Category: NPR

Giving Some Rope: A Brief History Of Tensions Between Politicians And The Press

July 7th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, Newsmakers, NPR, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Hillary Clinton’s campaign took the term “wrangling the press” to a whole new level this weekend when it literally used a rope to control reporters covering the Democratic presidential candidate’s walk in a New Hampshire Fourth of July parade…

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“Politicians and the media are the ultimate hate-love relationship. The bottom line is politicians see the media as a semi-necessary evil, and the politicians have, in many cases, now gotten to the point where you can almost avoid dealing with the press” in the age of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter Among Social Media Sites Moving Into News

July 1st, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

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How Apple’s Embrace Of Mobile Ad Blocking Could Affect The Web

June 12th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

For the first time, Apple is allowing app developers to create ad blocking software for Safari’s mobile browser…

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Can we fix our Pakistan problem?

May 23rd, 2015 in 2015, Adil Najam, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, NPR, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Adil Najam, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies

Seymour Hersh’s LRB scoop on the execution of Osama bin Laden – too hot, apparently, for the New Yorker to handle – is a persuasive and unnerving re-write of the Obama White House account…

Expert quote:

“This is an absurd relationship on both sides. The Sy Hersh story is the perfect metaphor for the US-Pakistan relationship and the absurdity of it. Why? Because nothing that can be said or heard about it can or should be believed… It’s not about the details. What he’s really pointing out in stark ways…is: This is not a friendship. It is not an alliance…”

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Chinese Rail In South America

May 19th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers, NPR, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies

As the US struggles with infrastructure, China moves to build a brand new railway across South America…

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NBC Tries Out Binge Viewing With ‘Aquarius’

May 9th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

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Pacquiao Beats Mayweather In Fight For Marketing Dollars

April 29th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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Prosecutors In Boston Marathon Bombing To Wrap Up Their Case

March 30th, 2015 in 2015, Boston bomber trial, Karen Pita Loor, Newsmakers, NPR, School of Law 0 comments

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Karen Pita Loor, School of Law

Emotional testimony is expected before the government rests its case against admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev…

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Getting Your Due In Social Security Benefits

March 18th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences

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Editorial Content Blurs With Advertising In Magazines

March 10th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

With magazine advertising revenues spiraling downward, some major print magazines are testing out a new advertising model, getting journalists to write ads as part of their editorials…

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