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, won the John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting. His piece on a Syrian refugee camp in a Swedish Wild West theme park was a finalist for a Livingston Award for international reporting.

Before stumbling into a job at OTM, Micah interned for NPR Music, Radiolab, Soundcheck, WNET’s Great Performances, and Bush Radio in Cape Town, South Africa, the continent’s oldest community-run station. Everything he knows about this medium he learned from the best frickin’ college radio station in the world, WNYU 89.1FM, where he served as Program Director. Catch him as an erratic host of the 60’s-70’s experimental psychedelic radio show, Plastic Tales From the Marshmallow Dimension. Micah likes to cook borscht and scroll through Twitter.

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:

In Georgia, a Conservative Elections Official Stands Up to the Big Lie

Friday, November 04, 2022

One election county director’s stand for integrity.

The Cost of Georgia's Voter Challenger Law

Friday, November 04, 2022

A law in Georgia allows citizens to challenge the voter eligibility of their neighbors.

Georgia at the Intersections: Voting Rights

Thursday, November 03, 2022

From Trump's "Big Lie" to SB 202, the right to vote for many is still under attack.

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The Digital Divide

Thursday, October 27, 2022

You could be paying 400 times more than your neighbor for internet access.

Alex Jones Doesn't Care About You

Friday, October 14, 2022

A former Infowars cameraman on what he learned about the truth, and himself.

The Worst Place on the Internet?

Friday, September 30, 2022

Killing Kiwi Farms.

A Short History of YouTube

Friday, September 30, 2022

"Joke, Threat, Obvious."

"Library With A Turret On Top"

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

The life and death of one of the most toxic forums on the internet 

Escape From Tarkov (Part 2)

Friday, September 02, 2022

An update from Bobi and his family six months into the war.

Escape from Tarkov (Part 1)

Friday, September 02, 2022

A Twitch streamer, his family, and their escape from Ukraine.

Inside the SCOTUS Case on School Library Censorship

Friday, August 12, 2022

In 1976, 17-year-old Steven Pico sued his Long Island school district.

Under The Table

Thursday, August 04, 2022

A new pay-to-play culture is taking root in the podcast industry.

How to Break the Equal Rights Amendment Out of Legal Limbo

Friday, July 29, 2022

And why some reckon the ERA is the most promising route to codifying abortion rights.

Are the Murdochs Dumping Trump?

Friday, July 29, 2022

How a big week of Trump news played out in the media.

When the Press Gets the Silent Treatment

Friday, July 29, 2022

Why we might not see a hallmark of political journalism this year. 

The Cold Shoulder

Friday, July 29, 2022

A big week of Trump news; why Republicans have stopped speaking to journalists; Ron DeSantis' press strategy; and the importance of the ERA. 

Great White Lies

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Re-examining the century-long smear campaign against sharks.

Alex Jones Doesn't Care About You

Friday, June 17, 2022

A former Infowars cameraman on what he learned about the truth, and himself.

Inside Biden's Short-Lived Disinformation Governance Board

Friday, June 17, 2022

Before it could even meet for the first time, the group became the subject of a vicious right-wing campaign.

A Taxonomy of TikTok Panics

Friday, May 13, 2022

What TikTok panics reveal about our understanding of technology.