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Morning Edition

Ben Bradlee, Who Led 'Washington Post' To New Heights, Dies At 93

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

As editor, Bradlee led the newspaper to national eminence with charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House.

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Morning Edition

Winners And Losers Of The Fall TV Season Begin To Emerge

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

One month into the TV season, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.

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The Boston Herald's Missed 'Cartoongate' Lessons

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The newspaper's heartfelt column about a political cartoon that was widely criticized as racist raises a question: Did editors learn the right lessons from the uproar?

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All Things Considered

One Feminist Critic's Battle With Gaming's Darker Side

Saturday, October 18, 2014

This week, Anita Sarkeesian, known for her series critiquing the portrayal of women in video games, canceled a talk at Utah State University after the school received a threat of a mass shooting.

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On The Media

The Medium is the Message at 50

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fifty years ago, Marshall McLuhan published Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. 

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In Forcing Out Senior Executive, New CEO Mohn Puts Stamp On NPR

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kinsey Wilson, hailed by many observers as a digital visionary, was abruptly ousted earlier this month. CEO Jarl Mohn says he sees untapped opportunities for growth in radio and digital audiences.

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PRI's The World

Hong Kongers see their famously freewheeling press under threat

Friday, October 17, 2014

The protests in Hong Kong are about democratic reform. But they’re also putting a spotlight on the issue of press freedom in the Chinese territory, where the news media’s reputation for being fiercely independent is now in question.

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Morning Edition

Free Speech In Hong Kong, Then And Now

Friday, October 17, 2014

NPR's Frank Langfitt has traveled to Hong Kong since 1997, when the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule. Back then, residents spoke openly and gave their full names. Not anymore.

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On The Media

"You Can Win with the Media"

Friday, October 17, 2014

A course being offered in St Louis aims to ease tensions between law enforcement and the press.

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On The Media

Unveiling CitizenFour, Inside Ferguson, and Protesting Outside SCOTUS

Friday, October 17, 2014

A look at Laura Poitras' new documentary about Edward Snowden, "CitizenFour," a view from inside the continued protests in Ferguson, and barring political protesters outside SCOTUS.

On The Media

McLuhanisms, 50 Years Later

Friday, October 17, 2014

Brooke speaks to Nicholas Carr about how Marshall McLuhan's theories have held up, 50 years later.

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On The Media

Ferguson on the Map and in the Mind

Friday, October 17, 2014

In the months since Ferguson erupted in protest after Michael Brown's death, the town has become shorthand for myriad social ills. But what's been the impact on the community itself? 

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PRI's The World

Elizabeth Peña paved the way for Latinas in Hollywood

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cuban-American actress Elizabeth Peña died on Wednesday in Los Angeles at the age of 55. Fans remember her for taking on those "tent pole" roles that moved her out of stereotypical Latina characters and into the mainstream.

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PRI's The World

Japan's timid coverage of Fukushima led this news anchor to revolt — and he's not alone

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Many Japanese believe the media hasn't done its job in holding the government and power companies accountable for the Fukushima disaster. Jun Hori, a former TV anchor, agreed. Now he and others are starting new media companies to break the compliant mold of Japanese reporting.

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All Things Considered

HBO GO Available To Non-Cable Subscribers In 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Starting next year, HBO says it will offer its programming on the web to those without a cable subscription. The service will be offered in the U.S. and there are plans to bring it overseas.

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All Things Considered

Gas Station TV Capitalizes On A Captive Audience

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gas Station TV is a company that provides television programming on screens at gas station pumps around the country. The company's CEO says its content and advertisements reach 50 million people.

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Morning Edition

Software Error Causes Nielsen Rating Mistake

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

For more than 260 weeks, ABC World News Tonight trailed NBC Nightly News. At last, they finally won a week. A software glitch, however, caused ABC to come out on top. NBC was restored to the top spot.

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Fresh Air

Journalist Talks Confidential Sources, Getting Subpoenaed And His New Book

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

James Risen could face prison for refusing to reveal his source for a story about a botched CIA operation intended to sabotage Iran's nuclear weapons program. His new book is Pay Any Price.

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On The Media

A Pop Song Written Using iOS's Predictive Text Feature

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

YouTuber Jonathan Mann has written a pretty solid pop song using only the predictive text function on his iPhone. 
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Morning Edition

Editor: New 'Cosmo' Woman Is 'Interested In Mascara And The Middle East'

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"Men are allowed to talk about sports relentlessly, and yet we still take them seriously," says Cosmo's Joanna Coles, so women should be able to talk about fashion and politics.

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