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Interview: Brooke Gladstone on New York Mag's Schedule Change

Monday, December 02, 2013

New York Magazine, long known as a cultural touchstone and pioneer in the magazine journalism world, is going bi-weekly.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Daniel Menaker on Life and The New Yorker

Monday, November 18, 2013

Daniel Menaker discusses beginning his career as a fact checker at The New Yorker in 1969. He was promoted to editor and he stayed at the magazine for another 24 years. InMy Mistake: A Memoir, he portrays life in that wonderfully strange place and beyond. He offers wry, hilarious observations on publishing, child-rearing, parent-losing, and the writing life.

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On The Media

Confiscating a Journalist's Documents

Friday, November 01, 2013

Audrey Hudson is a journalist for conservative news outlets like the Colorado Observer, NewsMax and The Washington Times. This August, while authorities executed a search warrant on her home on an unrelated matter, they confiscated some of her reporting notes. Now Hudson and The Washington Times are preparing a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security. Brooke talks to Hudson about the raid and the documents confiscated. 

Howard Shore - Cops Or Criminals Featuring G.E. Smith And Larry Saltzman

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Radio Rookies

Teens Report from Popup Newsroom, from Mayor's Race to City's Problems

Thursday, October 31, 2013

At the 3rd Annual NYC Digital Waves Youth Media Festival: NewsHive @ St. Joseph's College youth came together to produce, report, and make their own stories in just 10 hours.

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On The Media

Glenn Greenwald's Departure From the Guardian

Friday, October 18, 2013

This week, Glenn Greenwald, now a household name for his role in reporting the Edward Snowden leaks, announced he was leaving The Guardian for a "a once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity." Brooke talks to pressthink.org's Jay Rosen about that opportunity and how it could differ from current journalistic endeavors.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

On the Front Line with Marie Colvin

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

War correspondent Marie Colvin was killed in a rocket attack in February 2012 while she was covering the uprising in Syria. Her sister Cat Colvin and colleague Paul Conroy discuss her life and work.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Journalist Marie Colvin's Life and Work; Friends with Johnny Carson; Jo Baker's Novel; Bill Richardson on the Art of Negotiation

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Reporter Marie Colvin was killed in a rocket attack while she was covering the civil war in Syria in 2012. Her sister Cat Colvin and her colleague Paul Conroy discuss her life and work. Henry Bushkin talks about being Johnny Carson’s lawyer, fixer and confidant for 18 years. Jo Baker describes reimagining Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for her novel Longbourn. And former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson shares his hard-won secrets to negotiating with Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein, and the Taliban.

On The Media

NPR's Ombudsman Deconstructs an NPR Report

Friday, August 16, 2013

Two years ago, NPR aired a heartbreaking series on government failures in child welfare on South Dakota Indian reservations. Earlier this month, NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos released a comprehensive report on the series, saying that it was deeply flawed and should not have aired. Bob looks at the series and Schumacher-Matos' response.

Clint Mansell - Cruel Mistress

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Covering the Conflict and Unspoken Crimes in Syria

Monday, August 12, 2013

Janine di Giovanni discusses covering the conflict in Syria and talks about reports that rape has become an epidemic in Syria and in refugee camps as both sides seek to de-stabilize, frighten, and ruin the other. But unearthing the stories is difficult, and often impossible, because women in Syria face dire political, personal, and familiar consequences if they admit to being victims. Her article “Syria’s Unspoken Crimes” appears in the August issue of Vanity Fair. She’s also the author of Ghosts by Daylight: Love, War, and Redemption.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Reporting Civil Rights

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Bill Kovach and Clayborne Carson discuss putting together the two-volume anthology Reporting Civil Rights and the history of the civil rights movement it tells. It brings together for the first time nearly 200 newspaper and magazine reports and book excerpts, and features 151 writers, including James Baldwin, Robert Penn Warren, David Halberstam, Lillian Smith, Gordon Parks, Murray Kempton, Ted Poston, Claude Sitton, and Anne Moody, capturing the impassioned struggle for freedom and equality that transformed America.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Kelly McEvers' "Bad Year"

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Kelly McEvers, NPR's Beirut bureau chief, talks about the latest on the violence in Syria, and her new documentary "Diary of a Bad Year", which chronicles her life as a war correspondent, and explores why war reporters keep going back into conflict.

→ Event: Kelly McEvers at UnionDocs, Brooklyn | Friday, 7:30pm | More Information

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WNYC News

Interview: How Will the Manning Verdict Affect Journalists?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Army Private Bradley Manning was acquitted of the most serious charge against him, that of aiding the enemy. That charge worried many national security journalists, who felt a guilty verdict could've affected their work.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Hour With George Vecsey

Monday, July 22, 2013

George Vecsey spends the hour talking about his life and times covering sports for The New York Times and his other interests, including music.  He'll talk New York sports, including A-Rod and steroids, and the coming of the Brooklyn Nets, plus his new blog where he suggests a song for Stevie Wonder to sing for Trayvon Martin.  And he'll take your calls at 212-433-9692, that's 212-433-WNYC.

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New Tech City

Hackathons - Who Sponsors Them and Why?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The explosion of civic-minded hackathons raises the question of what the organizations funding them are trying to accomplish. 

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Radio Rookies

Radio Rookies DIY Workshop with DreamYard

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

WNYC

On July 2, 2013 Radio Rookies teamed up with the organization DreamYard for a Do-it-Yourself (DIY) workshop on how to produce stories through interviews and digital media. The DreamYard kids were an enthusiastic group who were eager to learn how to conduct their own interviews.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

TWA Flight 800 Revisited

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

A new documentary revisits theories that TWA Flight 800 was brought down by a man-made explosive, not mechanical failure. Kristina Borjesson, investigative journalist, director of the new film "TWA Flight 800", former CBS and CNN producer and editor of the book Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press (Prometheus Books, 2002), discusses her controversial new documentary about the cause of, and investigation into, the July 17, 1996 crash of the flight just after take-off from JFK.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cotton Tenants: Three Families by James Agee and Walker Evans

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Novelist Adam Haslett and John Summers, editior-in-chief of The Baffler, talk about a re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by James Agee and celebrated photographer Walker Evans, Cotton Tenants: Three Families. In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama, at the height of the Great Depression. They originally traveled there on assignment for Fortune magazine in 1936, but a story that was never published. Fifty years after Agee’s death, his report “Cotton Tenants” was discovered. Published for the first time, it includes 30 of Walker Evans’s historic photos.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Photojournalists on Covering the War in Iraq

Monday, May 13, 2013

Michael Kamber interviewed photojournalists from many leading news organizations to create a comprehensive collection of eyewitness accounts of the Iraq War—Photojournalists on War. He’s joined by photographers Alan Chin and Ashley Gilbertson, who discuss trying to cover the war in Iraq and examine the role of the media and issues of censorship. Photojournalists on War includes previously unpublished photographs by diverse group of the world's top news photographers.

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Schoolbook

HS News Sites May Soon Publish Their Own Obits

Monday, May 06, 2013

WNYC

Student newspapers that publish online are losing their hosting site. The move has left some local journalism advisers at a loss.

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On The Media

New Limitations to Freedom of Information Act Requests

Friday, May 03, 2013

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that states have the right to limit public records requests to only residents of that state. Brooke talks to Mark McBurney, one of the petitioners in the case, and Mark Caramanica, Freedom of Information Director for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

If you want to hear more on this story, listen to Brooke's interview with Michael Morisy, co-founder of open government website MuckRock on our blog.

Modest Mouse - Here It Comes

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