Media

  • April 10, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By Jesse Appell Fulbright fellow Jesse Appell’s “Gangnam Style” parody was subject to censorship when he was asked to perform on Chinese television. A note from Paul Solman: Jesse Appell is a young humorist, fluent in Mandarin, studying stand-up comedy … Continue reading

  • April 5, 2013  

    Around the world, government officials and individuals use offshore accounts to hide their wealth and evade heavy taxes. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Gerard Ryle, director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, about the findings of a massive cross-border collaborative investigation. Continue reading

  • April 1, 2013   BY Colleen Shalby  

    Your guard is up. You trust no one. It’s April Fool’s Day, the time of year when making fools of people is celebrated…unless the joke’s on you.
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  • April 1, 2013  

    While the Supreme Court heard arguments for and against same-sex marriage, scores of Facebook users changed their profile pictures to show their support with a red equal sign. For more on the image and social media’s impact on this issue, Judy Woodruff talks with the Daily Download’s Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2013  

    Internet use is now so ubiquitous in the U.S. that not having access or online literacy can create major hurdles. As part of the NewsHour’s series on broadband technology and its effect on society, Hari Sreenivasan explores the so-called digital divide with Vicky Rideout of VJR Consulting and former FCC official Karen Kornbluh. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2013   BY Meena Ganesan  

    Happy birthday, Twitter! The micro-blogging website turned seven Thursday — the anniversary of when co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet, ever (back when Twitter was called twttr and it looked like this). just setting up my twttr — … Continue reading

  • March 21, 2013  

    Chattanooga, Tenn., is home to American’s fastest internet connection — up to 200 times faster than the national average. Hari Sreenivasan talks with Sheldon Grizzle of The Company Lab and Richard Bennett from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation about whether Chattanooga offers a model for the rest of the U.S. Continue reading

  • March 20, 2013   BY News Desk  

    Photo by Bloomberg As audiences spend more time watching television online and as websites such as Netflix develop shows like “House of Cards” streamed only to the Internet, one thing is clear: Broadband is redefining the landscape for how people … Continue reading

  • March 20, 2013   BY News Desk  

    On Wednesday’s NewsHour: President Obama kicked off a four-day trip to the Middle East, reaffirming U.S. support for Israel Were chemical weapons used in the Syrian war? An update on gun-control legislation An E.R. doctor’s stories of health and poverty … Continue reading

  • March 20, 2013  

    Traditional Hollywood studios now compete with streaming content providers like Netflix and Amazon to capture viewers’ attention. Hari Sreenivasan looks at the growing impact of broadband and its effect on our viewing habits and entertainment industry with Brian Stelter of the New York Times and Lisa Donovan of Maker Studios. Continue reading