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Thomas E. Patterson: "Informing The News: The Need For Knowledge-Based Journalism"

Thomas E. Patterson: "Informing The News: The Need For Knowledge-Based Journalism"

November 25, 2013

Americans have access to more news sources than ever, but that doesn't mean we are better informed. A Harvard media expert on how journalists could do a better job educating the public.

Day-After Analysis Of State Election Results

November 6, 2013

Post-election analysis of key state races and ballot initiatives across the country, including Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama. Diane and her guests discuss state election results, the influence of outside money and how national trends are shaping state and local politics.

Doris Kearns Goodwin: "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, And The Golden Age Of Journalism"

Doris Kearns Goodwin: "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, And The Golden Age Of Journalism"

November 5, 2013

The nation's 26th president was both a leader of the Republican Party and a Progressive. How Theodore Roosevelt used his "bully pulpit" -- a term he coined -- to push through laws to break up monopolies, protect consumers and create national parks.

David Folkenflik: "Murdoch's World"

October 31, 2013

Former editors at Rupert Murdoch's London papers face trial this week for their alleged role in hacking peoples' telephones. NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik takes an in-depth look at the scandal and how Murdoch built his empire.

Jim Lehrer: "Top Down: A Novel Of The Kennedy Assassination"

October 7, 2013

Jim Lehrer was a young reporter in Dallas when President Kennedy was shot. The former PBS newsman's new novel imagines how the assassination changes the life of a Secret Service agent and his family.

Catherine Steiner-Adair: "The Big Disconnect"

August 14, 2013

Studies show that kids ages 8 to 18 are spending more time on their electronic devices than on any other activity. In a new book, Harvard psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair says technology and media are putting children at risk at every stage of development.

The Future Of Television

The Future Of Television

August 13, 2013

Higher costs, new technology and alternative TV programming options are leading many viewers to cut the cord to cable.

The Sale Of The Washington Post And The Future Of Print Journalism

August 6, 2013

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post. He’s keeping the paper’s current leadership for now, but promises changes ahead. Diane and guests discuss a new era for print journalism.

Leakers Versus Whistle-Blowers

June 12, 2013

Whistle-blowers who expose crime, corruption and abuse of power have protections under the law. Understanding when revealing top secret information is an act of heroism or a crime.

What's Private In The Modern Age

June 10, 2013

What's private in the modern age: government collection of personal data, cyber theft and the balance between privacy and security.

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