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The Brian Lehrer Show

Novel Take on Newspapers

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A New York Times sports columnist's first novel takes place in a topsy-turvy newspaper world of the 1990s.

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On The Media

The Powers That Used To Be

Friday, May 09, 2014

Used to be that traditional media outlets like The Washington Post set the news agenda in the nation's capital. But the new media landscape is shifting the power to influence to some unlikely players. Bob visits The Washington Post, Politico and Buzzfeed to see how each of them is trying to dominate the DC conversation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Exit Interview: Clyde Haberman and His "B-List" NYC Issues

Friday, January 03, 2014

After 37 years, Clyde Haberman is leaving The New York Times. He talks to Brian about his career as a reporter and columnist, and some of the lesser issues that still matter and help define life in the city, from noise to walkability.

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On The Media

The Great Newspaper Strike of 1962-1963

Friday, August 09, 2013

Fifty years ago, 17,000 New York City newspaper workers went on strike, shuttering the city's seven daily papers for 114 days. Rooted in fears about new "cold type" printing technology, the strike ended up devastating the city's newspaper culture and launching the careers of a new generation of writers including Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, and Nora Ephron. Vanity Fair contributor Scott Sherman talks with Bob about the strike and its legacy.

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WNYC News

Union Chief Optimistic About Star-Ledger Future

Friday, July 05, 2013

New Jersey's largest newspaper, the Star-Ledger in Newark, has been making headlines itself and raising concerns about the future of a Pulitzer-winning publication.

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Fishko Files

50 Years After the Newspaper Strike

Sunday, March 31, 2013

If you’re reading this, you’re looking at a computer screen, a cell phone, a tablet, or some other powered-by-electricity, hooked-up to the internet, technological device. Just 50 years ago, in 1963, the internet didn’t yet exist, and broadcast news was nowhere near the 24-hour coverage of today. People largely received their news through newspapers. And, 50 years ago, New York City was just emerging from a 114 day newspaper blackout.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Foreign policy priorities for Obama's second term

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Foreign policy priorities for Obama's second term

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Schoolbook

The Scoop From a Survey of School Papers

Monday, November 26, 2012

Despite the fractured fall semester, high school journalists have managed to publish at least one edition of their school papers. Here's a summary of the top news from the student members of the press.

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Schoolbook

Remembering a Murrow H.S. Student Named Adam Yauch

Thursday, May 10, 2012

When Adam Yauch, one of the founding members of the Beastie Boys, died of cancer last week, one of the people who mourned him was his English teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School, who recalled him "writing from the heart.'' She says to teachers: "We can never know which of our students will bring about the next revolution or create the next new idea and inspire a generation.''

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Schoolbook

For Cardozo Students, a Broad Menu of Lunchtime Possibilities

Monday, May 07, 2012

In elementary and middle school, lunch is guaranteed and programmed into every student’s schedule. In high school, because of scheduling conflicts, or other reasons, not every student has a lunch period during the school day. A student describes how this works at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Queens.

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Schoolbook

Giants Fans at Murrow High School Celebrated, But at School

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

At Edward R. Murrow High School, there were fewer absences on Tuesday than there were on Monday, despite the lure of the parade across the river in Lower Manhattan in celebration of the Giants' Super Bowl victory.

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Schoolbook

What Makes a Good Teacher? Ask a Student

Friday, January 06, 2012

Everyone has an opinion about what makes a good teacher. Here's what students at Edward R. Murrow High School think about what it takes for a teacher to be effective in the classroom.

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Schoolbook

This Just In: Students Love Print

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Student newspapers at New York City high schools don't have much of a Web presence, but oftentimes it's because students look forward to distributing their newspapers "hot off the presses.''

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Schoolbook

Changes in the Lunch Line for Some Schools

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

As more students across the country are signing up for free or reduced lunches because of the ailing economy, in New York City, principals are trying to collect lunch money from those students who are not eligible for free lunch, but whose meals were being picked up by the city in past years. Here is how it is affecting students at Edward R. Murrow High School, as reported by the The Murrow Network, the student newspaper.

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Schoolbook

At Murrow, Missing Mr. Fattorusso, Ms. Totillo, Ms. Leone and Ms. Senia

Friday, November 18, 2011

Edward R. Murrow High School lost four members of its staff to the budget cuts that hit schools all over the city last month. Reporters for the student newspaper talked with them about losing their jobs.

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Schoolbook

Silent Protest of Uniforms: Hoodies and Stretch Pants

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Last year, they protested over bathroom access. This year, students at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers were upset about a new dress code, but a planned protest never materialized. Instead, those without uniforms were sent to the auditorium.

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The Takeaway

Examining The Dynasty of Another Newspaper Family

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rupert Murdoch and his son James testified before the British Parliament yesterday, as one of their company's papers is mired in an illegal phone hacking scandal. Apropos of this, we decided to take a look at the dynamic of dynasties in the newspaper industry with Emily Bingham. She is a historian and a descendant of the Robert Worth Bingham, who for decades owned numerous media properties in Louisville, Kentucky, including the Louisville Times and The Courier-Journal.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Year Inside the New York Times

Monday, June 13, 2011

Andrew Rossi, director of “Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times,” and New York Times writer Brian Stelter and editor Bruce Headlam, both featured in the documentary, talk about the transformation of the media industry as the Internet is surpassing print as our main news source and newspapers are going bankrupt. In the tradition of fly-on-the-wall documentaries, the film shows the inner workings of the New York Times newsroom and the Media Desk. “Page One” opens at the new theater at Lincoln Center and at the Angelika Film Center on June 17.

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Studio 360

360 Staff Pick: State of Play

Thursday, April 15, 2010

 

The movie starring Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck doesn’t hold a candle to the gripping BBC series on which it was based.  A newspaper investigates the death of a young woman, uncovering layer after layer of intrigue in the process. The plot is watertight and ...

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WNYC News

Chicago Sun-Times Joins the Bankruptcy List

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Flickr photo by Abhi Here

Flickr photo by Abhi Here

 

With over $800 million in debt, the Sun-Times Media Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today.

Due to a decline in advertising revenue, this renders both of Chicago's major daily ...

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