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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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In Bangladesh, Editor OF LGBT Magazine Is Hacked To Death

The founder of a LGBT magazine was killed on Monday. His death is the latest in a string of murders of bloggers and activists in the country. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Saad Hammadi.

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Las Vegas Columnist Quits After Ban On Writing About Adelson

Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith resigned after being told he could no longer write about two of the state's biggest players, including his paper's new owner, Sheldon Adelson.

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'Saturday Night Live' Announces Plan To Cut Ads In Favor Of Branded Content

Saturday Night Live and NBC announced they will cut nearly 30 percent of ads and replace them with branded content. The network says it hopes this change will result in more sustained live viewership.

Editor Of Bangladesh's Only LGBT Magazine Is Hacked To Death

The killings of gay rights activist Xulhaz Mannan and his friend are the latest in a recent string of grisly attacks in the country.

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For Journalists In Russia, 'No One Really Knows What Is Allowed'

Media companies in Russia aren't sure how far they can go without risking government reprisals. But even in such an uncertain climate, many independent news outlets have resisted censoring themselves.

Charter's Merger With Time Warner Cable Nears Regulatory Approval

The Justice Department has approved the massive cable deal and the FCC chairman has recommended approval, with conditions.

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Gannett Co. Offers To Buy Tribune Publishing, Owner Of Storied Newspapers

Gannett Co., owner of USA Today, is offering to buy Tribune Publishing in a deal valued at about $400 million. Tribune owns the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and more.

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Gannett Makes A Bid For Tribune Publishing

Media giant Gannett, which owns USA Today and many local newspapers, announced Monday morning that it's trying to buy Tribune Publishing, owner of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.

Apple's Movies And Books Services Are Closed In China

The closure was reportedly ordered by censors last week. According to local media, it comes just as a controversial — and banned — film is being released on Apple's Hong Kong iTunes service.

Social Media Buzz: ‘Dads Don’t Babysit’ And #EndGunViolence

April 29, 2016
Amy Schumer accepts the Breakthrough Award for Comedy onstage at the Variety Breakthrough of the Year Awards during the 2014 International CES at The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on January 9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Jeff Bottari/Getty Images for Variety)

Femi Oke of Al Jazeera English joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss stories currently getting traction on social media.

The New Yorker Cartoon Editor Goes Full Donald With Trump-Only Issue

April 29, 2016
(JC Duffy/The New Yorker)

For Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor at The New Yorker, Donald Trump’s campaign is ripe for parody.

#MoreThanMean: Bringing Online Harassment To Life

April 29, 2016
Screengrab from the #MorethanMean video produced by Sarah Spain and Julie Dicaro. Scroll down to view the video.

Women pushing back. A video by two female sports reporters about online harassment goes viral.

HBO's CEO On Virtual Reality And ‘Sesame Street’

April 28, 2016
Sesame Street on HBO (

In the second part of our interview with Richard Plepler, he discusses why the premium cable network picked up “Sesame Street.”

Women Voters, The ‘Gender Card’ And Hillary Clinton

April 28, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a Women for Hillary event in New York, Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Hillary Clinton and the women’s vote. How it’s broken against Bernie Sanders. How it might play out against Donald Trump.

Gannett Ready To Pay $815 Million For Tribune Publishing

April 26, 2016
The Los Angeles Times Building in downtown Los Angeles, California on July 10, 2013.(Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

The media giant is trying to acquire the parent company of the Los Angeles Times and eight other daily newspapers.

Journalism Icon, Rookie Mistake

April 26, 2016
Rich Barlow: Sometimes, obligations to humanity trump the journalist’s job. In this Sept. 17, 2013 photo, Gay Talese is pictured in New York. (Evan Agostini/AP)

Gay Talese, take note: Sometimes, obligations to humanity trump the journalist’s job.

The Future Of News Online

April 25, 2016
A computer screen displays the social media posting by Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook in Beijing, China, Friday, March 18, 2016. The photo of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jogging in downtown Beijing’s notorious smog has prompted a torrent of astonishment, mockery and amusement on Chinese social media. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Layoffs and shakeups at online news sites, and what that means for the uncertain future of journalism.

The Vast And Glittering World Inside Him: Remembering Prince

April 22, 2016
Prince's ecstatic music breathed life into us all. The artist, pictured here in 1985, was found dead in his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016. He was 57. (AP)

Prince’s ecstatic music breathed life into us all.

ESPN Fires Curt Schilling For Offensive Facebook Post

April 21, 2016
ESPN baseball analyst, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, on the field at Fenway Park before the opening game of the baseball season between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees Sunday, April 4, 2010, in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The former ace pitcher was fired after he shared a post on social media that many considered offensive to the transgender community.

HBO Sunday Night Lineup Brings Back Fan Favorites

April 20, 2016
A still from the forthcoming sixth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones." (HBO)

Three hit HBO Shows – “Game of Thrones,” “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” – begin new seasons this weekend.

New Documentary Dives Into 2014 Market Basket Boycotts

April 19, 2016

“We The People: The Market Basket Effect,” premiered last week in New Hampshire and can now be seen in select theaters in Massachusetts. The film’s producer joined us.

Boston Globe Wins 2 Pulitzer Prizes

April 18, 2016

Farah Stockman won for her commentary on the legacies of busing in Boston. Jessica Rinaldi took home the prize for feature photography.

Documentary Follows History, Winners Of Boston Marathon

April 18, 2016
The 2016 start line for the Boston Marathon features a seal honoring 50 years of women running (Michael Dwyer/AP)

“Boston” tells the history of the Boston Marathon, from its very first running in 1897 to 2014.

New York Daily News Columnist: We Didn’t Create Donald Trump, ‘We Put Him On Steroids’

April 18, 2016
Linda Stasi is a columnist at the New York Daily News. (Facebook)

Longtime columnist Linda Stasi answers concerns that she and her paper helped make Trump a national candidate.

Nigerian Play ‘Hear Word!’ Asks Bold Questions In International Debut At Harvard

April 14, 2016
When Ifoema Fafunwa returned to her native Nigeria, she noticed that women weren't afraid to talk about life's challenges. (Courtesy Hear Word!)

Nigerian playwright Ifeoma Fafunwa says that if the world is to make an honest reckoning of how and why women are oppressed, women must ask themselves, “What’s my responsibility? What did I do to create this world?”

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