Manoush Zomorodi

Note to Self host

Manoush is the host and managing editor of WNYC’s Note to Self. From 1995-2006 Manoush reported and produced for BBC News, with postings in Washington, Berlin, Brussels, and New York. As a freelance reporter and anchor, she covered business and technology for Reuters Television in New York from 2006-2010.


She is the author of the multimedia ebook CAMERA READY: How to Present Your Best Self and Ideas On-Air or Online and blogs at Follow her @manoushz.


Manoush Zomorodi appears in the following:

So Your Facebook Friend Said Something Racist. Again.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The time is ripe for our step-by-step guide on handling offensive posts on your social media feeds. This works for the Thanksgiving table, too.

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Going Deep on Digital Photo Clutter

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pull out your camera and look at the last picture you've taken. Why did you take it?

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Encryption Apps and the Paris Attacks

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In this quick explainer, Manoush Zomorodi breaks down why technology that's easily found in our pockets and our living rooms is perceived by some as a national security threat. 

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ISIS Battle Renewed

Monday, November 16, 2015

Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist discuss U.S. foreign policy and encryption in the wake of the Paris attacks.

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Schools, Cops Take Notice as Teen Sexting Becomes New Norm

Thursday, November 12, 2015

As more teens sext, kids are being charged under felony child porn laws for sharing photos, something that's raising questions about sexuality, technology, bullying, parenting and more.

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When a School Has a Sexting Scandal

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A small Colorado town discovered that hundreds of students had been taking and sexting nude photographs "like baseball cards," shaking up the parents, police, schools, and football team.

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Is My Phone Eavesdropping On Me?

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Some coincidences seem just a little bit too... coincidental. Author Walter Kirn is on this week to talk about his recent story "If You're Not Paranoid, You're Crazy."

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It's Time to Deal With Your Photo Clutter

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A customized, step-by-step guide for dealing with your digital photo clutter. It'll be fun. Mostly. 

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How to Shake Up Your Echo Chamber

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

We click on things we agree with already. Here are some concrete steps to get out of our comfort zone and expose ourselves to different people, opinions, and voices online.

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Can You Have a Whole Relationship Through Texts?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

If texting someone makes you feel connected, does it matter if there's a real person on the other end?

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Sherry Turkle: 'Even a Silent Phone Disconnects Us'

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

We spend a whole lot of time talking on our phones. But author, professor, and digital-era scholar Sherry Turkle questions whether they're real conversations.

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WiFi, Cancer, and Paranoia

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Science says you really don't need to worry about carcinogens and WiFi. We sort through all of the research with Only Human's Mary Harris.

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Why Google 'Thought' This Black Woman Was a Gorilla

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

This is a story about an incident that happened to 22-year-old web developer Jacky Alciné, the racist slur that caught him off-guard, and the machines behind it.

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The Ad Blocker's Dilemma: Sell Your Soul or Destroy the Internet

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

With the latest iOS update, you can start using ad blockers on your phone. But should you?

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Are Ad Blockers a Game Changer for Online Revenue?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A look at how the precedent set by the ad-blocking software Peace could affect online advertisers and the model many Internet companies use to generate income.

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Why Texts From Your Ex Is a Thing

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Creator of 'Texts From Your Ex' Elan Gale on the impulses behind texting with exes, and publishing the screenshots.

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Why Online Shoppers See Different Prices for the Same Item

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Price discrimination, or the "Schmo Tax," is how companies like Amazon post different prices depending on a shopper's zip code or online history. Sound fair?

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Back to School Guide: How to Think About Kids and Tech

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A round-up of all the big questions we should be asking as the kids head back to school.

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Stop Going on Bad Dates.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tips from a professional online profile ghostwriter. Because, of course, that's a thing.

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LEGO Kits and Your Creative Soul

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The future of creativity, the best ways to brainstorm, and the importance of free-association are all to be found through every techie's favorite toy: LEGO.

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