Media

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.

Remembering Quizmaster Mac McGarry

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:49 p.m.

For five decades Mac McGarry was a fixture of Saturday morning television in Washington, hosting the teen quiz bowl "It's Academic." McGarry died last week at age 87. We revisit his 2005 interview with Kojo.

Radio Diaries Revisited

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Sixteen years ago, a group of teenagers from around the country were given tape recorders to document their lives for the series "Teenage Diaries." Two of the original diarists join us to talk about their lives today.

'War Of The Worlds,' 75 Years Later

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

It was 75 years ago that Orson Welles produced one of the most famous broadcasts in radio history: "War of the Worlds." But much of the mythology now associated with the original broadcast -- stories of miscarriages and suicides -- may be as fictional as the play's alien invasion storyline. Radio historian Neil Verma joins Kojo to explore what really happened, as well as the craft behind the radio play itself

Aftershocks Of The Edward Snowden Case

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with one of the activists who recently met face-to-face with Edward Snowden in Russia.

The Future Of Sports Journalism

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo sits down with veteran sports journalist Dave McKenna and former Washington Post sports editor George Solomon to explore the future of the sports journalism business.

The Washington Post: Sold

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Late Monday, The Washington Post Co. announced it will sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos. We explore how the change will affect the local and national media environment.

"Our Nixon:" A New Documentary

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

Most people know Richard Nixon secretly taped Oval Office conversations during his presidency. But few are aware that three of Nixon's top aides obsessively used home movie cameras to document their time at the White House; capturing...

The Story Of SCOTUSblog

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

SCOTUSblog is a little more than a decade old and runs on a budget of just a few hundred thousand dollars a year. But it's setting the pace for coverage of one of Washington's most challenging institutions to understand.

The "Fixers" Behind International Journalism

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with American journalists who reported from the front lines in Iraq and from the rubble in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake -- and with the fixers who helped them do their jobs.

The Washington Post Cookbook

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.

The Washington Post Food section's 1956 debut was announced with a headline declaring “Mrs. Homemaker, This Is for You!” We talk with editor Bonnie Benwick about the stories behind the recipes in the newspaper's first cookbook.

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