Sunday, December 4, 2016, 6:00am
We tackle the thorny question of how journalists should cover President-elect Trump as he continues to flaunt traditional rules and criticize the press. Plus: a cognitive linguist explains how the brain normalizes fringe ideas. Don't miss this week’s on the media, from WNYC studios...
Sunday, November 27, 2016, 6:00am
Covering journalism, technology, and First Amendment issues, On The Media casts an incisive eye on the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America, and abroad.
Sunday, November 20, 2016, 6:00am
In the months leading up to the election, some fake news stories generated more engagement on Facebook than real news stories. This week, On the Media considers the landscape of misinformation and how to separate truth from fiction. Plus, the media power of the so-called alt-right.
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 6:00am
The press didn’t see it coming. Or did they? We examine the role of data . . . and delusion . . . in this election. Also, how a plan to dismantle the Electoral College could make elections fairer, and election coverage more interesting....