Media

Facebook Uses Algorithmic Curation. Is Twitter Next?

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Many Americans get their news through social media. But the stories that surface on our Facebook news feeds are heavily curated by an unseen force...

Journalist Safety

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The kidnapping and beheading of freelance photojournalist James Foley by Islamic State militants in Syria is a grim reminder of the dangers facing reporters in danger zones. We consider the risks involved in covering today's international conflicts and examine how the new media landscape is affecting best practices for journalists.

"Blue-Eyed Boy" - A Journalist's Memoir

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.

Kojo talks with journalist Robert Timberg about his new memoir. In it, Timberg recounts injuries sustained in Vietnam his service and reveals how his reinvention as a journalist helped to heal the mental and physical wounds he suffered.

D.C. Sports Media & the Washington Redskins

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

As players suit up for the NFL preseason, local media outlets are adopting different postures towards Washington's iconic football team...

Howard Ross on Defining Diversity in Media and Beyond

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 1:28 p.m.

We talk with Howard Ross about what diversity means and how to engage in meaningful conversations about achieving it.

The Future of Truth: Veteran Investigative Reporter Charles Lewis

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Veteran investigative reporter Charles Lewis' new book explores the critical role of journalists in taking on the powerful.

When Social Advocacy and Advertising Collide

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

From TV spots featuring interracial families to links between shiny hair and feminism, companies are embracing social issues -- and potential controversies -- that come with today's modern families.

Supreme Court Rulings on TV Viewing and Cell Phone Searches

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court ruled today on two technology cases, handing a victory to TV broadcasters and cable companies and a defeat to police who want to search cell phones without a warrant. Kojo explores the twin decisions.

Glenn Greenwald: State Surveillance And The Snowden Story

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo sits down with investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald to talk about his role in breaking news from documents stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Kojo asks what's next in this groundbreaking story, and learns about the impact Greenwald's reporting has had on journalism and our security.

The Battle Over Broadcast TV: Aereo at the Supreme Court

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A company that makes dime-sized antennas is challenging the business model for watching and streaming TV shows. Tech Tuesday looks at the Supreme Court case with implications for cloud storage and consumers' wallets.

Errors, Corrections And Accuracy In The Media

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.
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An erroneous tweet can be broadcast to thousands of followers in an instant, and it’s not always as simple as posting a correction. We look at what news outlets are doing to acknowledge their errors on the Web, and discuss the state of media accuracy online.

New Concerns Over Net Neutrality

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

With the soaring popularity of video streaming, a deal between Netflix and Comcast raises new questions about net neutrality and the future of equal access on the Internet.

Russian Activist Masha Gessen And The Art Of Dissent

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Russian-American journalist joins Kojo to discuss the rise of anti-gay laws in Russia, the upcoming Sochi Olympics and the art of dissent.

After "Dr. V": Transgender Representation In Sports

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.

It started as an investigative story about a "scientifically superior" golf club. But when "Dr. V's Magic Putter" revealed -- without her consent -- that the inventor was transgender, the article quickly morphed into a cautionary tale. Kojo explores the ethics questions raised by the story, and how organized sports leagues have tried to accommodate trans athletes.

Food & Social Media: Beyond Instagramming Dinner

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

The Internet and social media make it easier than ever for shoppers to ask why a company uses potentially harmful chemicals or how they're sourcing ingredients. We consider the changing communication dynamics between food producers and customers and how they're affecting what we eat.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.