Media

  • A screen shot of the Boston Marathon bombing video that Storyful helped verify.
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    7:56pm Oct 02, 2013

    Social Media Detectives: Is That Viral Video For Real?

    After the Boston Marathon bombing, Storyful helped journalists verify that a popular YouTube video was actually an eyewitness account. But it doesn't stop there — the company also hopes to change the "Wild West" model of news organizations using citizen journalists' uploaded content free.
  • 5:59pm Sep 11, 2013

    Fake 'Twerk Fail' Video Tricks Gullible TV News Networks

    Last week a video of a girl dancing, falling and catching on fire made its way onto cable and local news networks. This week, late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel came forward to reveal that the video was a hoax and that he staged the whole thing. It's not the first time the press has been duped by videos engineered to go viral.
  • 5:59pm Sep 11, 2013

    Media Weighs Competition, Collaboration In Snowden Coverage

    British paper The Guardian announced last Friday that it would share classified documents acquired from Edward Snowden with The New York Times. News organizations pursuing the disclosures made by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have seesawed between rivalry and collaboration — resentment and achievement.
  • 3:48pm Sep 05, 2013
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    Tina Brown: Women Are Terrifyingly Vulnerable In Many Places

    For our regular feature "Word of Mouth," Renee Montagne talks with Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and founder of the annual Women in the World summit. She has three must-reads on women whose lives were changed by kidnapping and captivity.
  • 10:54am Sep 03, 2013

    Radio Station KYAY Is Lifeline For Apache Tribe

    In eastern Arizona, there's a tiny, 1900 watt radio station that's marking its first year on the air. KYAY is licensed to and owned by the San Carlos Apache Tribe. For many of the isolated reservation's 13,000 or so residents, it's the outlet for community information, news and a lot of entertainment.
  • 4:45am Sep 02, 2013

    British Journalist Sir David Frost Dies At 74

    David Frost was probably best known in the United States for his interviews with former President Richard Nixon in 1977 after Nixon had resigned from office. The interview was taped over the course of four weeks, two hours at a time. Frost died of a suspected heart attack.
  • 6:39pm Aug 28, 2013

    Kelly McEvers Reflects On Middle East Reporting As She Leaves Region

    Melissa Block has an exit interview with Kelly McEvers, who's ending a grueling years-long assignment in the Middle East that included coverage of Iraq, Syria and beyond. McEvers and her NPR colleague Deborah Amos, won four major awards in 2012 for coverage of the Syrian conflict.
  • NPR CEO and President Gary Knell.
    Sesame Workshop
    6:58pm Aug 19, 2013

    NPR CEO Gary Knell Announces He's Leaving

    Knell joined NPR in December 2011. He came after the resignation of Vivian Schiller, who left after two high-profile controversies. Now he's moving to National Geographic for what he says is an opportunity "I could not turn down."
  • 6:58pm Aug 19, 2013
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    U.K. Detains Partner Of Journalist Who Talked With Snowden

    British authorities detained the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald's for nearly nine hours at Heathrow Airport on Monday. Greenwald, who works for The Guardian, published many of Edward Snowden's revelations about the National Security Agency's large-scale monitoring of telephone and email traffic. Key members of parliament and human rights activists are demanding to know why Greenwald's partner, David Miranda, was held.