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Four Lessons From The Media's Conflicted Coverage of Race

Saturday, December 06, 2014

After grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes media missteps in discussing race.

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On The Media

Special: The UVA Story

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Rolling Stone retracted an explosive piece about a ritualistic gang rape at a frat house, as told by a single source. Here are the discrepancies we know about so far.
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'Rolling Stone' Says Trust In Rape Accuser 'Was Misplaced'

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Rolling Stone says it should have tried harder to verify the story of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Editors now say they didn't talk to the men who were accused.

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A Premature Obituary Can Be A Sweet — If Strange — Gift

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Obituaries tend to smooth over the failures in a long life. So, says NPR's Scott Simon, it might be nice to write one for a loved one while he or she is still alive to appreciate it.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Christmas Trees, Internet Phenomena, and Jargon

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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All Things Considered

Defining Narrative Questioned In 'Rolling Stone' UVA Rape Story

Friday, December 05, 2014

Rolling Stone says new discrepancies have emerged in its recent story about an alleged campus rape at the University of Virginia.

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'Rolling Stone' Says Trust In Gang-Rape Accuser Was 'Misplaced'

Friday, December 05, 2014

The magazine reported last month on a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012. It said today that there were "discrepancies" in its story.

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Staffers Resign En Masse At 'The New Republic' Amid Planned Changes

Friday, December 05, 2014

The magazine announced it was cutting its publication schedule, moving to New York and rebranding as a digital media company. Two top editors quit Thursday; more than half the masthead resigned today.

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The Takeaway

Reporting From The Front Lines of The Ebola Crisis

Friday, December 05, 2014

On The Media Host and Managing Editor Brooke Gladstone shares the perspective of journalists in Liberia who have covered the Ebola crisis from the very beginning.

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Morning Edition

Russian Newspaper Tries Reporting Only Good News

Friday, December 05, 2014

When the City Reporter was full of cheer, readership on its website suffered. So they're back to reporting regular news.

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On The Media

The Con Artists Take the Media

Friday, December 05, 2014

On how con artists can seize the media's power to make names for themselves.

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On The Media

Cameras, Conservatives, Con Men, and More

Friday, December 05, 2014

On police body cameras, the conservative reaction to events in Ferguson, and the con men who charm the media. 

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Little Trolls

Friday, December 05, 2014

Alanah Pearce is a video game reviewer who gets harassed a lot online. But recently she learned something about her harassers that gave her a new way to deal with them. 

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On The Media

A Letter

Friday, December 05, 2014

Bob reads a very powerful letter from a listener.

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'New Republic', In Major Change, Cuts Publishing Schedule; Top Editor Out

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Editor Franklin Foer and longtime literary editor Leon Wieseltier are both leaving. The magazine will drop from 20 issues a year from 10 and move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to New York.

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Morning Edition

Hate The Idea Of 'Peter Pan Live'? NBC Is Counting On It

Thursday, December 04, 2014

NBC's Peter Pan Live! production seems to be utterly in earnest — but TV critic Eric Deggans wonders if the show will need a viewership boost from critics snarking on Twitter to really succeed.

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Twitter Targets Trolls With New Rules On Abuse

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

One woman who has experienced abuse on Twitter calls the change "a big step up," as the company changes how it handles harassment and the ability to block other users.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Puns Punted From Chinese Media

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Pulitzer-prize winning writer and former New York Times reporter Sheryl WuDunn talks about China's media-wide ban on puns and wordplay.

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Podcasts Rise In Popularity, Funded By Advertisers And Listeners

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Millions are downloading and listening to podcasts. It's the source of original material and growing ad revenue. Apple's iTunes has 1 billion subscribers, and advertisers are seeing dollar signs.

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Columnist: Obama Has Failed Places Like Ferguson

Saturday, November 29, 2014

On Monday, the Grand Jury in Ferguson, Mo., chose not to indict Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to The Guardian's Steven Thrasher about the political outcomes.

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