to digital information who committed suicide at 26, after a two year fight with the Federal government, which arrested him for hacking.

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On The Media

Managing the Media After Tragedy

Friday, October 25, 2013

Victims of tragedy and their families often struggle to create something worthwhile out of incalculable loss. To create awareness for their causes, they must learn how to manage the media. Karen Duffin reports on the intersection of tragedy and media coverage.

The Walkmen - Line by Line

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On The Media

Meet Strongbox

Friday, May 17, 2013

This week, to help insulate journalists and their sources from government surveillance, The New Yorker launched a new service. It’s called Strongbox, and it enables people to send messages and documents to journalists anonymously and untraceably. It was developed from code created by programmers Kevin Poulsen and the late Aaron Swartz. The New Yorker's Nicholas Thompson explains to Bob how it works.


Music: John Lurie - Horse Guitar


On The Media

Violent Video Games, Lying Athletes, and More

Friday, January 18, 2013

The history of studies on video games and aggression, a reporter's coverage of every underage gun death in New York City, Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o, and remembering Aaron Swartz.

New Tech City

NYC Tech Community Reacts to Aaron Swartz’s Death

Monday, January 14, 2013

On some website, mourning over the death of Aaron Swartz, the software developer and internet rights activist, has turned into a debate over access to information online.  New York’s tech community has been firmly on the side of Swartz and his open ideology.

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