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February 07 2014


Chris Masters: The Battlelines of News and History - History - Browse - Big Ideas - ABC TV

Do the ADF really hate the Australian media? http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2013/10/04/3861357.htm

January 08 2014


For Adk journalist, a public struggle with obesity | News from North Country Public Radio

One of the major challenges facing the North Country is the growing number of people who are overweight or obese. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 60 percent of the people in our region are too heavy. The problem is compounded in... http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/23705/20140108/for-adk-journalist-a-public-struggle-with-obesity
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January 07 2014


5by5 | Systematic #78: Jeff Severns Guntzel - Telling Stories

Jeff Severns Guntzel is a journalist who works across mediums using everything from data journalism to comics to tell stories. http://5by5.tv/systematic/78 Show Notes & Links Presented by CacheFly Open links in a new window? Severns Guntzel, Jeff The Baghdad I knew: Before and after the fall Invisible injury: Beyond PTSD [illustrated story] My epic list of reporting, data crunching and OS X power user tools - Severns Guntzel, Jeff nvALT Pinboard HistoryHound PICK: Source - Journalism Code, Context & Community PICK: Shoots & Leaves - The Camera That Turns Photos Into Links PICK: The Bastards Book of Regular Expressions The Bastards Book of Ruby PICK: Lemmy, 49% motherfererr, 51% son of a... PICK: Do The Math PICK: BASS DRUM OF DEATH Jeff Severns Guntzel (jsguntzel) on Twitter

December 30 2013


Hardtalk: Glenn Greenwald

Interviews with the world's leading politicians, thinkers and cultural figures. In an in-depth, hard-hitting, half-hour discussion, Stephen Sackur talks to some of the most prominent people from around the world. Broadcast on the BBC World Service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Thanks to Edward Snowden's leaking of American intelligence secrets the whole world now knows the extent of US-UK surveillance of global phone and internet traffic. Have the revelations flagged up a corrosive infringement of individual liberty, or undermined efforts to protect the world from terrorism? HARDtalk speaks to journalist, Glenn Greenwald - he broke the Snowden story. His mission, he says, is to hold power to account. Is this a journalistic crusade that's gone too far? http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ht

December 12 2013


David Carr On 2013 In Media

Press freedom, Edward Snowden, and the Pope as Person of the Year. We’ll look back at a year in media with New York Times columnist David Carr.


David Carr, media and culture critic for the New York Times, where he writes the Media Equation column. (@carr2n)

From Tom’s Reading List

New York Times: Where Freedom of the Press Is Muffled –”As Mr. Biden — and Thomas Jefferson before him — pointed out, a free press is essential to a functioning democracy. Whether it’s Beijing or Britain, it might be a good time for governments to stop trying to prevent the news media from doing its job and address what that work has revealed.”

The Atlantic: I Thought I Knew How Big Upworthy Was on Facebook: Then I Saw This – “The most impressive thing about Upworthy is that it publishes just 225 articles a month, according to this data. That’s one for every 508 articles on Yahoo! The site is so much more dominant than other news sites on Facebook that when you graph its Facebook-shares-per-article, it looks like a skyscraper dropped into a desert. Upworthy averages about 75,000 Facebook likes per article, 12x more than BuzzFeed.”

The New Yorker: The President And the Press — “It has been apparent for several years that the Obama Administration has departed from the First Amendment norms established during the seven Presidencies since Branzburg. Holder has overseen six prosecutions of government officials for aiding the press, more than were brought by all previous Administrations combined. Even after the A.P. controversy erupted, Obama said that he would make ‘no apologies’ for zealous press-leak investigations, since unauthorized disclosures of secrets jeopardized the lives of the soldiers and the spies he sent in danger’s way.”

October 25 2013


In King Coal's Kingdom

The Hunter Valley in NSW is best known for its vineyards and fine wines. But right now in the Hunter, coal is king. Open-cut coal mines are spreading, with winemakers, horse breeders, local residents and even some mine workers fighting a war of attrition against the coal industry, as Tom Morton reports.

October 02 2013


Longform #62: Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His latest book is David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. "The categories are in motion. You turn into a Goliath, then you topple because of your bigness. You fall to the bottom again. And Davids, after a while, are no longer Davids. Facebook is no longer an underdog—it's now everything it once despised. I am everything I once despised. When I was 25, I used to write these incredibly snotty, hostile articles attacking big-name, nonfiction journalists. Now I read them and I'm like, 'Oh my God, they're doing a me on me!'"

September 27 2013


Politics and Journalism: WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT?

In the aftermath of the 2013 federal election and the demise of the Labor government, there are serious issues to be discussed about the performance and calibre of the journalism, from the Parliamentary Press Gallery through to the tabloids and shock jocks. This public forum discussed three of the most contentious issues in both the politics and the journalism: gender, climate change and asylum-seekers. ## Speakers + Kerry-Anne Walsh, author of ‘The Stalking of Julia Gillard’ + Professor Sharon Pickering, Director of the Border Crossing Observatory, Monash University + Professor Wendy Bacon, Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, UTS

August 14 2013


Andrew Fowler on We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks - Arts - Browse - Big Ideas - ABC TV

Opinion has always been sharply divided about Wikileaks’ Julian Assange, between the welded on uncritical fandom and former co workers or ‘donors to the cause’ who’ve put up bail money and done their dough; and now have fairly dark views of Assange. http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2013/08/12/3820449.htm

July 19 2013


Longform Podcast #50: Edith Zimmerman, former editor of The Hairpin

April 17 2013


Progressive Commentary Hour – Conversations With Great Minds – 04/08/13

Chris Hedges is one of our nation’s most insightful cultural critics, social and political activists and authors. For almost 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in war zones and conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, having reported for The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and other news outlets. While at the Times, Chris received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on global terrorism. The same year he received Amnesty International’s Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. Over the years he has taught at Columbia, Princeton, NYU and the University of Toronto. Read more: http://prn.fm/2013/04/08/progressive-commentary-hour-conversations-with-great-minds-040813/#ixzz2QibLdKZY Under Creative Commons License: Attribution

August 15 2012


ctrp428 News Cycles Turned Social Media Trends | CitizenReporter.org

January 22 2012


PodOmatic | Best Free Podcasts

Take a journey through incarnations of Thompson's work mixed with psychedelic sound collage. Rare recordings like the original tapes from the famous road trip which became Hunter's most well known work: "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" are featured in this weeks installment. Also featured will be excerpts of H.S.T. lectures, and passages from his books. Even if your only image of Thompson is the one of Johnny Depp, you will be in for a treat in this special two hour episode of The Elastic Retreat. In the words of Thompson himself, in order to truly enjoy this show, "The mind & body must be subjected to extreme stimulus, by means of drugs and music." " name="DESCRIPTION http://revsmitty666.podomatic.com/entry/2012-01-22T12_20_41-08_00

July 03 2011


Podcast: Susan White on Editing and Working at ProPublica - ProPublica

Senior editor Susan White shares some parting thoughts on ProPublica and the editing process before she leaves to move back to California. http://www.propublica.org/podcast/item/podcast-susan-white-on-editing-and-working-at-propublica/

May 02 2011


Podcast Pulitzer Special: Jake Bernstein and Jesse Eisinger on Wall Street Coverage - ProPublica

ProPublica’s Jake Bernstein and Jesse Eisinger give us a behind-the-scenes look at their Pulitzer prize-winning series,

May 01 2011


Podcast Pulitzer Special: Jake Bernstein and Jesse Eisinger on Wall Street Coverage - ProPublica

ProPublica’s Jake Bernstein and Jesse Eisinger give us a behind-the-scenes look at their Pulitzer prize-winning series, “The Wall Street Money Machine.” http://www.propublica.org/podcast/item/podcast-pulitzer-special-jake-bernstein-and-jesse-eisinger/

April 26 2011


Big Swing: Robot Sportswriter Outperforms Human

A while back, All Things Considered brought you the story of a breakthrough technology: the robot journalist. Okay, so it's not really a robot. It's actually a software program. You feed it data, it processes that data, and it spits out a news story putting those numbers you gave it into context — just like you'd see in your local newspaper. In the beginning, it was used exclusively for sports stories and a lot of people were skeptical — namely, real-life sports journalists. "I always imagine kind of the robot you imagined in the third grade with the boxy body and the antenna arms, standing in front of a keyboard," says Emma Carmichael, a writer for the sports website Deadspin. She and her colleagues at Deadspin took a few digs at the idea, and this spring, when they came across a particularly bad account of a baseball game on the official George Washington University athletics website, GWSports.com, they assumed it was machine-generated. The University of Virginia's Will Roberts had pitched a perfect game against George Washington. The story on GWSports.com neglected to mention that fact until the second to last paragraph. "That was shocking," Carmichael says. "This was the first time this had happened in the NCAA since 2002. And when it happens, you expect to see it in the headline and you expect to see everyone talking about that aspect of the game." The writer of that story — it turns out — was a living, breathing human being. But the creators of Narrative Science, a news-writing software program, took Deadspin's assumption as fighting words. They set out to prove that their system could produce a better story. "We actually got hold of the information director of the school, we got the raw material, the numbers around the story," said Kris Hammond, chief technology officer of Narrative Science. "And we fed it to our system, which wrote the story, where the headline and the lead were focused on the fact that it was a no-hitter. Because how could you write a baseball story and not notice that it was a no hitter? I mean what kind of writer or machine would you be?" And, here's the machine-generated copy Narrative Science sent in to Deadspin: Tuesday was a great day for W. Roberts, as the junior pitcher threw a perfect game to carry Virginia to a 2-0 victory over George Washington at Davenport Field. Twenty-seven Colonials came to the plate and the Virginia pitcher vanquished them all, pitching a perfect game. He struck out 10 batters while recording his momentous feat. Roberts got Ryan Thomas to ground out for the final out of the game. Tom Gately came up short on the rubber for the Colonials, recording a loss. He went three innings, walked two, struck out one, and allowed two runs. The Cavaliers went up for good in the fourth, scoring two runs on a fielder's choice and a balk. Deadspin conceded. It published a follow-up saying that — in this case — the machine did write the better story. "The image of the robots typing wins me over for sure," says Carmichael. "And on top of that, in some cases, as we've seen with Narrative Science's story, they actually can produce the stronger story."

April 01 2011


TSOYA Classics: This American Life Producer (February 6, 2007) | Maximum Fun

March 17 2011


Does Longform Journalism Fit Your News Diet?

WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show brought on ProPublica managing editor Steve Engelberg and Frontline’s Raney Aronson to explore longform journalism, and whether we have the patience, attention span and appetite for it.

March 13 2011


Stephen Engelberg Shares His Thoughts on Long-Form Storytelling - ProPublica

This week, Managing Editor Stephen Engelberg joins the podcast to give us a preview of ProPublica's first live event on long-form journalism. http://www.propublica.org/podcast/item/stephen-engelberg-shares-his-thoughts-on-long-form-storytelling/
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