Media

  • 3:50pm Mar 21, 2013

    Images Of The Dead And The Change They Provoke

    Disturbing images of the dead and dying have long been used as tools to provoke change. After the tragedy in Newtown, Ct., some are urging the release of the crime photos, hoping that images of the massacre might lead to stronger gun control.
  • 2:44pm Mar 18, 2013
    Economy Economy

    As Consumers Jump Ship, News Outlets Shift Priorities

    Americans are abandoning their long-trusted news outlets in high numbers. According to a Pew Research Center report, 31 percent of Americans say they have deserted a particular news outlet because it no longer provides the information they want.
  • 1:32pm Mar 18, 2013
    National National Education

    News Corp. Education Tablet: For The Love Of Learning?

    The Amplify tablet is specially designed for K-12 classroom interaction. While the company touts the ability to improve teaching and learning, critics have questioned News Corp.'s motives.
  • Since joining AARP's dating service, Dina Mande has gone out on a half-dozen dates
    HowAboutWe
    7:48pm Mar 17, 2013
    National National

    Seniors Flirt With AARP's Online Dating Service

    Here's the plan: Find someone, get married, grow old together. But what if you've done that, and suddenly find yourself back at square one? For those 50 and older, AARP has launched a dating site to help find that special someone.
  • 3:24pm Mar 14, 2013
    National National Books Arts

    Jake Tapper Takes A Host Chair At CNN

    The veteran reporter has recently moved from ABC News to CNN where he now hosts his own show and serves as Chief Washington Correspondent. In Part II of this interview, Tapper talks about fact-checking the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and blow back from the White House after asking tough questions.
  • Researchers found that exposure to uncivil comments can polarize opinion on news issues.
    iStockphoto.com
    5:56pm Mar 12, 2013
    Science Science

    The 'Nasty Effect': How Comments Color Comprehension

    At its best, the Web is a place for unlimited exchange of ideas. But the uncivil discourse that unfolds in comments sections can be poisonous. A study in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication suggests that rude comments on articles can change the way we interpret the news.
  • 2:52pm Feb 25, 2013
    World News World News Sports National

    The Media Frenzy Surrounding Oscar Pistorius

    South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in their Pretoria home. The trial has set off a media frenzy and the coverage varies widely around the globe and in sports publications.
  • 1:19pm Feb 25, 2013

    Electric Car Review Dust-Up May Put Brakes On Tesla Profits

    After The New York Times published a scathing review of Tesla's Model S electric car, the automaker's CEO took to Twitter to slam the reporter. Disputed facts aside, the timing of the spat could hurt Tesla, which is under pressure to improve its financial performance.
  • Despite its dark themes (slavery and the Civil War are hardly feel-good topics), Lincoln, like other Oscar nominees, has done very well at the box office. Disney has spent about $10 million campaigning for the best-picture prize, hoping for a payoff down
    DreamWorks
    6:47pm Feb 22, 2013
    Arts Arts

    Despite Dark Themes, A Big Oscar Bounce

    At the Oscar ceremony on Sunday night, there'll be lots of talk about excellence — the movie industry honoring its own. But as NPR's Bob Mondello notes, there has always been another side to the Oscars: money.