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Words Matter, So Here's 'Word Matters'

Saturday, November 15, 2014

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Standards and Practices Editor Mark Memmott about the language NPR uses and why.

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The Takeaway

The Five Best Things Online This Week

Friday, November 14, 2014

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the Sideshow podcast, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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On The Media

The FBI Blackmails MLK, A Comet's Song, and Reviving Net Neutrality

Friday, November 14, 2014

A newly released letter reveals the FBI's attempt to blackmail MLK into committing suicide. Plus, the song of the 67P comet. 

On The Media

The Suicide Letter

Friday, November 14, 2014

The attempts by late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to discredit Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were an ugly and well-documented chapter in American history. 

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On The Media

Can Journalism Impact Criminal Justice?

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Marshall Project, a new not-for-profit investigative journalism organization, focuses its coverage on the American criminal justice system. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sex and Radio

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Comparing WFMU to commercial radio is like comparing Nat Geo to People magazine. WFMU is weird. It's provocative. And the new film "Sex and Broadcasting" covers the fight to save it.

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Fishko Files

Vast Wasteland

Thursday, November 13, 2014

More than 50 years ago Newton Minow described television as a "vast wasteland," and the rest is history.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Looking Into the Private Lives of Public People

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, explains the art of writing revealing profiles of politicians and other notables.

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Farewell To Randy Jackson, An Example Of All That Ails 'American Idol'

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

As founding judge Randy Jackson announces his departure from American Idol, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says he embodies all that's wrong with a pioneering show that's become a pop culture cliche.

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All Things Considered

'Washington Post' To Add Editor's Notes To Fareed Zakaria Columns

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The editorial page editor of The Washington Post says he will append editor's notes to four columns by Fareed Zakaria, saying the columns failed to credit sources sufficiently.

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China's Leader Says Journalists Are Like Broken Cars

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Even the White House wasn't sure what to expect when Chinese President Xi Jinping took a rare question from a U.S. reporter during a joint news conference with President Obama in Beijing.

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The Takeaway

Fighting Fear to Stop The Spread of Ebola

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone have jumped dramatically and the government has responded by arresting critics. Is fear one of the gravest threats in stopping the spread of Ebola? 

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PRI's The World

The journalist profiled in Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' finds dark humor In Iran's prisons

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In a prison memoir, misery and pain are usually staples. But in "Rosewater," the story of Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari's time in Tehran's Evin Prison, dark humor and the absurd are given equal time.

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The Takeaway

Internet at the Speed of Government?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

President Obama came out in support of net neutrality this week. An advocate against the policy explains why he believes the internet is not a public utility.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Publishing Controversies, a Chef at Home

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Flemming Rose on freedom of speech. Chef Marcus Samuelsson cooks at home. Richard Ford's Let Me Be Frank With You. Plus: the publishing industry’s struggle over e-book pricing.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Setting off a Firestorm by Printing a Cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Flemming Rose, culture editor of the Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the prophet Mohammad 9 years ago, talks about his decision to print them and the debate they sparked.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Deep Scars of Battles Near and Far

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This Veterans Day, we explore how WWI is still impacting us, one general reflects on the failures of the Iraq and Afghan wars, and we look at the untold story of Jackie Kennedy.

As A New 'Doctor Who' Season Ends, Have Its Stories Matched The Hero?

Friday, November 07, 2014

Britain's Doctor Who series finishes its first season with new hero Peter Capaldi on Saturday. TV critic Eric Deggans says Capaldi's portrayal of the Doctor is often better than the stories he's in.

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The Takeaway

The Five Best Things Online This Week

Friday, November 07, 2014

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the Sideshow podcast, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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On The Media

Midterm Myths, Emotional Algorithms, and More

Friday, November 07, 2014

An unpacking of the post-midterm election myths, whether algorithms can intuit emotions, and 25 years after the Berlin Wall.