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Cover-Ups

Friday, April 19, 2013

Should reporters lie or misrepresent themselves in order to get an important story? Undercover reporting has long been an effective, exciting and, some would argue, necessary journalistic tool. But at a time when the public's trust in the press is waning, can journalists afford to lie? In a story that originally aired in 2008, Brooke talks with undercover reporters and their critics.

 

Clive Carroll and John Renbourn - Robert's Sermon

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Life and Times of TIm Hetherington

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sebastian Junger talks about directing the documentary “Which Way is the Front Line from Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington,” a portrait of the war photographer who in April 2011 was killed by mortar fire in Misrata, Libya, where he’d been covering the civil war. Junger is joined by James Brabazon, a war photographer who is featured in the documentary, and who was a friend of Hetherington. The film debuts April 18 on HBO, in conjunction with “Sleeping Soliders,” an outdoor exhibition of  Hetherington’s work at The International Center of Photography.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mental Health Care, Philippe Petit on Knots, Tim Hetherington and War Photograhy, a Look at Gov. Cuomo

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

On today’s show: we’ll look at the relationship between violent crimes like the shootings in Aurora and Newtown, and the country’s mental health policies and access to mental health care. Philippe Petit, who once walked between the two World Trade Center towers, explains how to tie a knot. We’ll look at the life and work of war photographer Tim Hetherington with his collaborator Sebastian Junger and war photographer James Brabazon. Chris Smith from New York magazine on whether or not Andrew Cuomo is the Machiavelli of Albany.  

WNYC News

Brooklyn Site Wins Pulitzer for National Reporting

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A small, Brooklyn-based online news site dedicated to covering the environment won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

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The Takeaway

Is This Plagiarism?

Thursday, April 04, 2013

From a very young age, we’re told to be honest, to tell the truth, and not to cheat. In most cases, we know when we’re breaking those rules. But in others, it’s not always so clear. Take, for example, journalism in the digital age.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tributes: Anthony Lewis

Monday, March 25, 2013

Anthony Lewis won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1955 for his reporting on the US government's loyalty program during the McCarthy era. He won his second in 1963 for his reporting on the Supreme Court for the New York Times. Lewis wrote for the Times until 2001, and his interest in justice continued to permeate his reporting and columns. He died recently at the age of 85. He was part of a panel discussion on censorship on the Leonard Lopate Show in 2008 and you can hear that conversation by clicking below.

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On The Media

Iraq's New Journalism

Friday, March 15, 2013

In a story that originally ran in 2006, Brooke talks with three Iraqis who worked as fixers for American journalists during the war. 

 

Rahim Alhaj - Taqsim Maqam Ajam

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On The Media

Catching Up With Iraq's New Journalists

Friday, March 15, 2013

What happened to the Iraqi fixers who spoke to On the Media almost seven years ago? Brooke speaks to Ayub Nuri, Zeyad Kasim and Ali Fadhil about where their lives have taken them since we spoke to them in 2006.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Do You Work for Free?

Thursday, March 07, 2013

A recent blog post by writer Nate Thayer has sparked a conversation about journalists working for free. We broaden the conversation to all fields — when is it worth it to work for no pay?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New York Review of Books at 50

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Bob Silvers, editor of the New York Review of Books, and contributors John Banville and Darryl Pinckney, discuss the publication’s 50th anniversary. A year of special events to celebrate the anniversary launches with a large public event at Town Hall on Tuesday, February 5, that will include contributors Michael Chabon, Joan Didion, John Banville, Mary Beard, Daniel Mendelsohn, Darryl Pinckney, and Mark Danner. 

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Here's The Thing

Jill Abramson

Monday, February 04, 2013

Some media critics have speculated that this 2013 interview may have been a factor in the former New York Times executive editor's dismissal.

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The Takeaway

'Reportero' Tells the Story of Journalists Who Risk Their Lives in Mexico

Monday, January 07, 2013

The Committee to Protect Journalists estimates that 48 journalists have been killed or kidnapped in Mexico between 2006 and 2011. In a new point-of-view-style documentary airing on PBS stations tonight, filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz follows the story of a Mexican newspaper and its brave editorial team which is moving forward with its mission despite direct attacks on its own staff and reporters.

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WNYC News

Best of 2012: Longform Writing About The NY Region

Sunday, December 16, 2012

New York's magazines and newspapers cover the world, but they also produce great journalism about the tri-state region. Eddie Robinson spoke with Jody Avirgan, a contributing editor at Longform about the best 2012 nonfiction about our community.

 

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The Takeaway

Major Report Could Forever Change British Journalism

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A recently published report in Britain stemming from the phone hacking scandals involving Rupert Murdoch's News of the World calls for a new press regulatory body, one that is independent from industry and government leaders. Nadhim Zahawi is a British Conservative Member of Parliament. He says the report could have lasting effects on British journalism and politics.

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The Takeaway

Cleveland Plain Dealer Launches Campaign Against Cuts

Monday, November 12, 2012

The "Save The Plain Dealer" campaign began this weekend in Cleveland as journalists react to rumors about staff cuts and reduced publication of the paper which, like many newspapers, has fallen on difficult times.

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On The Media

Clark Kent Quits The Daily Planet

Friday, November 02, 2012

In the latest issue of Superman, Clark Kent quits his job at The Daily Planet while soliloquizing about how poor print journalism has become. Brooke talks to Larry Tye, author of Superman: The High Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero about Clark Kent's history as a journalist, the ethical conundrum of covering his alter-ego, and the Man of Steel's potential future as a blogger.

Adventures of Superman Theme

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Radio Rookies

The Ripple Effects of Digital Waves

Friday, October 26, 2012

Three cheers for another successful year! Bravo to our youth organizers who did an incredible job of creating what is a now a great tradition of bringing together youth, youth media enthusiasts and media professionals! 

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WNYC News

Exit Interview: Nicholas Lemann Steps Down as Dean of Columbia Journalism School, and Doesn't Plan on Tweeting

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

After 10 years on the job, Nicholas Lemann, dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, will give up his leadership role at the end of the academic year.

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Here's The Thing

David Brooks

Monday, October 08, 2012

Alec talks with David Brooks on stage at Joe’s Pub. Brooks is known as a Conservative voice, but former Obama advisor David Axelrod described him as a “true public thinker.” 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tarun J. Tejpal’s The Story of My Assassins

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Based on actual events, Tarun J. Tejpal’s The Story of My Assassins is about a journalist who learns that the police have captured five hit men on their way to kill him. The news prompts him to launch an urgent investigation into the lives of his aspiring murderers and their mastermind, and forces him to reexamine his own life. The novel is part thriller, part romance, and moves from India’s grand palaces to its seediest slums.

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