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On the Media

On The Media

The smartest, wittiest, most incisive media analysis show in the universe. The weekly one-hour podcast of NPRs On the Media is your guide ...
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Coverage of the Government Shutdown, Tweeting TV Audiences, and More

10/04/13
A look at the media coverage - both here and abroad - of the government shutdown, how social media is recreating the old television viewing ...

TLDR #3 - JOKES.TXT

10/03/13
Daniel Drucker's father died earlier this year. Daniel was excavating stuff on his Dad's computer when he found a file called JOKES.TXT. It ...

Obamacare Messaging, Fake Reviews Online, and More

09/27/13
Conflicting messaging on Obamacare, why people leave fake reviews online, and India's effort to create the largest national ID program in ...

TLDR #2 - Stereotyped

09/26/13
Christopher Hermelin has a project called 'The Roving Typist,' where he writes stories for people in the park on his typewriter. One day ...

TLDR #1.5 - The Bonkers Conclusion of Pronunciation Book

09/26/13
Consider this a mini-episode. The final update toepisode 1 of TLDR.We all found out on Monday that Pronunciation Bookalong with the Twitter ...

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook, Detainment at US Borders, and More

09/20/13
Brooke looks at ways for news consumers to filter bad information during big events, producer Sarah Abdurrahman talks about being detained ...

TLDR #1 - Something is Going to Happen in 7 Days

09/17/13
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the TLDR podcast Thanks for listening, and please check out the TLDR blog at tldr.onthemedia.org. In ...

Battling media narratives over Syria, a terrible anniversary, and more

09/13/13
A shift in the discussion about air strikes in Syria, a look at civil liberties 12 years after September 11, and why the Internet is ...

Syria Coverage, Nazi Collaborations with Hollywood, and More

09/06/13
The media's cautious coverage of Syria, a look inside the sordid world of Washington D.C., and the pact between Hollywood and Nazi Germany ...

Who’s gonna pay for this stuff?

08/30/13
This week, an encore of our special hour on the incredible volume of media available to consumers, and the incredible difficulty of making ...

The Importance of Foreign Reporting

08/23/13
This week, Brooke talks to Ethan Zuckerman about where foreign reporting has been and where it's going. Also, an encore broadcast of ...

A New Security Standard For Journalists, Al Jazeera America, and More

08/16/13
How Edward Snowden leaked information to the press, and the new baseline for online journalistic best practice, NPR's Ombudsman releases a ...