Brooke Gladstone

Host, On The Media

Brooke Gladstone appears in the following:

Syrian Rebels Appeal to Donors Through Video

Friday, July 27, 2012

With limited foreign media on the ground in Syria, our picture of the conflict is being assembled largely through citizen videos posted online and Syrian government television. Added to the mix is a new type of video made by rebels, aimed at getting funding from donors abroad. Brooke speaks to NPR Middle East correspondent Deb Amos about making videos in order to get weapons.

The Weeknd - Thursday

 

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Branding Police at the Olympics

Friday, July 27, 2012

The London Olympics will feature some of the strictest rules yet for protecting the Games’ corporate sponsors. And organizers will have people to monitor and enforce those rules—both on the ground and online. Brooke speaks to The Guardian's Esther Addley about the unprecedented steps being taken to protect the Olympics' corporate sponsors.

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Down and Out

Friday, July 27, 2012

As the country waits for Mitt Romney to choose his running mate, OTM looks back at the textbook case for the importance of vetting vice presidential nominees. For 18 days in 1972, Thomas Eagleton was presidential candidate George McGovern's running mate–until the press dug up some information on his personal life. In this interview from 2007, Brooke speaks to Clark Hoyt, the cub reporter for Knight Ridder that broke the story and abruptly ended Eagleton's bid for office.

Original Air Date – March 9, 2007

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"Trust Me, I'm Lying"

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and author of the new book Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator. Brooke speaks to Ryan about what it is like to bribe the media on behalf of bestselling authors and billion dollar brands.

 

Califone - Alice Marble Gray

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Enforcing Online Privacy Laws

Friday, July 27, 2012

With every new online service we participate in—from mobile banking to the latest social networking site—more and more of our personal information is being stored online—and for privacy advocates, that is a scary trade off. Now the state of California is taking steps to make sure that this consumer data stays protected, with the creation of a new Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit. Brooke speaks with California Attorney General Kamala Harris about enforcing privacy rules.

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What You Hear When You Watch The Olympics

Friday, July 27, 2012

On Atlantic.com this week Alexis Madrigal described watching sports without sound as "eating an orange when you have a stuffy nose." But how do the TV sports producers actually mic the games? Brooke speaks with Peregrine Andrews who produced a documentary called "The Sound of Sport" which details the extreme lengths sound engineers go to to make sports sound like sports.

Here's Peregrine's great blog post about his doc.

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Campaign Finance Reform Bill Dies

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Obama and Romney campaigns have been slugging away at each other this week about transparency and disclosure. And yet Tuesday, the Disclose Act, which would have allowed you to better know the people behind superpacs was smothered in the Senate by filibuster without earning a single Republican vote. Huffington Post reporter Dan Froomkin explains to Brooke what happened.

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The Super Pac App

Friday, July 20, 2012

It's been predicted that this election season will produce a record number of political ads. Wouldn't it be nice if you could simply wave your phone in front of an advertisement on the TV to find out what group is behind it and how much they're spending this on ads? Brooke talks to Dan Siegel, co-creator of the forthcoming SuperPacApp, which will allow you to do just that.

White Rabbits - Back for More

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The 'Decline Effect' and Scientific Truth

Friday, June 29, 2012

Surprising and exciting scientific findings capture our attention and captivate the press.  But what if, at some point after a finding has been soundly established, it starts to disappear?  In a special collaboration with Radiolab we look at the 'decline effect' when more data tells us less, not more, about scientific truth.

Correction: An earlier version of this short incorrectly stated that Jonathan Schooler saw the effect size of his study fall by 30% on two different occasions. In fact, he saw it fall by that amount the first time he repeated the study and saw a general downward trend thereafter. The audio has been adjusted to reflect this fact.

 

Correction: An earlier version of this short incorrectly attributed a statement to Jonathan Schooler’s advisor. The statement was actually made by his colleague. The audio has been adjusted to reflect this fact.

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The Personal Data Revolution

Friday, June 29, 2012

It’s possible for the average person to collect and analyze unprecedented amounts of data about themselves.  What was once the province of extreme athletes and dieters has been democratized and the resulting movement is called ‘The Quantified Self.’  Brooke speaks with Gary Wolf who coined the term, a number of self-quantifiers and MIT professor Deb Roy about what all this personal data really tells us about ourselves.  

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Data Journalism

Friday, June 29, 2012

The immense amounts of data collected by local, state and federal government agencies can be an incredibly valuable trove for enterprising journalists.  It can also be a pointless slog. NPR's StateImpact project database reporting coordinator Matt Stiles and computational journalism professor at Duke Sarah Cohen explain how they find good stories in a sea of government data.  

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The Mexican Media and the Presidential Elections

Friday, June 22, 2012

Brooke and WNYC reporter Marianne McCune report from Mexico City about how the Mexican media is grappling with the country's upcoming presidential elections, and the youth movement that is tired of business-as-usual.

Los Lobos - El Gusto

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Violence against journalists in veracruz

Friday, June 22, 2012

Veracruz, home of the bloody Zeta cartel, is now the most dangerous place in Mexico to be a journalist. Nine journalists have been killed in the last 12 months alone. Brooke travels to Veracruz to talk to journalists about reporting under a constant threat of violence.

Elizabeth - Soy Loca Por Ti

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The Risks for Journalists in Mexico

Friday, June 22, 2012

Brooke talks to Mike O’Connor of the Committee to Protect Journalists about the risks that reporters face in a country beset by drug-violence, often targeted at the media.  

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Reporting via Placemat

Friday, June 22, 2012

"Alejandra," a reporter who was threatened by the Zeta cartel, began to publish news on place mats that she sold to local restaurants. Brooke talks to "Alejandra" about her determination to report in the face of threats to her and her family.

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Mexico's Image Problem

Friday, June 22, 2012

Mexico has an image problem around the world, exacerbated by stories of violence and corruption —not to mention lingering stereotypes from the era of the Frito Bandito. Brooke talks to a number of people grappling with Mexico's image problem.

Paco de Lucia & Rámon Algeciras - Cielito Lindo

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Brooke Gladstone on Mexican Elections and the Media

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

On the Media host Brooke Gladstone reports from Mexico on that country's upcoming presidential elections, its campaign laws, and Yosoy132, the movement being called the Mexican Spring.

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Scientific Retractions on the Rise

Friday, June 08, 2012

When a paper released by a scientific journal turns out to be wrong, either due to human error or intentional fraud , the journal’s editors often will issue a retraction advising scientists to disregard the research. A Wall Street Journal study has found the number of such retractions to be soaring. New Yorker science writer Jonah Lehrer tells Brooke what he thinks is going on.

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Covering the Apocalypse

Friday, June 08, 2012

Even if you're not among those who believe the world will end on 12/21/2012, it's gotta end sometime right? And if there are still journalists at the end, they'll need a game plan. At a recent journalism pow-wow, the role of journalists in two apocalyptic scenarios -- global pandemic and alien invasion -- were discussed with funny and useful results. Brooke speaks with Andrew Fitzgerald who suggested the topic.

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Ray Bradbury Dies at 91

Friday, June 08, 2012

Earlier this week, science fiction writer Ray Bradbury died. Bradbury is the author of Fahrenheit 451 and many, many other books. Brooke explains how her love of science fiction began with Bradbury.

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