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    Government and the Free Press

    News executives from the New York Times, the Associated Press, and Reuters talked about government restrictions on the press, the future of whistleblowers, and accusations of media bias in…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses on the question, “Do Sunday morning talk shows still matter?” Hadas Gold was interviewed by phone about the Sunday morning…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day, and on the question, “How do you get your news?”

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the media’s coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur International…

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    Book Discussion The News: A User's Manual

    Alain de Botton talked about his book, The News: A User’s Manual, in which he looks at the way the news media shapes the way we think about politics, tragedy, crime, and…

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    Book Discussion on Sensationalism

    Co-editor David Sachsman talked about the book, Sensationalism: Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th Century Reporting, a collection of essays exploring…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Which news sources do you trust, and why?” Frank Newport was interviewed by phone about a September 2013 Gallup…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the state of U.S. media.C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo previewed the Sunday morning programs.

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    Town Hall on Media Coverage of War

    Telephone lines and electronic communications were open for comments on the media’s coverage of war. The program included clips from previous C-SPAN programming and interviews…

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    Media Coverage of Crime and Mass Casualties

    Panelists talked about media coverage of the perpetrators of mass casualty crimes. Topics included the the December 2012 Connecticut elementary shooting, gun control efforts, and media…

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    News Coverage of Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

    A selectwoman, a police spokesperson, a community radio station news director, and a photojournalist, all from Newtown, Connecticut, talked about their experiences in the immediate…

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    Book Discussion on After Broadcast News

    Michael X. Delli Carpini talked about his book, After Broadcast News, in which he looks at the new media regime that is replacing the decades-long dominance of traditional journalism, and…

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    Book Discussion on The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption

    Clay Johnson, whose company managed President Obama’s 2008 online campaign, outlines ways for people to “consume information in a healthy way.” He used PowerPoint during…

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    White House Correspondents' Dinner

    Journalists, politicians and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association Annual Dinner. President Obama poked fun at himself and his Republican rivals and…

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    The Communicators with Nick Bilton

    Nick Bilton talked about the impact of technology on the media.

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    How Americans First Learned of Pearl Harbor

    In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Marvin Kalb used film, audio, and photographic records from the National Archives and the Newseum to illustrate the…

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    Washington Classroom with Stephen Farnsworth

    Stephen Farnsworth talked about the role of the news media in presidential elections.

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    Communicators with David Ensor

    Director of the Voice of America (VOA) David Ensor discussed changes in the U.S. government-funded national and international news and information network. This week’s “The…

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    Entertainment News Coverage

    Harvey Levin, creator of celebrity news site TMZ.com, discussed the future of news coverage. In his speech he predicted that television and the Web would merge in the next five years,…

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    The Pentagon Papers Case - 35 Years Later

    In a forum on communications law, the participants discussed the question, “The Pentagon Papers Case 35 Years Later: How Would the Court Decide Today?” They gave personal…

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