Micah Loewinger

Micah Loewinger is a reporter for On the Media, where he focuses on internet culture, politics, and the far-right.

His investigation into Zello, a walkie-talkie app used for recruitment and organizing by militia groups on January 6th, won the John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting and was featured on 60 Minutes. His story about a Ukrainian Twitch streamer's escape from war was a finalist for Third Coast's Best News Feature. His piece on a Syrian refugee camp in a Swedish Wild West theme park was a finalist for a Livingston Award for international reporting.

His written work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, NPR, and Gothamist.

He also loves tips and story ideas from listeners! DM him or send him a message on Signal: (646) 753-2373.

Micah Loewinger appears in the following:

What to Make of the Flood of Coverage About President Biden's Age

Friday, February 16, 2024

All the candles on the president's cake.

Meet the Serbian DJ Running an AI Clickbait Business

Friday, February 09, 2024

The owner of 2,000 websites including once-beloved blogs and news outlets.

AI-Generated Conspiracy Theories Are Flooding TikTok

Friday, February 09, 2024

A new get-rich-quick scheme is in town. 

Tuning Back In to the Trump Show

Friday, February 02, 2024

Should the press go back to paying more attention to Donald Trump?

Ron DeSantis and A Series of Unfortunate Events

Friday, January 26, 2024

How the Florida governor's presidential campaign rose and fell

What Pitchfork's Absorption into GQ Means for Music Journalism

Friday, January 19, 2024

Is this the end of the record review as we know it? 

What Israelis Are Seeing on TV - EXTENDED VERSION

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The Israeli media bubble. EXTENDED VERSION

How Israeli Media Depicts the Destruction in Gaza

Friday, January 12, 2024

The Israeli media bubble.

Bill Ackman and How Plagiarism Became a Political Tool

Friday, January 12, 2024

How the drama has unfolded, and how plagiarism became a political tool.

The Reporter Who Said No to the FBI

Wednesday, January 03, 2024

The government asked Earl Caldwell to become a spy. He took them to the Supreme Court.

A Deadly Year for Journalists

Friday, December 29, 2023

How global crises have been reflected in journalism. 

Lawmakers Pass Harsher Penalties for Shoplifting—Despite a Lack of Data

Friday, December 08, 2023

How a media-fueled panic around "organized retail crime" helped turn misdemeanors into felonies across multiple states.

The Story Behind Gannett's AI Debacle

Friday, December 08, 2023

How AI put the phrase "close encounters of the athletic kind" in hundreds of articles.

Why Do People Think Crime Is Rising?

Friday, December 08, 2023

How muddled definitions of crime shapes people's perceptions.

A Lobbying Group Retracts Key Data Point Around "Organized Retail Crime"

Friday, December 08, 2023

Walking back a $45-billion claim.

The Rise of Worker-Owned Journalism

Friday, November 24, 2023

Media co-ops are championing a new business model for journalism, free from corporate overlords. 

How The New York Times Became a Tech Powerhouse

Friday, November 24, 2023

The secret to The New York Times' wild success.

News and Views of War Through the Lens of TikTok

Friday, November 17, 2023

How the social media platform is (and isn't) a catalyst of conversation

Has the Podcast Bubble Finally Burst?

Friday, November 10, 2023

Taking stock of podcasting in 2023, and the role public radio will play in its future.

The Press Is Still Failing to Responsibly Cover the GOP and Trump

Friday, November 10, 2023

Has the media learned any lessons since 2015?