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There Is A Media Slant, And Readers Might Be Responsible

Professor and economist Matthew Gentzkow, the recent winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, discusses how to predict media slant and use big data in economics.

All Things Considered

Who's Crazy Enough To Start A Newspaper In 2014? Ask LA Register

The Los Angeles Register is a newspaper that just launched this week. Despite dropping newspaper sales, Ben Bergman of KPCC reports that the publisher thinks there's still an audience for print.

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Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.

Morning Edition

Tremendously Gratifying To Win 2 Pulitzers, 'Post' Editor Says

After years of circulation declines and painful staffing cuts, this year's two Pulitzer Prizes are especially sweet. David Greene talks to Marty Baron, the executive editor for The Washington Post.

Morning Edition

'Washington Post' And 'Guardian' Win Pulitzer For NSA Stories

Journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize, went to two paper for their coverage of the leak of National Security Agency documents. The Post and Guardian relied on data provided by Edward Snowden.

All Things Considered

NSA Coverage Garners Pulitzers For Post And Guardian

Winners of the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday. The Washington Post and The Guardian were among the notable winners, commended for together breaking the news of NSA surveillance programs.

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Ukraine Looks Starkly Different On Russian TV — How Can This Be?

Amid the Ukrainian crisis, Russia's state-run media has consistently covered the turmoil in terms unlike those used by Western media. NPR's Corey Flintoff reports from Moscow on the information war.

Pulitzer Prizes Are Out: 'Washington Post,' 'The Guardian' Win For NSA Stories

Months after exposing the National Security Agency's surveillance program, The Washington Post and The Guardian win a Pulitzer for public service. Donna Tartt won for fiction with The Goldfinch.

Pioneering Black Newsman In The White House Belatedly Gets His Due

When Franklin Roosevelt first allowed Harry McAlpin to cover a presidential news conference, the White House Correspondents' Association objected. Now, it is naming a scholarship in his honor.

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Egyptian Journalist Trial Is Long On Jail Time — But Short On Proof

Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Leila Fadel in Cairo about the ongoing trial of Al-Jazeera journalists. The journalists have now been in jail for more than 100 days.

Revisiting A Complicated — And Controversial — Emotional Response

April 17, 2014
In this Friday, April 19, 2013, file photo provided by the Massachusetts State Police, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leans over in a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. (Sean Murphy/AP)

Sometimes we’re called upon to grapple with feelings of forgiveness and empathy alongside feelings of anger and defiance.

Matt Taibbi On Unequal Justice In The Age Of Inequality

April 15, 2014
In this file photo, author and journalist Matt Taibbi speaks to a crowd of Occupy Wall Street protestors after a march on the offices of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in New York. There was a heavy police presence around the 42nd Street area as the demonstration began Wednesday morning outside. (AP)

Muckraking journalist Matt Taibbi sees a huge and growing divide in the US justice system, where big money buys innocence and poverty means guilt. He joins us.

The Boston Marathon Bombing And America’s Terror Threat Now

April 15, 2014
A crowd gathers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot before the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP)

One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, we look at national and local security on the terrorism front now, and what we’ve learned.

Marathon Bombing Special Anniversary Show

April 15, 2014
A Boston Police honor guard is posted outside Marathon Sports, the site of the first explosion at last year’s Boston Marathon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Special coverage of the official ceremonies marking the one-year anniversary of the Boston marathon bombings, plus conversations with Bostonians about the anniversary.

Lessons For News Media After Marathon Bombings

April 14, 2014
One memorable moment in the coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing was an erroneous report by CNN and others, two days after the bombing, that an arrest had been made. (Screenshot from CNN)

We take a look at what the news media got wrong and what can be learned for future breaking news coverage.

Feeling Hypocritical? Don't Worry: Everybody Else Is, Too

April 14, 2014
In a photo taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, a Republican of Louisiana, waits to be sworn in at the Capitol in Washington. McAllister says he's asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a female staffer in his congressional office in Monroe, La. McAllister, only in office a little over four months, attracted national attention because of his endorsement from the bearded men of the "Duck Dynasty" reality TV show. (AP)

Everyone hates hypocrisy. But, hold on, says one philosopher, we’re all hypocrites. It’s part of being human.

Colbert To Succeed Letterman On ‘Late Show’

April 11, 2014
Stephen Colbert will leave his faux-conservative character behind when he succeeds David Letterman as host of the "Late Show" on CBS. (Comedy Central)

Stephen Colbert will leave behind his faux-conservative character on “The Colbert Report” to take over for David Letterman in 2015.

The Petty, Punny DC Politics Of Armando Iannucci's 'Veep'

April 11, 2014
Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) receives bad news from her personal aide Gary (Tony Walsh). (HBO)

The HBO series “Veep” is back for a third season. We talk to Armando Iannucci, the show’s creator about politicians real and satirical.

Is Twitter Becoming The New Instagram?

April 10, 2014
If a picture's worth 1,000 words, perhaps it's no surprise that Twitter is looking more like Instagram. (Marco Colin/Flickr)

If a picture’s worth 1,000 words, perhaps it’s no surprise Twitter is looking more like Instagram. We look at their increasing similarities.

Detroit Entrepreneur Stars In Ford Ad

April 9, 2014
Pashon Murray in a screenshot from the Ford ad

Pashon Murray, co-founder of Detroit Dirt, discusses her composting company and how being in the ad has changed her life.

Minor Leaguers’ Major Dreams

April 8, 2014
In this file photo, former Toledo Mudhens third baseman Brandon Inge (15) on deck in a Triple-A baseball game against the Indianapolis Indians in Toledo, Ohio, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. (AP)

Sunshine and fly balls. It’s baseball season again and we’re going minor – to the grit and gamble of the minor leagues.

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