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Digital Drama at the New York Times

Friday, May 23, 2014

The recently leaked New York Times innovation report reveals the paper's struggle to transition from print to digital on even the most basic level. Bob talks with Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard, about the applicability of the report's findings to the newspaper industry at large.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Shocked by the Now

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Douglas Rushkoff, media thinker and author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, joins to discuss his new book and the idea that we no longer plan for the future, but instead spend our time grappling with the immediate.


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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is Netflix's "House Of Cards" The Future of TV?

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Bob Garfield, co-host of On The Media and author of The Chaos Scenario and the forthcoming Can't Buy Me Like: How Authentic Customer Connections Drive Superior Results discusses "House Of Cards", Netflix's first self-produced TV series, and what it might mean for the future of television on the internet.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Internet Addiction

Friday, December 14, 2012

During this week's interview with the author of The Parent App, two callers shared stories of their sons' internet addictions. Joining us now to discuss internet addiction is Howard Markel, professor of psychiatry, public health, history and pediatrics at the University of Michigan and the author of An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Decoding Your E-Mail Personality

Monday, August 01, 2011

Ben Zimmer, executive producer of and, and New York Times contributor, explains how forensic linguists try to detect "fingerprints" in e-mails and other digital writing. His article "Decoding Your E-Mail Personality" looks at the how it's done and what your e-mails and digital writing reveal about you.

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The Takeaway

Atavist: A Place for Long-Form Interactive Journalism

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Is there a place for long-form journalism among the blogs and the tweets, the Tumblers and the YouTubes? In a world where people can get their news in 140 characters, how are deeply reported, several thousand word long articles supposed to survive? It was this very question that inspired Evan Ratliff, a freelance writer for Wired, The New Yorker, and National Geographic to create The Atavist. (Check out a promotional video after the jump.)

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