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Report Lays Out 10 Most Censored Countries

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Committee to Protect Journalists says Eritrea, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia are tops at silencing journalists.

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Morning Edition

Stories Behind This Year's Pulitzer Prize Winners

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday. Among the 22 winners were newspapers large and small. We report on three of the stories behind the winning coverage.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Toll of Denial, Love and Marriage on Trial, and Art Imitating Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Takeaway explores the West's role in the Mediterranean refugee crisis, same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and a new play on Justice Antonin Scalia. 

All Things Considered

Small South Carolina Newspaper Takes Home Top Pulitzer Prize

Monday, April 20, 2015

The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, fiction, poetry, drama, music, biography, history and nonfiction were announced Monday at Columbia University in New York.

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All Things Considered

BuzzFeed Under Fire After Deleting Stories Critical Of Its Advertisers

Monday, April 20, 2015

BuzzFeed is facing criticism after acknowledging that it deleted some posts because they criticized its advertisers.

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'Post And Courier' Of Charleston, S.C., Wins Pulitzer For Public Service

Monday, April 20, 2015

The newspaper's series examined why South Carolina is among the deadliest states for women in the United States. Anthony Doerr won the prize for fiction for All the Light We Cannot See.

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BuzzFeed Deleted Stories After Complaints From Advertisers

Monday, April 20, 2015

In a memo to staff, editor in chief Ben Smith acknowledged that the site had deleted more than 1,000 posts — three of them after complaints from advertisers. Gawker first reported on the deletions.

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The Takeaway

Ada Lovelace Reborn in Graphic Novel

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mathematician Ada Lovelace never got to complete her life's work, the "Analytical Engine," but her story is being revived in a new graphic novel, with a more happy ending.

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All Things Considered

When Video Games Are 'Patched,' Gamers Lose Trust In Reviews

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Video games are now being patched for problems after they are released, which makes reviewing them difficult. NPR's Arun Rath interviews Chris Kohler of Wired about how to keep game reviews relevant.

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'Furious 7' Races To New Record, Quickly Hitting $1 Billion Mark

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Universal says the movie is the studio's first to cross the billion-dollar mark during its first run in theaters, putting it above films such as Jurassic Park and Despicable Me.

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All Things Considered

Remembering Don Quayle, NPR's First President

Friday, April 17, 2015

The first president of NPR has died at the age of 84. Don Quayle had a long career in public broadcasting, both in television and radio. Susan Stamberg reflects on his impact on NPR and her career.

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PRI's The World

CBC tries to close the book on harassment and start anew with 'q'

Friday, April 17, 2015

The CBC hopes to turn the corner on an ugly episode involving a high profile case of sexual harassment in its workplace. It's relaunching its signature radio program 'q' with a new look, and a new host.

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TV's 'Sabado Gigante' Will Cease Production This Fall, Ending Record Run

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Univision variety show has been a ratings and cultural phenomenon, captivating viewers with a three-hour blend that included amateur talent shows, interviews and music performances.

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, April 17, 2015

A puppet plays Rush, Esquire unearthed an outrageous 1991 commercial for the Sizzler restaurant chain, and a Frenchman draws the space between buildings.

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ESPN Suspends Reporter Over Rant Recorded By Towing Company

Friday, April 17, 2015

A string of insults aimed at a woman who works at a towing company were recorded by a surveillance camera. Now they've come back to sting sports reporter Britt McHenry.

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Morning Edition

Clone Drama 'Orphan Black' Returns, As Complex And Complicated As Ever

Friday, April 17, 2015

The BBC America series returns for a third season on Saturday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show's dense stories are immensely absorbing, but can make it hard to follow for casual viewers.

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On The Media

Covering the Longshots

Friday, April 17, 2015

How will reporters cover 2016 candidates who probably won't win? Likely, a lot. David Leonhardt of the New York Times cautions against giving them too much attention.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Takeaway's Movie Date Podcast team reviews the new releases hitting the box office this weekend. 

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On The Media

The Right to Record Police

Friday, April 17, 2015

While bystander cellphone videos can shed light on police misconduct, the right to film the cops is not always guaranteed. 

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On The Media

Watchdogs In Tuxedos

Friday, April 17, 2015

A week before the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner, Bob revisits his critical trip to last year's event.

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