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:

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.

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.

Alex Jones Doesn't Care About You

Friday, June 17, 2022

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

A Taxonomy of TikTok Panics

Friday, May 13, 2022

What TikTok panics reveal about our understanding of technology.

The Uncertain Future of Speech on Twitter

Friday, April 29, 2022

The world’s wealthiest man is buying Twitter, because Twitter is power. 

A Gamer Navigates Russia's War in Ukraine

Monday, April 18, 2022

The story of Bobi, who streams the video game "Escape From Tarkov" on the platform Twitch.

Kurt Vonnegut and the Shape of the Pandemic

Friday, April 08, 2022

Our preference for simple stories has made it hard to keep track of the pandemic.

Escape from Tarkov

Friday, March 11, 2022

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

Inside the SCOTUS Case on School Library Censorship

Friday, February 04, 2022

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

On Zello: A Recruitment & Organizing Tool For The Far Right

Friday, January 07, 2022

How violence surrounding the election began unfolding months earlier.

The Zello Tapes: A Look Back At The Walkie-Talkie App Used During Insurrection

Friday, January 07, 2022

Listen to recordings from an insurrectionist as she stormed the Capitol.

A Look Back at Virginia's 2020 Lobby Day

Friday, January 07, 2022

A grassroots pro-gun movement, militias, and the threat of civil war. 

What The Press Lost In 2021

Friday, December 24, 2021

Reporters murdered, a surge in arrests, and shuttered newspapers.

Chasing Dash

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The actor behind Dash of "The Incredibles" confronts its sequel for the first time.

From Scam, to Meme, to Priceless Work of Art?

Friday, November 12, 2021

The story of a man auctioning off his viral moment as a series of NFTs.