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How Dangerous Is Misinformation On Facebook?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:58:44 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Roger McNamee, a former mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and an early investor in Facebook. He believes the company threatens democracy because it has helped spread fake news.

Trump Has Revealed Assumptions About Handling Presidential Wealth, Businesses

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:00:23 -0500

Trump has continued to own a business empire while serving as president — thus showing that expectations about handling presidential wealth, businesses and brands were about norms, not laws.

Fallout At The 'Los Angeles Times' After Report Of Publisher's 'Frat House' Behavior

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

The Los Angeles Times newsroom is in revolt against its publisher Ross Levinsohn following the publication of an NPR report that uncovered a history of bad behavior over the last two decades.

Daniel Ellsberg Explains Why He Leaked The Pentagon Papers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:25:00 -0500

In 1971, Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in the hope that they would help end the Vietnam War. His story is portrayed in the new film The Post. Originally broadcast Dec. 4, 2017.

Remembering Peabody Award-Winning Radio Artist Joe Frank

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:25:00 -0500

Frank, who died on Monday, created the radio drama series Work in Progress and was known for his intimate on-air monologues, sketches and interviews. Originally broadcast in 1989.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:06:30 -0500

If you think your to-do list is long, consider your Senators'.

Why Are We Only Learning About Stormy Daniels Now, Writes 'Post's' Farhi

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to Paul Farhi of The Washington Post about media coverage of Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006.

Is That Awl There Is? Remembering The Awl And The Hairpin

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:55:00 -0500

The website The Awl and its sister site The Hairpin are shutting down. The two sites always valued lively, thoughtful writing — even as the media landscape shifted around them.

Accusations Of 'Frat House' Behavior Trail 'LA Times' Publisher's Career

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:29:00 -0500

Los Angeles Times CEO and Publisher Ross Levinsohn has been a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits; female colleagues have repeatedly challenged his conduct in the workplace at various firms.

Bizarre Truth Triangle: The President, The Public And The Press

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:06:30 -0500

Does President Trump's disdain for news media reflect just how little people trust journalists?

In The Category Of 'Fake News,' The Award Winner Is...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:47:00 -0500

After postponing the announcement of the 'Fake News Awards' winners for a week, the president's event crashed the website of the GOP. The New York Times took first place on the list.

A 'Fraught Time' For Press Freedom In The Philippines

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:33:00 -0500

President Duterte "does not like the press," writes Sheila S. Coronel, dean of academic affairs at Columbia University's journalism school. The Rappler news site is the government's latest target.

Elegies And Effigies: Who Speaks For Appalachia?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:06:30 -0500

It's been called Trump Country, coal country and backcountry. But it's our country.

The Personal Toll Of Civil Rights Activism

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:06:30 -0500

The fight for equality has always been hard work.

Seth Mandel On The Next Steps For 'NeverTrump'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:57:00 -0500

David Greene talks to Seth Mandel, op-ed editor for the New York Post, about the next steps for Republicans who continue to be skeptical of President Trump, particularly after immigration rhetoric.