About On the Media
On the Media, hosted by Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, decodes what we hear, read, and see in the media every day, and arms us with critical tools necessary to survive the information age.
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The media's turn from the value of Edward Snowden's leaks to the nature of his character, the evolving story of the PRISM program, our privacy trade-offs in the Internet age, and an interview with Fox News mole Joe Muto.
New revelations about US foreign and domestic surveillance, Turkey's journalists caught between the government and protesters, and getting around Iranian internet censorship.
The difficulty of reporting on acts of terror, looking back at a giant of participatory journalism, and a blogger who learned to love his online tormentor.
Looking at the media's governmental scandal narrative, an American blog rocks Canadian politics, and whistleblowers in the Catholic Church.
Some vindication for conservative bloggers in the IRS scandal, advice for sources after the AP call-record seizure, the Bloomberg Terminal scandal, and what the people thought the newspaper industry would look like in the future.
This week, a special hour on the incredible volume of media available to consumers, and the incredible difficulty of making money for creators.
A look at the media fallout around NBA center Jason Collins' announcement that he is gay, how one company is defending its patent of two genes linked to breast cancer, and how filing a Freedom of Information Act request just got a lot more complicated.
Bob looks at the risks and promise of surveillance after the Boston marathon bombing, a new documentary looks at war crimes and whistleblowing in the theater of war and an Onion-like satire site tries to bring military humor to the civilian masses.
Brooke examines the twists and turns of the marathon bombing coverage, listeners tell OTM what they want to hear from the media when there's no new information during a crisis, and what it's like to tweet the news cycle in the wee small hours of the morning.
Since the Sandy Hook shootings, gun violence anecdotes have been the centerpiece of much of the reporting about guns. OTM asks if there's a better way. Also, who to listen to about the new avian flu and everything you need to know about Grindr.
After the arrest (and release) of Bassem Youssef, OTM looks back on a trip on a 2011 trip to Egypt and forward to the future of independent Egyptian media. Also: the song remains the same in North Korea coverage and innovative TV ads from Old Milwaukee.