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Spot Fake News By Making It

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:03:00 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Sander van der Linden of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab about his online game which tries to teach players about fake news by making them produce it.

ProPublica Corrects Its Story On Trump's CIA Nominee Gina Haspel And Waterboarding

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:03:00 -0400

The investigative and fact-checking newsroom is retracting parts of its story that had resurfaced after Gina Haspel was picked by President Trump to lead the CIA.

Layoffs Hit 'Chicago Tribune' Newsroom

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:09:00 -0400

The Chicago Tribune went through a new round of layoffs on Thursday. The newspaper's parent company Tronc has big plans to change what readers will see on the websites of its newspapers.

iHeartMedia Turns The Dial To Bankruptcy

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:15:00 -0400

The country's largest radio broadcaster, iHeartMedia spent years trying to manage $20 billion in debt. Now, the company has reached an agreement that will cut that debt by half.

Seth Rich's Parents Sue Fox News Over Baseless Story

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:06:20 -0400

Joel and Mary Rich accuse Fox, its reporter and a periodic commentator of "extreme and outrageous" conduct for the May 2017 story on their son's death. Fox retracted the story but did not apologize.

Sinclair Tells News Anchors To Denounce 'Fake News'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:10:00 -0400

Sinclair Broadcast Group executives are pushing news anchors at local stations to read statements denouncing "fake news" at other outlets. Many employees are not happy about it.

'National Geographic' Looks At Its Archives To Reflect On Coverage Of Race

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:19:00 -0400

National Geographic has released an issue on race. Which, considering the magazine's history on race, is either intriguing or ironic. Maybe both.

'National Geographic' Reckons With Its Past: 'For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist'

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:40:00 -0400

Before it could publish an issue on race, the magazine first had to look at its own history. "Some of what you find in our archives leaves you speechless," writes editor Susan Goldberg.

Blacklisted From Syria, A Journalist Says: 'I Couldn't Imagine Staying Away'

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:21:00 -0400

Rania Abouzeid has been covering Syria since 2011 — despite the fact that she's been called a spy, placed on wanted lists by Syrian intelligence and banned from entering the country.

Startups, Deals, Parties And Pals: Will News Exec Levinsohn Repeat The Past?

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:37:45 -0500

Ross Levinsohn's strategy for his company's newspapers would serve up more digital content from outside their newsrooms under their brands. He calls the vision "gravitas with scale."

Obama In Talks To Produce Shows For Netflix, Report Says

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 05:13:00 -0500

The former president is in negotiations to produce a series of high-profile shows for Netflix, according to The New York Times. The number of episodes and show formats have not been decided.

In Second Season, 'Wow In The World' Looks At The Future Of Spacesuits

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:22:00 -0500

Mindy Thomas, co-host of NPR's Wow In The World podcast talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about a recent episode that explored spacesuits and how they've changed with time.

In The White House Cabinet Room, Parallels To 'The Apprentice' Boardroom

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 07:42:00 -0500

A former producer says he feels for White House advisers watching as President Trump goes off script in televised Cabinet Room listening sessions, much as he did on the reality show.

Women Of Color Are Severely Underrepresented In Newsrooms, Study Says

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:09:13 -0500

They make up just 7.95 percent of U.S. print newsroom staff, 12.6 percent of local TV news staff and 6.2 percent of local radio staff.

Sarah Silverman Loves America

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:18:30 -0500

… and the people in it.