Media

  • Can the online rant help manage anger? Photo by Flickr User Stefan 1981.
    February 28, 2014   BY Ellen Rolfes 

    Often rooted in a heightened level of expressed emotion, uncensored anger or frustration, the rant is accessible to anyone armed with a computer keyboard and an Internet connection. But what are Internet ranters really after? And does ranting bring them closer to their goal? Continue reading

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    February 24, 2014  

    It took months of digging through documents and interviewing sources for journalists at the Center for Investigative Reporting to flesh out myriad troubles at the housing authority in Richmond, Calif. But this investigation had a twist: three young poets from Richmond teamed up as part of the Off/Page Project to help report the reality for residents living in decrepit conditions. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • egypt journalists
    February 20, 2014  

    In Egypt, three journalists who work for the Al-Jazeera network have pleaded not guilty to charges of aiding a terrorist group and endangering national security. The Egyptian authorities have accused them of having illegal contact with the Muslim Brotherhood and manipulating the media. Paul Mason of Independent Television News offers some background on the court proceedings. Continue reading

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    February 18, 2014  

    What you watch, read, buy and listen to online can tell political campaigns whether it’s worth their time and money to woo your vote. Gwen Ifill talks to Ken Goldstein of the University of San Francisco and Eitan Hersh of Yale University to learn more about how our digital footprints are being used in the evolution of political advertising. Continue reading

  • Gwen Ifill interviews Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg at the Makers Conference. Instagram photo by @makerswomen
    February 14, 2014   BY Gwen Ifill 

    Day after day, we are exposed to sneakier outrages – images that reinforce stereotypes and suppress ambition, especially in young women. Stock photos used to illustrate advertising campaigns as well as news stories invariably show them submissive, half-naked or harried. Where were the confident, powerful, aspirational images we could show our daughters? Continue reading

  • Florida Insurance Company Enrolls People In Obama's Affordable Health Care Plan
    February 13, 2014  

    Comcast is making a bid to buy Time Warner for $45 billion. If approved, Comcast will extend its geographic reach and control nearly 30 percent of all paid cable subscribers in the United States. Gwen Ifill learns more about the motivation behind the deal and possible changes for consumers from Edmund Lee of Bloomberg News. Continue reading

  • Tom Brokaw spent 21 years as the anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News." He is currently a special correspondent for NBC News.
    February 11, 2014   BY Sam Lane 

    Legendary broadcaster Tom Brokaw has been diagnosed with cancer, NBC announced Tuesday. Brokaw, who has worked at NBC News since 1966, said he and his physicians are “very encouraged” with the progress he is making. NBC reports he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma — a cancer affecting blood cells in bone marrow — after a visit to the Mayo Clinic in August. Continue reading

  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Season 22
    February 6, 2014  

    After 22 years, Jay Leno will offer his final monologue as host of “The Tonight Show” Thursday. Leno took over the iconic late night television show from Johnny Carson in 1992; now he passes the job on to fellow comedian Jimmy Fallon. Hari Sreenivasan looks at what’s next for “Tonight” with Bill Carter of The New York Times. Continue reading

  • new journalism models
    February 3, 2014  

    A slew of made-for-Web news sites are increasingly undermining the platform of print media. In this shifting landscape, how will journalism and storytelling survive, and what are readers to gain? Judy Woodruff talks to Re/code’s Walt Mossberg, VOX Media’s Jim Bankoff, and Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute. Continue reading

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    January 31, 2014  

    While fans gets amped up for the biggest football game of the year, companies are figuring out how to tap into that enthusiasm by adapting to changing media habits and tech use. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Nick Wingfield of The New York Times. Continue reading