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Morning Edition

In Mexico, A Fight Over Press Freedom

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Mexican broadcaster has fired one of the country's most prestigious journalists and set off a firestorm over freedom of expression and the press.

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Morning Edition

Does Success Of HBO's 'The Jinx' Herald New Form Of True-Crime TV?

Monday, March 16, 2015

The docu-series ended Sunday with murder suspect Robert Durst seeming to admit guilt. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says that moment may also have created a TV genre with its own set of rules.

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Univision Race Gaffe Shows Culture Gap

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Univision commentator's ugly remarks about Michelle Obama are more than just an idle misstep. Essayist Maria Murriel says they reveal an ugly truth about Latin American culture: It's really racist.

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, March 13, 2015

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

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Defining Masculinity, The Ides of March, and Long Lost Fairy Tales

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Takeaway explores masculine identity in the age of feminism, we get the true story about Julius Caesar's death, and we explore a long lost book of fairy tales.

On The Media

Cashing In On Ferguson

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ferguson has become a buzzword, a symbol, and a business—all while ignoring the struggles of daily life for protesters on the ground. 

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On The Media

Treason, Stunt, or Idiocy?

Friday, March 13, 2015

The National Iranian American Council's Jamal Abdi discusses the potential fallout from the media's coverage of the open letter to Iran by forty-seven Senate Republicans.

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FCC Publishes Full Text Of Net Neutrality Rules

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Two weeks after it voted to approve rules on net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission releases what Chairman Tom Wheeler calls "a shining example of American democracy at work."

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Claude Sitton, 'Dean Of The Race Beat,' Dies At 89

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sitton's reporting from the front lines of the civil rights movement earned him the ire of Southern officials and attention from the Department of Justice.

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The App Of The Moment: Meerkat Tests Our Desire To Share Live Video

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The new mobile app for live video streaming piggybacks off Twitter and is easy to use. Meerkat comes at a time when video is increasingly popular. But can the hype last?

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The Takeaway

Our Social Media Profiles, Ourselves

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Jacob Silverman is author of "Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection." He says that our use of social media is fundamentally changing how we live. 

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New HBO Now Streaming Service Shows Consumer's Will Is King

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

HBO on Monday announced a new service presenting its shows online without a cable subscription. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it also shows the power of consumers to bring change in a digital world.

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Neighbors Surprise Man By Using Sign Language; Hearts Melt

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The story of how Istanbul residents learned sign language to create a special day for a neighbor has turned a Samsung ad into an international viral hit.

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On The Media

My Name Is Hollywood And I Have A Problem

Friday, March 06, 2015

Even if you've never been to an AA meeting, chances are you think you know how one works, thanks largely to film and television. Not so, says investigative journalist Gabrielle Glaser.

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Former NBC Executive Returns To Oversee Troubled News Division

Friday, March 06, 2015

Andrew Lack held top roles at NBC from 1993 to 2001. He is returning as chairman of NBC News in the wake of Brian Williams' suspension as chief anchor.

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On The Media

Sinful But Valuable

Friday, March 06, 2015

Groups like ISIS and the Taliban have long used the Quran to justify the destruction of priceless antiquities. 

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On The Media

Internet Indoctrination

Friday, March 06, 2015

The unmasking of ISIS's "Jihadi John" has prompted questions about radicalization and how it happens to young people far from Syria.

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Fishko Files

Andy Warhol

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Andy Warhol’s image is rarely out of the public eye.

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PRI's The World

A Mexican series finds overlooked stories of immigrants in America — including one from The World

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Radio producer Betto Arcos isn't used to being on the other side of the microphone. But when a Mexican filmmaker chose Arcos to be a subject in a documentary on successful Mexicans in the United States, how could he refuse?

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PRI's The World

A Middle East 'fake news' site skewers everyone — from Emiratis to ISIS militants

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Pan-Arabia Enquirer is The Onion of the Middle East. Typical headline: "The Pan-Arabia Enquirer “not offensive enough” say disappointed jihadists"

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