Media

'New York Times' Hires Former NPR Executive To Lead Digital Push

Kinsey Wilson was NPR's chief content officer when he was forced out last month by the network's new CEO, Jarl Mohn.

Silicon Valley's Power Over The Free Press: Why It Matters

A big shift has occurred over the past few years: Tech companies now control how you get news and what news you get. Should journalism companies be building and deploying more technology?

Weekend Edition Sunday

WWI YouTube Series Builds A Week-By-Week Horror Story

Indy Neidell's four-year series of videos takes a week-by-week look at World War I. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Neidell about his project, called The Great War.

All Things Considered

'Fake Sheikh' Accused Of Tricking Sources Into Making News

A new BBC documentary shines a bright light on the so-called "Fake Sheikh," an infamous British tabloid writer who posed as a Middle Eastern sheikh and enticed people into sometimes illegal behavior.

Mike Nichols, Award-Winning Director Of 'The Graduate,' 'Silkwood,' Dies

Mike Nichols was an ultimate Hollywood insider who won every major show business award directing for stage, film and TV. But his life in America began as an outsider immigrant from Germany.

NBC And Netflix Shelve Bill Cosby Projects As New Rape Claim Emerges

A TV comedy Bill Cosby was developing for NBC has been canceled, after new allegations against the comedian. Netflix made a similar move; TV Land will reportedly stop airing Cosby Show reruns.

Morning Edition

'Orange County Register' Reporters Deliver The News

The century old daily has asked for volunteers in the newsroom after a cost-cutting change in distributors. The job description for reporters, in addition to reporting, distribute up to 600 papers.

Uber Exec In Hot Water After Suggesting A Journalist Smear Campaign

A senior vice president of the ride-service company has issued an apology after news broke of his comments about digging up info about reporters' personal lives.

Bill Cosby's Silence On Rape Allegations Makes Huge Media Noise

Bill Cosby's silence when asked by an NPR anchor about rape allegations made big media news. The ongoing controversy may also hint at a generational divide between his fans and his latest critics.

Morning Edition

StoryCorps Founder David Isay Wins 2015 TED Prize

Each year TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, awards the prize to one exceptional individual. Since Isay launched StoryCorps in 2003, nearly 100,000 Americans have participated.

Poet Malcolm London Finds Hope On Chicago’s Streets

November 28, 2014
Poet Malcolm London. (Courtesy Malcolm London)

From Chicago, a young, new poet gives voice to one of America’s great cities, and its tough streets. Malcolm London joins us.

Lois Lowry's 'The Giver' Makes It To The Big Screen Two Decades After Publication

November 27, 2014
Author Lois Lowry. (Matt Mckee/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The children’s author talks about the movie adaptation of her 1993 Newbery Medal-winning novel.

An Insider’s View Of The Bob Dylan Story

November 27, 2014
Bob Dylan and Victor Maymudes at "The Castle" in LA before the 1965 world tour. Lisa Law/The Archive Agency)

A new take on the life and music of Bob Dylan, from way inside the Dylan story. “Another Side of Bob Dylan.”

How The Media Handles Ferguson — And Vice Versa

November 25, 2014
Demonstrators harass a CNN crew outside the police station as protests continue on October 22, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death. Several days of civil unrest followed the August 9 shooting death of Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses the media coverage in Ferguson, including how the press handled last night’s violent protests.

After Grand Jury Declines To Indict, Ferguson Responds

November 25, 2014
A protester squirts lighter fluid on a police car as the car windows are shuttered near the Ferguson Police Department after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP)

Grand Jury decision out of Ferguson — no indictment. We’re on the ground with the latest details and reaction.

The Buzz: From SNL’s Take On Executive Action To Beyonce’s New Video

November 24, 2014
SNL cast members Keenan Thompson and Kyle Mooney perform the opening skit on November 22, 2014. (Dana Edelson/NBC)

We take a look at what’s been trending on social media, including a one-handed NFL catch that’s being called the greatest ever seen.

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

November 24, 2014
'Documented' director Jose Antonio Vargas poses following a panel discussion at the 17th Annual Savannah Film Festival on October 31, 2014 in Savannah, Georgia. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD)

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

Living 'Hand To Mouth' In Modern American Poverty

November 24, 2014
Homeless people stay with their belongings under the Pontchartrain Expressway overpass in New Orleans, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The city’s health department put up notices Monday giving the estimated 150 homeless people 72 hours to leave the area. (AP)

Smashing the assumptions about what it’s really like to live in poverty in America.

Encryption: Tech Companies And The Government At Odds Over Personal Privacy

November 24, 2014
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.  (AP)

We’ll look at privacy, security, and the battle heating up between intelligence agencies and tech companies that are moving to encrypt your communication.

Cosby Rape Allegations: It’s Time To End The Statute Of Limitations In Sexual Assault Cases

November 24, 2014
Eileen McNamara: Why should a rape victim's access to the courthouse depend on when the crime was committed? This Nov. 11, 2014, file photo shows Bill Cosby speaking in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP)

Why should a rape victim’s access to the courthouse depend on when the crime was committed?

Scott Brown Rejoins Fox News After Senate Bid

November 21, 2014
New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown, with his wife Gail Huff, left, concedes defeat to incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen at his election night party in Manchester, N.H., on Nov. 4. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Scott Brown had been a Fox News contributor after he lost his Massachusetts U.S. Senate bid to Elizabeth Warren.

True Stories Of The Real 'Pioneer Girl'

November 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

Week In The News: Immigration Reform, Israeli Tensions, Mike Nichols Dead At 83

November 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

On College Campuses, The Danger Of Playing It Safe With Ideas

November 21, 2014
The very idea of a so-called "safe space" on college campuses, intellectually and emotionally speaking, is anathema to what the academic experience should be: a vigorous exchange of ideas, even ones that might upset some people. Pictured: Filmmaker and writer Aishah Shahidah Simmons, who teaches in the women’s and LGBT studies program at Temple University, where she offers students "trigger warnings" about potentially upsetting material. Students on college campuses across the country are increasingly asking their professors to provide such warnings for course content that might trigger adverse responses in individuals who have been sexually assaulted, touched by suicide, or involved in other traumatic situations. (Matt Rourke/AP)

The very idea of a so-called “safe space” on college campuses, intellectually and emotionally speaking, is anathema to what the academic experience should be: a vigorous exchange of ideas, even ones that might upset some people.

Remembering Mike Nichols And The Cinematic Landmark That Was ‘The Graduate’

November 21, 2014
The late director Mike Nichols, recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, on the red carpet outside the ceremony in Culver City, California, on June 26, 2010. (Chris Pizzello/AP)

A tribute to the late director who, with his film “The Graduate,” invented the modern rock video.

Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

November 20, 2014
This April 1, 2013 file photo shows director Mike Nichols at the "Lucky Guy" opening night in New York. (Dario Cantatore/Invision/AP)

Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as “The Graduate,” “Angels in America” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” has died. He was 83.

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