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In Covering Foley's Killing, Media Outlets Face A Difficult Choice

The execution of the American journalist James Foley by ISIS casts new attention on how news organizations cover graphic violence, and how they cover the risks taken by their own colleagues and peers.

Afghanistan Expels 'Times' Reporter Over Article About Potential Coup

New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg was forced to leave Afghanistan after officials called one of his recent stories a threat to national security.

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Remembering James Foley, A Journalist Who Made His Life In War Zones

American James Foley, who was executed by Islamist militants, had been working for GlobalPost when he disappeared in 2012. GlobalPost CEO Phil Balboni speaks about about Foley and his work.

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Rights Of Protesters, Media Misunderstood In Ferguson

Authorities in the Missouri city are barring protesters and the media from recording their actions, arresting photographers and reporters and insisting that marchers walk instead of stay in one place.

4 More Things NBC Must Do To Save 'Meet The Press'

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans offers four suggestions beyond replacing host David Gregory for revitalizing NBC's Sunday politics show, based on his own experience as a CNN guest host.

Radio In Liberia Seems Like It's All Ebola, All The Time

Deejays talk about it. Singers sing about it. Press conferences are broadcast live. Liberia's radio stations are devoting much of their airtime to spreading the word: Ebola is real.

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David Gregory Leaves NBC, To Be Replaced By Chuck Todd

David Gregory announced on Twitter that he's leaving NBC News, where he's hosted Meet the Press since 2008. NBC political director Chuck Todd will be the next host of the weekly political chat show.

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The Trouble With Saying 'Set Free' When Talking About Suicide

Robin Williams' death has renewed focus on the issue of suicide, in the media and in the medical community. Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Minne speaks with Melissa Block about how a high-profile suicide like Williams' may affect vulnerable populations struggling with depression.

Robin Williams: A Supreme Talent Who Was Always On

Williams was a dervish of comedy ā€” tossing off one-liners, biting asides and sidesplitting routines in a blizzard of accents, attitudes and goodhearted energy. He died Monday at 63.

'The Knick': Cinemax's Quality Play Opens Its Eyes To Race

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax medical show makes an unusual decision for a period drama: It looks seriously at race in America.

Stunt Philanthropy In The Age Of Social Media

August 22, 2014
In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine. (AP)

The Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS, viral fundraising and how we give in the age of social media.

Week In The News: Ferguson Simmers, An ISIS Beheading, West Africa's Ebola Crisis

August 22, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Florrissant, Mo. (AP)

The National Guard and Eric Holder in Ferguson. ISIS beheads an American journalist. Texas Governor Rick Perry gets a mug shot. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

iPad Saturation: Have We Reached ‘Peak Tablet’?

August 21, 2014
A reporter films Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones on his IPad as he speaks to media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Hoover, Ala. (AP)

Sometimes it seems like everyone who wants — or can afford — a tablet computer already has one. So where do things go from here?

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

August 21, 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.

St. Louis Radio Personality Opens Airwaves For Ferguson Community

August 21, 2014
Radio station Hot 104.1 St. Louis tweeted this photo of DJ Boogie D (right) and record producer Benzino making the "hands up don't shoot" pose. (Twitter)

Hot 104.1 DJ Boogie D discusses why he turned off the music and gave residents the opportunity to voice their concerns on the radio.

The Bloody Extremities Of ISIS

August 21, 2014
In this November 2012, file photo, posted on the website freejamesfoley.org, shows American journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley ā€” and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. (AP)

An American is beheaded. We’ll look at the ferocity of ISIS, and what to do about it.

Gaza, Iraq, Syria And The Construction Of Empathy

August 21, 2014
Do we care about some conflicts more than others? Pictured: Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community settle at a new camp outside the old camp of Bajid Kandala at Feeshkhabour town near the Syria-Iraq border, Iraq, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (Khalid Mohammed/AP)

Why do we care about some conflicts more than others?

Reflecting On The Life Of Executed New Hampshire Journalist Jim Foley

August 20, 2014
A yellow ribbon is tied to a tree outside the family home of freelance journalist James Foley. (Jim Cole/AP)

The U.S. government confirmed Wednesday that Foley was beheaded by militants in Syria.

James Foley Remembered For His ‘Extraordinary Courage’

August 20, 2014
American freelance journalist James Foley is pictured in November 2012 while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. (Nicole Tung/freejamesfoley.org via AP)

U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.

U.S. Officials: Video Shows American Journalist James Foley’s Execution

August 19, 2014
This November 2012 file photo shows missing journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Syria. (freejamesfoley.org via AP)

A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

Remembering Iconic TV Announcer Don Pardo

August 19, 2014
This March 14, 1992 photo provided by NBC shows announcer Don Pardo on the set of "Saturday Night Live." Pardo died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 in Arizona at the age of 96. (Al Levine/NBC via AP)

We listen back to Susan Stamberg’s 1994 conversation with Don Pardo about his long and illustrious career.

Two Views On The Ice Bucket Challenge

August 15, 2014
Is the Ice Bucket Challenge about raising awareness and money for a disease that has no cure, or it it just about showing off? Pictured: Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson, center, in suit, leads 200 people in the Ice Bucket Challenge at Boston's Copley Square, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Is the Ice Bucket Challenge about raising awareness and money for a disease that has no cure, or is it just about showing off?

Arrest Of Journalists In Ferguson Raises More Questions About Police Conduct

August 14, 2014
A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses what this could reveal about how police are treating locals.

Your Memories Of Robin Williams (1951 — 2014)

August 12, 2014
Robin Williams performs at the 6th Annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert for injured service members and veterans on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in New York.

We collect and share your memories of the gifted comic actor and American icon, Robin Williams. Williams died this Monday at age of 63.

Saying Goodbye To Comic Master Robin Williams

August 12, 2014
Actor Robin Williams participates in the "The Crazy Ones" panel at the 2013 CBS Summer TCA Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, July 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The actor unexpectedly died on August 11, 2014 at age 63. The Marin County coroner has said initial investigations suggest the comic icon committed suicide in his own in Tiburon, CA. (AP)

We remember Robin Williams –why he was special, and how he lost his long battle with addiction and depression.

Brave New World: Your Doctor, Your Private Parts, Twitter And You

August 12, 2014
Hinda Mandell: "This is a can of social media worms that Iā€™d rather not open." Pictured: A new father heralds the arrival of a son Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  His wife's live-Tweeted birth experience was part of a growing trend as hospitals and doctors hungry for clients use social media to promote their services. (Women's Memorial Hermann Hospital/AP)

This is a can of social media worms that I’d rather not open.

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