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Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.
11 hours ago
CNN’s Jim Sciutto on getting Trump insiders on the record for 'The Madman Theory'
Jim Sciutto's new book, "The Madman Theory: Trump Takes on the World," contains on-the-record interviews with an array of Trump administration foreign policy officials. The CNN anchor shares his reporting process and his observations about the Trump years with Brian Stelter. “It amazes me, the threshold for outrage or controversy” these days, Sciutto says. He points out that warnings about Trump from people previously in his inner circle are “dismissed as kind of partisan hectoring, even though it comes from inside his own administration.” He also discusses the disturbing impacts of Trump’s anti-media rhetoric around the world.
5 days ago
August 9, 2020: Biden-bashing fuels radio shows and Trump webcasts; right-wing radio is full of Covid-19 conspiracy talk; Jeffrey Toobin: 'Repetition is not truth'
Plus... local reporters work overtime to honor the dead during the pandemic; "We Have Her Back" group will call out sexist VP coverage; were Trump's executive orders merely a media stunt? David Zurawik, Nicole Hemmer, Errin Haines, Hilary Rosen, Claire McNeill and Jeffrey Toobin join Brian Stelter.
Aug 7, 2020
The 19th* CEO Emily Ramshaw: 'This is serious journalism that's aimed at exposing disparities'
The 19th* is a nonprofit news startup "at the intersection of gender, politics and policy." Co-founder and CEO Emily Ramshaw talks with Brian Stelter about this month's launch and plans for the future. Ramshaw discusses the media's glaring weaknesses when it comes to gender. In the 2020 election season, "we're seeing those same conversations over and over," she says. "We are not making strides. And so that's what inspired us to say, you know what? I just want to blow it all up and start over." She also talks about the news outlet's business model and the impacts of the pandemic.
Aug 2, 2020
August 2, 2020: Stelter on why election coverage will be different this year; campaign aide explains Biden's media strategy
Plus... Many Fox viewers changed the channel during John Lewis funeral; pandemic disinformation is wasting precious time; how the AP is prepping to cover 'election week' in 2020; 'Election Meltdown' author on Trump's threat to democracy; why was Homeland Security collecting 'intel' on journalists?; James Murdoch breaks with family's media empire; how news outlets can empower voters in 2020. Susan Glasser, Erin Geiger Smith, Richard Hasen, Sally Buzbee, TJ Ducklo and Errol Louis join Brian Stelter.
Jul 29, 2020
Peter Kafka on the 'Netflix effect' and the newly crowded landscape of streaming services
Netflix "bent the world to the Netflix model," Peter Kafka says, and its competitors are now many laps behind. Kafka, the co-host the current season of Recode’s "Land of the Giants" podcast, talks with Brian Stelter about the streaming service’s growth and worldwide reach. He describes Netflix’s "frenemy relationship" with media companies that both supply programming and compete with the service. Kafka also comments on Netflix's "astonishing" 160 Emmy wins and the impact of challengers like HBO Max, Disney+ and Peacock.
Jul 24, 2020
Jason Stanley on the 'ten pillars of fascist politics' and media coverage of federal forces in Portland, Oregon
Yale University professor Jason Stanley, author of "How Fascism Works," says he sees a fascist social and political movement taking hold in America's democracy. In this conversation with Brian Stelter, Stanley says the Trump administration is "manufacturing dissent" by sending federal forces to Portland, Oregon and other cities. Stanley calls this tactic "lawlessness in the name of 'law and order,'" and says Fox News functions as a "propaganda station" for Trump. Stanley also discusses Trump's mishandling of the pandemic and explains the "ten pillars of fascist politics" outlined in his book.
Jul 19, 2020
July 19, 2020: April Ryan and David Zurawik on Trump's Fox interview; Brian Stelter on the coronavirus testing lie; Anne Applebaum on why authoritarians try to discredit the media
Plus... Trump's reality distortion field extends to "fake polls;" Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to TV; is there growing intolerance in American newsrooms? Peter Nicholas, Ed Yong, April Ryan, David Zurawik, Amanda Carpenter, Jill Filipovic, Tim O'Brien and Anne Applebaum join Brian Stelter.
Jul 17, 2020
'Great Influenza' author John Barry on politicization of public health and news coverage of the Covid-19 crisis
John Barry, author of "The Great Influenza," reflects on what can be learned from history, now that his 2004 book has been thrust back onto best-seller lists. "Fortunately this virus is not nearly as virulent, as deadly as the 1918 virus, so we're not in that situation," he says. "But the trivialization of it for the first several months by the administration, the politicization of the mask issue -- it's costing lives. There is no question." Barry says the communications problem is paramount: "It all depends on convincing people to comply with the recommendations." He also discusses his recent New York Times op-ed and the influence of right-wing media.
Jul 12, 2020
July 12, 2020: Tucker Carlson faces questions after staffer resigns over racist posts; Jon Karl on White House briefing woes; Brian Stelter says 'we are in a truth emergency'
Plus... Keeping up with the 'firehose' of news about Covid-19; What Mary Trump's tell-all says about Trump's psyche; Margaret Sullivan's new book offers six partial solutions to the crisis in local news. Oliver Darcy, Nicole Hemmer, Helen Branswell, Jonathan Karl, Tony Schwartz and Margaret Sullivan join Brian Stelter.
Jul 9, 2020
Nina Jankowicz on Facebook, 'whack-a-troll,' and her book 'How to Lose the Information War'
Disinformation expert Nina Jankowicz talks with Brian Stelter about her new book, "How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict." Recounting her travels throughout Ukraine and her briefings for lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Jankowicz describes the disturbing impacts of both domestic and foreign information operations. She says the U.S. is "abdicating leadership" and warns about a potential "fact-free version of Democracy-lite" in the future. She also proposes a "disinformation museum," where users can see content that has since been removed from the internet.
Jul 5, 2020
July 5, 2020: Covid-19 coverage in Texas, Arizona and Florida; how Trump is speaking the language of Fox News; Ted Boutrous on Trumpworld's pattern of legal intimidation
Plus... Dr. Anthony Fauci's disappearances from national TV shows; Dr. Seema Yasmin on the press as the 'immune system of a democracy;' behind the 'Tucker Carlson 2024' chatter. Mindy Marques Gonzalez, Kathy Tulumello, Steve Riley, Dr. Seema Yasmin, Douglas Brinkley, Ted Boutrous and Alex Thompson join Brian Stelter.
Jul 2, 2020
James Fallows on a 'national-scale Titanic' and why reporters must keep investigating the U.S. response to the pandemic
The Atlantic's James Fallows talks with Brian Stelter about his recent article that imagines a National Transportation Safety Board probe into the U.S. pandemic response. Fallows shares his reporting about critical leadership failures that occurred in January and February. Stelter points out that the president's missteps line up with a timeline of Fox News coverage. Fallows says Fox is an "outside distorting pressure which has changed everything about decisions inside the administration, and how they think their part of the public base will respond."
Jun 28, 2020
June 28, 2020: Facebook exec responds to ad boycott campaign; pro-Trump outlets are downplaying Covid-19 dangers; 'what is the cost of lies?'
Plus... Susan Glasser on the view from Trump's 'Hannity bunker,' Bill Moyers on Facebook's 'garbage,' and Jake Tapper on the origins of new movie 'The Outpost.' Joan Lunden, Kristen Powers, David Zurawik, Susan Glasser, Jake Tapper, Nick Clegg, and Bill Moyers join Brian Stelter.
Jun 26, 2020
Kurt Andersen on 'Fantasyland' thinking about the pandemic and America's long-held taste for mistruths
"Believe-whatever-you-want fantasy is deeply embedded in our DNA," journalist Kurt Andersen wrote in his 2017 book "Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire." Brian Stelter asks him to apply the lessons of "Fantasyland" to the Covid-19 crisis. Andersen also discusses the American affinity for "ultra-individualism," Trump's disconnect from "reality-based" Americans, and the impact of the QAnon conspiracy theory.
Jun 21, 2020
June 21, 2020: How the 'no-show protest' of Trump's rally originated; what the rallies look like from beyond America's borders; why Stelter says Trump's ignorance proves the need for media literacy
Plus... Astead Herndon's reporters notebook from Tulsa; Carl Bernstein on Trump's mood swings; inside the mass firings at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. Mary Jo Laupp, Astead Herndon, Jasmine El-Gamal, Guy Snodgrass, Karen Kornbluh, Sarah Ellison, Anthony Scaramucci and Carl Bernstein join Brian Stelter.
Jun 18, 2020
Dr. Richard Besser on 'radio silence' from government experts and 'pandemic fatigue' among the public
Public health science and communication "are inextricably linked," says Dr. Richard Besser, former CDC acting director, ABC News medical expert, and president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He and Brian Stelter discuss the "unmet need" for clear and cohesive messaging from federal officials about Covid-19. "It's practically radio silence at the federal level from political leaders as well as public health leaders in terms of where we are and what needs to be done," he says. Dr. Besser also talks about strengths and weaknesses in the media coverage of the pandemic.
Jun 14, 2020
June 14, 2020: Brian Stelter challenges Trump attorney Jenna Ellis; Sara Sidner on her experience 'from Ferguson to Floyd;' is the Trump admin keeping medical experts off the air?
A racism reckoning for the media industry? Plus... Why the press should be careful when forecasting "waves;" an interview with journalist Linda Tirado, who was blinded at a protest and is now suing police. Dr. James Hamblin, Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Dan Diamond, Jenna Ellis, Sara Sidner, Linda Tirado, Tai-Heng Cheng and Farai Chideya join Brian Stelter.
Jun 12, 2020
Alexis Johnson, barred from protest coverage at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, tells her side of the story
"Who exactly does objectivity serve? And is there a difference between objectivity and fairness?" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Alexis Johnson joins Brian Stelter to discuss turmoil at the paper, which stems from management’s decision to stop Johnson from covering Black Lives Matter protests because she posted a satirical tweet about riots. Executive editor Keith Burris said she showed "bias." Johnson says, "To think that no reporter has bias, and to think that no newsroom has bias... is just absolutely ridiculous." Johnson says "I don't know how much longer the Post-Gazette can thrive" under current leadership.
Jun 7, 2020
June 7, 2020: Masha Gessen on 'Surviving Autocracy;' Nikole Hannah-Jones on NYT op-ed controversy; Jemele Hill on newsroom diversity failures
Plus... Brian Stelter on the president telling you not to believe your eyes; Alexi McCammond on White House coverage; Karen Attiah on the need for newsroom integration; and a message from CNN's master control operations team. Karen Attiah, Jemele Hill, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Oliver Darcy, Alexi McCammond and Masha Gessen join Brian Stelter.
Jun 5, 2020
Stories from the frontlines: Reflections and suggestions from journalists covering the George Floyd protests
Brian Stelter speaks with six journalists covering the anti-racism protests across America during a Society of Professional Journalists webinar titled "stories from the frontlines: journalists and protests." The panel addresses the troubling spate of attacks on journalists; offers tips to stay safe; and reflects on the "extraordinary moment" for journalists of color and the state of newsroom diversity. This week's guests: Dorothy Tucker, CBS-Chicago investigative reporter and president of the National Association of Black Journalists Errin Haines, editor-at-large of The 19th News Mike Trautmann, Louisville Courier-Journal news director and director of investigations Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio reporter Haisten Willis, freelance journalist for the Washington Post and other outlets Jesse J. Holland, author, scholar and former AP journalist
May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020: Covering the protests and riots sweeping America; reporters arrested and assaulted in several major cities; amid the unrest, press must explain 'how we got here'
Plus... Reporters in Minneapolis describe dodging tear gas and rubber bullets; Errin Haines says news outlets should "center" the stories of peaceful protestors; is Facebook like a chemical factory polluter? Omar Jimenez, Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Jane Coaston, Errin Haines, David Zurawik, David Frum, Roger McNamee and Yael Eisenstat join Brian Stelter.
May 28, 2020
CNN's media reporters reflect on the three months that changed everything — and what the next three months may bring
Oliver Darcy, Kerry Flynn, Donie O'Sullivan, Frank Pallotta and Chloe Melas talk with Brian Stelter about all the ways the pandemic has upended the worlds of media, tech, and entertainment. "Even the media companies that I thought were the strongest and would be able to survive without making any cuts -- they've been forced" to make changes, Flynn says. Darcy and O'Sullivan call out the shortcomings of social media platforms. Pallotta and Melas discuss the movie, music and live event industries.
May 24, 2020
May 24, 2020: Ben Smith on his scrutiny of Ronan Farrow's reporting; Dan Abrams on decision to publish column by Matt Lauer
Plus... Garry Kasparov says Trump lowering the moral bar for us all; the significance of Trump's hostility toward VOA; The Atlantic's Ed Yong on America's 'patchwork pandemic'; NYT's Jennifer Senior: Trump doesn't believe what he can't see... Garry Kasparov, Ed Yong, Jennifer Senior, Ben Smith, Dan Abrams, Sunlen Serfaty and Matt Armstrong join Brian Stelter.
May 21, 2020
NPR's Nancy Barnes on pandemic coverage and Eric and Wendy Schmidt's big new donation
Nancy Barnes, NPR's senior VP of news and editorial director, talks with Brian Stelter about the recent $4.7 million gift from Eric and Wendy Schmidt. The funds will bolster reporting hubs in California and the Midwest. The gift is "specifically geared towards our efforts to grow local journalism," Barnes says. She also discusses NPR's pandemic coverage, and how the public radio network is faring financially. "The budget hit is significant," she says. "It's almost exclusively related to Covid-19."
May 17, 2020
May 17, 2020: Trump's hate movement against the media; former Australian prime minister calls out the 'Murdoch mafia;' Lawrence Wright on parallels between 9/11 and Covid-19
Plus... A tale of two presidents; Trump's pattern of firing government watchdogs on Friday nights; and Garrett Graff on 'the storm we can't see.' Margaret Carlson, April Ryan, Peter Wehner, Garrett Graff, Kevin Rudd and Lawrence Wright join Brian Stelter.
May 15, 2020
FiveThirtyEight editor Nate Silver on the "known unknowns" of Covid-19 and the need for "humility"
Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, talks with Brian Stelter about Covid-19 data and media coverage of the pandemic. From the death rate to the daily number of tests, "any one indicator is going to have its flaws," Silver says. He addresses flaws in the conversation about "reopening" and the predictions of new waves of infections. While Silver says there is a relationship between social distancing efforts and rates of transmission, he warns that "trying to pick up a clear signal amidst noisy data when there are marginal changes being made" is very complicated.
May 10, 2020
May 10, 2020: Experts explain the appeal of crazy conspiracy theories; the news media's role in making sense of the pandemic; WH withholding key Covid-19 data from the public?
Plus... an interview with NYT CEO Mark Thompson; Trump versus Voice of America; and a Mother's Day visit with the mom and daughters behind "The Quarantine Times." Maggie Haberman, Catherine Rampell, Oliver Darcy, Renee DiResta, Brendan Nyhan, Mark Thompson, Lisa Napoli, and Laura, Claire and Rachel Lundgren join Brian Stelter.
May 8, 2020
Author Lisa Napoli on CNN's birth, the creation of the 24-hour news cycle, and the rise of 'news junkies'
In the new book "Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN and the Birth of 24-Hour News," reporter Lisa Napoli recounts how Ted Turner's vision sparked a media revolution. Napoli speaks with Brian Stelter ahead of CNN's 40th birthday on June 1. She recalls her own internship at the fledging channel in 1981; the forgotten figures who made the channel into what it is today; and the international reach of CNN.
May 3, 2020
May 3, 2020: Carl Bernstein on the 'war on truth;' how Johns Hopkins maps every confirmed Covid-19 case; Katharine Viner on the 'coronavirus crackdown'
Plus... Brian Stelter's essay on the need for hard truths at a very hard time; how America's handling of the Covid-19 crisis is viewed abroad; and a thank you message to members of the media who cannot work from home. Carl Bernstein, Beth Blauer, Jennifer Nuzzo, Olivia Nuzzi, Ryan Lizza, Katharine Viner and Jake Tapper join Brian Stelter.
May 1, 2020
Former VOA director David Ensor on Trump's attacks: 'There's something in the water... and it's not good'
What is driving President Trump's recent barbs at the federally-funded news outlet Voice of America? David Ensor, former director of VOA, speaks with Brian Stelter about the president's attacks and the news organization's mission. Contrary to the White House's claims, VOA has "done a thorough job of covering and uncovering Chinese misinformation," he says. "It is a truthful news organization that really tries to get to the bottom of things and that represents all views on issues."
Apr 26, 2020
April 26, 2020: The Trump Show diverts attention from pandemic's true victims; Carson Daly on handling anxiety in a crisis; Brooke Baldwin on her Covid-19 recovery
Plus, Why do reporters put up with Trump's attacks? Can local news outlets survive the pandemic's blow? How much longer will the pandemic stress test last? Dr. Seema Yasmin, Oliver Darcy, Jonathan Karl, Brooke Baldwin, Mary Spicuzza, Amy Brothers, Nikki Vargas and Carson Daly join Brian Stelter.
Apr 23, 2020
Dr. Vivek Murthy on media coverage of the pandemic, the president's mixed messages, and the uncanny timing of his new book 'Together'
Dr. Vikek Murthy, who was Surgeon General during Barack Obama's second term, joins Brian Stelter to explain how his new book, "Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World," applies to this period of "physical distancing." Dr. Murthy discusses "the mental health impact of Covid-19," the danger of a "social recession," and more. Stelter also asks him to evaluate news coverage of the pandemic and describe what he expects the coming months to be like.
Apr 19, 2020
Piers Morgan's stunning advice for his friend Donald Trump; Fox News shows promoting protests against stay-at-home orders; interviews with Instagram head Adam Mosseri and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki
Plus... A new generation of White House reporters holding power to account; when TV shows become hazardous to public health; and Brian Stelter's message that "it's okay to not be okay." Piers Morgan, Juliette Kayyem, Philip Bump, Kaitlan Collins, Francesca Chambers, Adam Mosseri and Susan Wojcicki join Stelter.
Apr 17, 2020
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on what the online video giant is doing differently during the pandemic
In her first interview since much of the world went on "pause" due to the coronavirus crisis, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks with Brian Stelter about the platform's policies and strategies relating to the pandemic. Wojcicki describes the steps YouTube is taking to amplify accurate public health information, while also identifying and removing false content. Wojcicki and Stelter also discuss an uptick in news viewership; the "acceleration of our digital lives" brought on by the pandemic; and the kid-friendly parts of YouTube.
Apr 16, 2020
Len Downie on the Trump administration's 'unprecedented hostility' toward the press, and why it matters
Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of the Washington Post, shares his conclusions after writing a report for the Committee to Protect Journalists on the Trump administration and the media. Downie synthesizes three years of research and commentary about "the unprecedented hostility that President Trump has with the press, and the way in which he's trying to destroy the credibility of the news media's reporting about him." Downie says this is especially dangerous now, during a pandemic.
Apr 12, 2020
Interview with New York Times editor Dean Baquet; Stelter on Trump's infomercials; what's missing from the narrative about 'reopening the economy'
Plus... Senators urge stimulus funding for local newspapers and David Zurawik says "this isn't reality TV anymore." Sen. Angus King, Dean Baquet, Nicholas Kristof, Elaina Plott and David Zurawik join Brian Stelter.
Apr 10, 2020
How arts, sports and dining beats have changed due to 'social distancing' and the pandemic
What's a local sports editor to do when there are no sports? What's a classical music critic to do when there are no performances? What's a food writer to do when restaurants are closed? Three writers and editors join Brian Stelter for a dialogue about how their jobs and coverage priorities have changed due to the coronavirus crisis. Louisville Courier-Journal sports editor Rana Cash talks about how her newsroom is taking an "all hands on deck approach" to cover the crisis. Cash says, "Three of my sports reporters are currently on furlough this week. And so it's more pressure and it's harder to get things done. But this is such a unique story, such an important story that I feel like people are kind of willing to kind of go the extra mile because of the weight of it. And that's from our features reporters... to all of our sports writers." New York Magazine classical music and architecture critic Justin Davidson describes New York City "on pause." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution food…
Apr 5, 2020
April 5, 2020: Trump delivering daily doses of misinformation; Zoom CEO on taking a "step back" to focus on platform's privacy issues
Plus... When Covid-19 reporting becomes a first-person story; Washington Post editor on the White House's crippled response to pandemic; Fox's fingerprints all over Trump's pandemic response; Sharing stories from front-line health care workers; and more. Gregg Gonsalves, Susan Glasser, Nisha Mehta, Marty Baron and Eric Yuan join Brian Stelter.
Apr 3, 2020
Catherine Rampell on covering the "economic coma" caused by the coronavirus
As the coronavirus pandemic worsens and the job market collapses, Washington Post opinion columnist Catherine Rampell talks about the "deficit in economic, business, quantitative fluency within the media" and identifies some tips to ensure journalists "are sufficiently informed to be able to push back when they're being spun" by political leaders. Rampell also dismisses the claims about a "trade-off between what we need to do to save lives, and what we need to do to salvage the economy... That's just not true."
Mar 29, 2020
March 29, 2020: Stephen King, Maggie Haberman, Hasan Minhaj dissect media coverage of a '50-state disaster;' front pages report rising death toll; doctors harness social media to alert the public
Plus... Amazon's Jay Carney on helping people stay connected... The New Yorker's David Remnick on federal leadership failures... and the Fox News presidency takes a dangerous turn. Maggie Haberman, Esther Choo, S.E. Cupp, Jay Carney, Stephen King, Hasan Minhaj and David Remnick join Brian Stelter.
Mar 27, 2020
Garrett Graff on the 'collective experience' of Covid-19, the media coverage, and Trump's disinformation
"We are living through a united, national moment," Garrett Graff says, likening the pandemic to WWII and 9/11. Despite the "paucity of national inspirational leadership," Graff highlights how "much of the nation's response has been driven by individuals at the local level." Graff also tells Brian Stelter about his decision to compile an "oral history" about the coronavirus crisis. He says the project is vital because "we're all losing track of time... We're all stuck in a weird 'Groundhog Day' loop that is causing us to really lose sight of the momentousness of the changes in our lives."
Mar 22, 2020
March 22, 2020: Dan Rather and Carl Bernstein on leadership in crisis; AT&T CEO on keeping America connected during the coronavirus shutdown; three top editors on the state of the news business
Plus... Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos on Hollywood's production halt; Julie Roginsky and Max Boot on Fox's U-turn; and much more. Jeffrey Goldberg, Sally Buzbee, Matt Murray, Dan Rather, Carl Bernstein, Julie Roginsky, Max Boot, Ted Sarandos and Randall Stephenson join Brian Stelter.
Mar 18, 2020
Andrew Rossi on "After Truth," a new HBO documentary about the disinformation age
Brian Stelter, executive producer of "After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News," shares a preview of the film and speaks with director Andrew Rossi about the real-world consequences of disinformation. Stelter and Rossi dissect "several case studies from 2015 to 2018" in the film, from the Jade Helm conspiracy theory to "Pizzagate." They discuss their decision to focus on the "victims" and "perpetrators" of false news. Rossi explains, "You have people who are pushing the false stories, and then you have people who are the subject of them and are actually victims, and they are suffering a cost."
Mar 15, 2020
March 15, 2020: The great shutdown of 2020 is underway; wisdom for covering a pandemic; local news on the front lines of the coronavirus
Plus... Brian Stelter's message about "social distancing;" Juliette Kayyem on covering an unprecedented "50-state disaster;" James Hamblin on what we're missing to fight the virus; Susan Glasser on misinformation coming from the most powerful; and former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on the pandemic's future. Oliver Darcy, Dr. James Hamblin, Juliette Kayyem, Michele Matassa Flores, Audrey Cooper, Susan Glasser, Dr. Vivek Murthy and Andrew Rossi join Brian Stelter.
Mar 12, 2020
Covering coronavirus: NYMag editor David Haskell on how his newsroom is responding to the crisis
New York Media EIC David Haskell joins Brian Stelter to discuss how media companies are reacting to the coronavirus pandemic, how reporters are working remotely, and more. Haskell also reflects on his one-year anniversary as editor, what it was like to succeed Adam Moss, and the state of publishing.
Mar 8, 2020
March 8, 2020: Examining media coverage of coronavirus; Trump should 'lead, or get out of the way;' the importance of 'social distancing;' behind Joe Biden's comeback
Plus... How Bernie Sanders' critiques of the media differ from Trump's; one full year without a W.H. press secretary briefing; why the Trump campaign is suing CNN, the NYT, and WaPo. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Dr. Seema Yasmin, Kathleen Sebelius, TJ Ducklo, David Sirota, Errin Haines, Joe Lockhart and Sara Fischer join Brian Stelter.
Mar 6, 2020
Katherine Miller and Harry Enten on the primaries, the polls, and the political landscape 'where only the last 72 hours seems to matter'
BuzzFeed News reporter Katherine Miller and CNN senior writer and analyst Harry Enten debrief about the past week of Democratic politics and how the stunning developments have been framed by the news media. Joe Biden's victories were due "in part because people really wanted clarity in the field," Miller says: "People have found the news cycles very chaotic and the primary overall pretty chaotic." Miller, Enten and Brian Stelter discuss Biden's "earned media tsunami;" the limited power of fast-moving primary polling; and a sudden "sense of loss" over what had to this point been a historically diverse pool of candidates.
Mar 1, 2020
March 1, 2020: How to cover the Coronavirus responsibly; a non-partisan virus in a partisan war; Trump attacks Comcast and vows to 'destroy their image'
Plus... The 'inside story' about Facebook's rise; interviews with officials from the Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg campaigns; and the difference between fact-checking Democratic candidates and Trump. Catherine Rampell, Dannagal Young, Daniel Dale, Aleksandra Kuzmanovic, Dr. Seema Yasmin, Bernie 2020 senior advisor Chuck Rocha, Bloomberg 2020 senior national spokesperson Sabrina Singh, and Steven Levy join Brian Stelter.
Feb 28, 2020
Coronavirus and the media, the wider impact of Weinstein verdict, Bob Iger's big move, and more with our media reporter roundtable
Oliver Darcy, Kerry Flynn, Frank Pallotta, and Chloe Melas join Brian Stelter for a wide-ranging discussion around the week's biggest media business and culture stories. Then they zoom out and assess the biggest stories on their beats in 2020 thus far and look ahead to the spring season.
Feb 23, 2020
February 23, 2020: Tim O'Brien on the secret to getting under Trump's skin; The Hill's long-awaited review of journalist who spread Ukraine conspiracy
Plus... The Fox News pardon pipeline; how censorship stifles essential journalism during a crisis; as the 2020 election escalates, so do the "Meme Wars"; Southern rock strikes a new chord in the Trump era. Oliver Darcy, Julia Ioffe, Marko Suprun, Errol Lewis, Taylor Lorenz, David Frum, Tim O'Brien, Megha Rajagopalan, Kim Dozier and Drive-By Truckers' frontmen Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood join John Avlon.
Feb 19, 2020
Charlotte Alter on why millennial politicians are "The Ones We've Been Waiting For"
Time national correspondent Charlotte Alter is the author of "The Ones We've Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America." She shares insights about millennial politicians like Pete Buttigieg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She also identifies some media myths and stereotypes surrounding this often-misunderstood generation. "A lot of the coverage is determined by people who are baby boomers," she points out. She discusses social movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter, highlighting blind spots in coverage.
Feb 16, 2020
February 16, 2020: How to cover 'creeping authoritarianism;' newfound media scrutiny of Michael Bloomberg's campaign; which Democrats are winning the TV primary?
Plus... journalism's role in sustaining democracy; an interview with two authors who offer a 'worm's-eye view' of Trumpworld; and Trump's former chief of staff critiques Fox News... Philip Bump, Joan Walsh, Anne Applebaum, Irin Carmon, Lachlan Markay, Asawin Suebsaeng, Julie K. Brown and Ken Doctor join Brian Stelter.
Feb 14, 2020
Columbia's Emily Bell on the McClatchy bankruptcy, the 'crisis' of local journalism, and how 'civic media' could help
Columbia Journalism School professor Emily Bell, the founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, talks with Brian Stelter about the effects of local newspaper losses and the highly partisan websites that are trying to exploit the void. Bell calls them "pink slime sites." Bell discusses Facebook and Google's power: "Control of the media has totally changed in the last 15 years, and we have not really come to terms with that." She also talks about potential regulations that could help local news.
Feb 9, 2020
February 9, 2020: How Fox talk shows urged Trump to purge; inside a 'billion dollar disinformation campaign;' getting info from Chinese cities on Coronavirus lockdown
Plus: Senator Sherrod Brown says GOP senators fear Fox, talk radio and Trump; Bill Carter says journalists should stand in solidarity; Olivia Nuzzi says the Iowa caucus debacle has caused even more cynicism about politics. Sarah Isgur, Tara Dowdell, Bill Carter, McKay Coppins, Olivia Nuzzi, David Culver, and Sen. Sherrod Brown join Brian Stelter.
Feb 7, 2020
FiveThirtyEight's Clare Malone on the Iowa debacle, the mood in Hew Hampshire, and the 'cynicism' of voters
After being on the road in New Hampshire, FiveThirtyEight senior political writer Clare Malone talks about why voters feel cynical about campaign coverage and what they want from members of the media. Malone also talks with Brian Stelter about the "unmitigated disaster in Iowa" after the caucuses and why the debacle has people worrying about "election administration in the modern age of information warfare." They also discuss "the new normal" of political disinformation, and the "sports fan mentality" voters have about the presidential race, plus Malone's recent profile on Buttigieg communications guru Lis Smith.
Feb 2, 2020
February 2, 2020: Sam Donaldson reacts to fast-tracked Senate trial; how impeachment reinforced two competing info-universes; news media's quick pivot to Iowa caucus coverage; how fear of Trump is hurting government agencies
Plus, why CNN nixed its plan for a final pre-Iowa poll; the State Department versus NPR; and David Zurawik on the 'mud wrestling pit' that is social media. Sam Donaldson, Julian Zelizer, Jill Filipovic, Alexi McCammond, Astead Herndon, Art Cullen and David Zurawik join Brian Stelter.
Jan 29, 2020
Politico's Tim Alberta is writing letters to DC "from the rest of America"
"I just don't think the media as an institution has done a great job keeping up with the pace of change, political and cultural and socioeconomic and otherwise," says Tim Alberta, the chief political correspondent for Politico. That's why he is writing columns "to Washington from the rest of America," aiming to break the campaign coverage mold. His first dispatch was from the Mid-Michigan Gun & Knife Show. Alberta talks with Brian Stelter about "diner" cliches, voters' motivations, and news media blind spots. Alberta also points to a different "defining group of swing voters in 2020," offers tips for breaking out of broad-brush reporting tendencies, and more...
Jan 26, 2020
January 26, 2020: What you're not seeing on TV during Trump's trial; facts vs. feelings about impeachment; Pompeo's track record of hostility towards the press
Plus... the impact of press restrictions during the Senate trial; viral hoaxes are spreading lies about Coronavirus; and free press groups are condemning Brazil's charges against Glenn Greenwald. Susan Glasser, Melanie Zanona, Oliver Darcy, John Avlon, Lyz Lenz, and Salena Zito join Brian Stelter.
Jan 23, 2020
Alan Miller says National News Literacy Week is about solving the misinformation "pandemic"
News Literacy Project founder and CEO Alan Miller previews the first-ever National News Literacy Week and a new partnership with Scripps' local TV stations. He tells Brian Stelter about his efforts to make people part of the "information solution." While Miller's organization focuses on middle and high school, the public awareness campaign with Scripps will give the general public "some tools and resources to become more news literate," he says. Miller also discusses the difference between skepticism and cynicism; the impact of digital disinformation; why the term "fake news" is an "oxymoron," and more...
Jan 19, 2020
January 19, 2020: Jon Favreau on 'the biggest challenge for Democrats;' Trump's Fox News defense team; Capitol Hill reporters protest restrictions on impeachment trial access
Plus... What happens when a president can't handle the truth? Brian Stelter says the result is an impeachment trial. Also: Meet the man who tracks the Fox-Trump feedback loop. Jon Favreau, Dahlia Lithwick, Margaret Sullivan, Meridith McGraw, Sarah Wire, Joe Lockhart, Matt Gertz, and Peter Hamby join Brian Stelter.
Jan 16, 2020
"Uncanny Valley" author Anna Wiener on Silicon Valley's media "reckoning"
In her new memoir "Uncanny Valley," Anna Wiener reflects on the power of Big Tech through the years she spent at several startups in Silicon Valley. Wiener talks with Brian Stelter about how media coverage and "public sentiment" about Big Tech are changing, the resulting feeling "in tech that people are being unfairly picked upon," plus her favorite examples of industry jargon and much more...
Jan 12, 2020
January 12, 2020: Twitter war turns into Twitter diplomacy; Bill Weld's view of campaign coverage; Harry and Meghan versus the British tabloids
Plus, a thought experiment by James Fallows; Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on their new book "Tightrope;" and the biggest change about campaign coverage in 2020. James Fallows, John Kirby, Hadas Gold, Bill Weld, Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn and Sally Buzbee join Brian Stelter.
Jan 10, 2020
Associated Press exec editor Sally Buzbee on Iran, impeachment, Iowa, and the future of news
Sally Buzbee, the top editor of the AP for the past three years, tells Brian Stelter about the news agency's top priorities and challenges, from covering the environment to combating misinformation. She tells how the news outlet is protecting journalists in Iran; fact-checking Donald Trump; and educating the public about polling ahead of the 2020 election. Buzbee also discusses the AP's future and the importance of collaborations.
Jan 5, 2020
January 5, 2020: How the US-Iran crisis is being covered; Stelter says it is patriotic to question officials in wartime; Bari Weiss on New York's solidarity march against anti-Semitism
Plus, Sam Donaldson on "wag the dog" claims and David Frum on lessons learned from the Iraq war... Kim Ghattas, Jasmine El-Gamal, Jason Rezaian, Sam Donaldson, Katie Rogers, Bari Weiss, Paul Rieckhoff, Irin Carmon, Chloe Melas and David Frum join Brian Stelter.
Jan 2, 2020
Salt Lake Tribune owner Paul Huntsman on paving a path for non-profit newspapers
Should struggling print newspapers shift into nonprofit status? That's what the Salt Lake Tribune did. In late 2019 the Salt Lake Tribune became the first metropolitan daily in the country to go nonprofit, after receiving permission from the IRS to do so. Owner and publisher Paul Huntsman speaks with Brian Stelter about how Salt Lake's application might be used as a blueprint by other papers. They also discuss print versus digital and the paper's coverage of the Mormon Church.
Dec 30, 2019
December 29, 2019: The next decade of news; one on one with Marc Benioff; how Trump has affected trust in media
Media winners and losers from the past decade; how to combat "truth decay;" and what to expect in media and tech in the next 10 years. David Zurawik, Nicole Carroll, Marc Benioff, Paul Huntsman, Jennifer Kavanagh, Oliver Darcy, and Amy Webb join Brian Stelter.
Dec 22, 2019
December 22, 2019: David Remnick reviews impeachment coverage; 'Bombshell' director Jay Roach shares what intrigued him about Fox News; media memory loss
Catherine Rampell, S.E. Cupp and Garry Kasparov discuss news overload, and how to cover the rival realities swirling around impeachment. Plus, inside the Washington Post with editor Marty Baron, and New Year's resolutions for the press...
Dec 20, 2019
Media in 2019: War on truth, the streaming Olympics, Tucker versus Shep, 'zombie' publications, and so much more
Oliver Darcy, Kerry Flynn, Frank Pallotta and Chloe Melas join Brian Stelter to reflect on the year's biggest media news, from the dawn of Disney+ to the failures of several digital media upstarts. Do you remember all these stories from 2019? Plus, Stelter asks the team to preview big changes happening on their beats in 2020.
Dec 19, 2019
Washington Post editor Marty Baron on the past, present and future
Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron discusses impeachment coverage, political headwinds, the Post's investigations unit, and the role of journalism. Brian Stelter also asks Baron about the health of the Post's business, the importance of subscription revenue, and Baron's future at the paper.
Dec 15, 2019
December 15, 2019: The right-wing media roots of Trump's impeachment; one on one with Jim Lehrer; Gretchen Carlson says 'we're in a cultural revolution'
Plus, Mark Lukasiewicz on the 'deliberate deception' of conspiracy theories; Tara Dowdell on the 'powerful forces' supporting Trump; fact versus fiction in Clint Eastwood's new movie 'Richard Jewell;' and how the Afghanistan Papers reveal 'the truth about the war.' Masha Gessen, Mark Lukasiewicz, Tara Dowdell, Jim Lehrer, Gretchen Carlson, Kevin Riley, Brian Lowry, and Craig Whitlock join Brian Stelter.
Dec 13, 2019
How the Washington Post's Craig Whitlock unearthed the Afghanistan Papers
Craig Whitlock led the Washington Post's years-long effort to obtain hundreds of secret interviews about the Afghan war. The result: A week-long series and a database of the Afghanistan Papers. Whitlock speaks with Brian Stelter about the Post's legal battles, his main findings, and the information he is still seeking. Through this treasure trove of documents, "we've finally broken through with the truth about the war," he says. He also discusses comparisons to the Pentagon Papers.
Dec 8, 2019
December 8, 2019: Carl Bernstein on the impeachment hearings and what's next; Olivia Nuzzi on the messaging wars; politicians using the courts to punish the press?
Plus, Trump's hypocrisy about anonymous sources; a British researcher shows how phones are changing news consumption; and a Harvard professor argues that America has "lost its mind." Irin Carmon, David Frum, Olivia Nuzzi, Carl Bernstein, Liz Mair, Damon De Ionno, and Thomas Patterson join Brian Stelter.
Dec 6, 2019
Professor Thomas Patterson on 'How America Lost Its Mind'
The media bears partial responsibility for the assault on reason that is crippling American democracy, Thomas Patterson says. The Harvard professor's new book on the subject is titled "How America Lost Its Mind." He talks with Brian Stelter about how media divisions and party polarization have threatened "collective rationality." As for those media players "beyond the pale in terms of their willingness to fudge the facts," Patterson says "we have to shame them out of existence."
Dec 1, 2019
December 1, 2019: Tale of two Fox News judges; Zurawik's take on pro-Trump media; 'follow the money' in the Trump age; how Bloomberg is covering Bloomberg's campaign
Dahlia Lithwick, Caroline Polisi, David Zurawik, Rebecca Davis O'Brien, Andrea Bernstein, Kathy Kiely, Peter T. Coleman, and Angela Denker join Brian Stelter.
Nov 24, 2019
November 24, 2019: Katie Hill on right-wing media; Prince Andrew's interviewer Emily Maitlis; Jake Tapper on Trump's penchant for lies
Plus, Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the "mystery of President Trump's unannounced hospital visit," and Margaret Sullivan, Juliet Huddy, Oliver Darcy, Joel Simon, Kathleen Carroll, Steven Hassan join Brian Stelter.
Nov 22, 2019
Steven Hassan explains "The Cult of Trump"
Steven Hassan, a leading cult expert with firsthand experience escaping the Unification Church, says Trump's cultivation of his base is cult-like. Brian Stelter questions Hassan's claims and asks why he has decided to branch into politics through the new book "The Cult of Trump." They discuss how social media has accelerated the spread of influential ideologies and "destructive cults," and the pivotal roles played by media and religion.
Nov 17, 2019
November 17, 2019: Radio host canceled for criticizing Trump on the radio; Stelter: This is when Trump needs to have credibility; Here are pro Trump-media's defense tactics on impeachment
Plus, ways to help rebuild local journalism... Dan Rather says McConnell is part of the Trump "cult..." The Atlantic wants to show "How to Stop a Civil War..." Dan Rather, Nicole Hemmer, Abigail Tracy, Craig Silverman, Jeffrey Goldberg and Jennifer Preston join Brian Stelter.
Nov 15, 2019
Medill dean discusses Daily Northwestern controversy and calls for 'campaign of media literacy'
Charles Whitaker, dean of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, discusses the student newspaper's ill-considered decision to apologize for covering a campus protest. The Daily Northwestern is independent, but Whitaker spoke out when the students were "pilloried," he said, by pro journalists. Whitaker says this episode, and a recent controversy at Harvard, show that "The public is quite unaware of what journalism is, what our processes are," and "what it means to be balanced."
Nov 10, 2019
November 10, 2019: Bill Moyers says he fears for the country; Anthony Scaramucci accuses Trump of 'traitorous-like' behavior; what it's like to cover Capitol Hill during impeachment
How transcripts highlight Sean Hannity's political power... Why there's a right-wing fixation with the whistleblower's identity... Plus more from Bill Moyers and Anthony Scaramucci. Brian Stelter also talks with Melanie Zanona, Addy Baird, Manu Raju, Max Boot, Tara Dowdell, and Jess McIntosh.
Nov 7, 2019
Dave Jorgenson shows how the Washington Post newsroom ticks on TikTok
Since he launched the Washington Post's TikTok account in May, video producer Dave Jorgenson has created over 120 videos that show how the D.C. newsroom ticks with humor. Brian Stelter asks him about what the Post gains from TikTok; whether other news outlets should be using it; and how his videos have built trust and familiarity with the Post's reporters. They also discuss Jorgenson's daily production process, reactions from staffers, and attempts by presidential candidates to participate in meme-making.
Nov 3, 2019
November 3, 2019: Joe Walsh says Fox News hosts are lying to their viewers; debating the role of pro-Trump voices on CNN; the journalists of Ground Zero are getting sick
Will right-wing media protect Trump from conviction? What are the dangers of political ads on the web? Why do the president's mispellings matter? Brian Stelter talks with Joe Walsh, Daniel Dale, Colby Hall, Aisha Moodie-Mills, Irin Carmon, Sarah Barnett, Bill Frischling, Bruce David Martin, Vincent Novak and Michael Barasch.
Oct 31, 2019
Jeff Zucker talks about CNN in the Trump era, fact-checking, Fox News, and the future of TV
Brian Stelter sits down with CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker at the CITIZEN by CNN conference in New York City. They discuss the network's relationship with President Trump; decisions about whether to air Trump events; and a baseless lawsuit threat from one of Trump's lawyers. Zucker also defends the hiring of "Trump voices;" discusses the possibility of hiring Shep Smith; and addresses his interest in running for public office someday.
Oct 27, 2019
Extreme highs and lows of the Trump presidency; covering GOP House hijinks v. Senate silence; 'Primary Colors' author on 'Anonymous' book; CNN president on network's relationship with Trump; Ezra Klein: Negative coverage of Trump is good for his brand
October 27, 2019: Catherine Rampell, Andrew Marantz, Sam Vinograd, Ezra Klein, Sarah Ellison, Joe Klein and Jeff Zucker join Brian Stelter.
Oct 25, 2019
Ezra Klein: As impeachment escalates, Trump will become more 'corrosive to democracy'
Ezra Klein says people think about impeachment all wrong. It doesn't have to be a "traumatic" worst case scenario, he says: "We fire people for poor performance in most jobs. It seems that in the most important job, in arguably the entire world, we should be able to do the same thing." Klein, the editor-at-large of Vox Media, talks with Brian Stelter about his new podcast, "Impeachment, Explained," and the need to apply historical context to the daily drama. Klein also analyzes Trump's ability to "control coverage" based on his understanding that that "new plus outrageous equals newsworthy." He all calls out right-wing claims that the impeachment process is a coup, calling the claims "shameful."
Oct 20, 2019
These aren't news cycles, they're shock cycles; damage control after Mulvaney presser; Ronan Farrow on the big picture in 'Catch and Kill'; how hateful anti-media video highlights 'empathy gap'; former FB advisor warns 2020 could be '2016 on steroids'
October 20, 2019: Daniel Dale, Erik Wemple, Olivia Nuzzi, Elaina Plott, Matt Lewis, Katie Rogers, Krystal Ball, Ronan Farrow, Dipayan Ghosh and Mo Elleithee join Brian Stelter.
Oct 18, 2019
Save Journalism Project co-founder John Stanton on why Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is the 'antithesis of free expression'
After BuzzFeed's DC bureau chief John Stanton was laid off in January, he co-founded the Save Journalism Project to "stand up" for journalists and "educate the public" about "the dangers facing us." Stanton talks with Brian Stelter about Facebook and Google's impacts on the news industry; Mark Zuckerberg's recent talk about Facebook's values and free speech; and what Facebook is doing about "toxic" content and disinformation.
Oct 13, 2019
Shep Smith's stunning exit; Three former Fox personalities speak out; Zurawik says this is a 'severe blow' to Fox's credibility; the power of Trump's anti-Democrat stories; Sam Donaldson and Douglas Brinkley speak about impeachment coverage; former Bush a
October 13, 2019: Sam Donaldson, Douglas Brinkley, Julie Roginsky, Carl Cameron, Conor Powell, Peter Wehner, Irin Carmon, Amanda Marcotte, and David Zurawik join Brian Stelter.
Oct 11, 2019
'Antisocial' author Andrew Marantz on the 'virality industry' and the 'hijacking of the American conversation'
New Yorker staff writer Andrew Marantz embedded with extremist "gate-crashers" teeming on social media platforms and the lax "gate-keepers" in Silicon Valley for his new book titled "Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation." In order to take the conversation back, Marantz tells Brian Stelter, "the only way forward is to really really look this stuff in the face." He also talks about the Overton Window, media manipulation, the "alt right," and the rise of white supremacist rhetoric on the internet.
Oct 6, 2019
Trump's force field of falsehood; former Fox News host says they're 'lying by omission;' the power of language in politics; how authors get White House sources to talk; Iowa news director says Trump supporters are staying firm; 'my gut tells me' Trump wil
October 6, 2019: Masha Gessen, Oliver Darcy, Juliet Huddy, Michael Shear, Barbara Res, Douglas Heye, Jess McIntosh and Robert Leonard join Brian Stelter.
Oct 4, 2019
Matt Taibbi: With today's media, 'there's no profit incentive to get people to stop worrying'
Matt Taibbi's new book "Hate Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another" makes the case that news outlets have become "a twisted wing of the entertainment business," chasing clicks and views to survive. In a blunt conversation with Brian Stelter, Taibbi says he wants to encourage more "consumer awareness about the news." Stelter challenges some of Taibbi's arguments, including his portrayals of Fox News and MSNBC, and they discuss how Noam Chomsky's "Manufacturing Consent" applies to the present day.
Sep 29, 2019
Impeachment probe special edition; interview with Robert De Niro; Christine Pelosi's message for the Democratic party; Ruddy says impeachment probe is 'mortal threat' to Trump; Fox shows are smearing the Ukraine whistleblower; Glasser says White House is
September 29, 2019: Robert De Niro, Suzanne Nossel, Amanda Carpenter, Susan Glasser, Susan Hennessey, Christine Pelosi, and Christopher Ruddy join Brian Stelter.
Sep 27, 2019
Like drinking from a firehose: Jeff Greenfield on the week in historic headlines
Renowned political analyst Jeff Greenfield talks with Brian Stelter about the start of a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump. He says "the kind of reflexive, circle the wagons, 'remember this is our guy'" strategy among Republicans and pro-Trump media outfits "may not fully survive this latest story." He describes the many differences between the Nixon and Clinton impeachments and the current proceedings, including a much more chaotic news environment. His advice for journalists covering the story: "Take a breath."
Sep 22, 2019
Trump's disinformation campaign; Biden's media strategy; Carl Bernstein's analysis of Ukraine scandal and possible cover-up; Times reporters defend 'nuance' of Kavanaugh book; GOP's 'deride and conquer' approach; Australian reporter shares why she was stu
September 22, 2019: Shane Harris, Carl Bernstein, Tara Dowdell, Philip Bump, Sam Vinograd, David Zurawik, Robin Pogrebin, Kate Kelly and Lenore Taylor join Brian Stelter.
Sep 19, 2019
More than 100 newsrooms are using the Washington Post's massive database to cover the opioid crisis in a new way
The Washington Post has opened up an enormous DEA database that charts the course of every pain pill in the country through 2012. The Post's investigations editor Jeff Leen says more than 100 local news outlets have conducted reporting using the information. Brian Stelter talks with Leen about this cooperative approach; what the data reveals; and what stories still need to be told about the opioid epidemic.
Sep 15, 2019
Democrats are losing the messaging war to Trump; 'She Said' authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey share secrets from Weinstein investigation; Krystal Ball fires back at Rush Limbaugh; CNN's Jim Sciutto talks Russian spy scoop; Barry Glassner on how the med
September 15, 2019: Alexandra Rojas, Dahlia Lithwick, Susan Glasser, Jim Sciutto, Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Krystal Ball and Barry Glassner join Brian Stelter.
Sep 13, 2019
Covering Climate Now: 250+ news outlets pledge a week's worth of focused climate crisis coverage
Kyle Pope, the editor of Columbia Journalism Review, tells Brian Stelter about the Covering Climate Now coalition, which CJR is spearheading with The Nation. Pope says that about 250 news outlets around the world have committed to a week's worth of focused climate change coverage in the run-up to the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23. He says it "could end up being the most extensive effort ever to sort of organize the world's press around a single topic." Pope and Stelter discuss strides made in the news media in tackling the topic; the critical role of local meteorologists; and a "generational divide in the way people consume this news."
Sep 8, 2019
Watch out for language that legitimizes Trump's lies; a long week of White House misinformation; Steve Kroft reflects on 30 years of '60 Minutes'; new book 'Audience of One' examines Trump and TV; how online harassment threatens press freedom; the slow de
September 8, 2019: Steve Kroft, James Poniewozik, Julie Roginsky, Bianna Golodryga, Joan Walsh and Courtney Radsch join Brian Stelter.
Sep 5, 2019
James Poniewozik talks "Audience of One" and Trump's relationship with TV
New York Times chief TV critic James Poniewozik's new book traces how Trump evolved from a "TV character" to president at the same time that TV went from a broadcast to a niche medium. "Audience of One" argues that Trump's ascent "happened because of TV. It happened through TV." Poniewozik and Brian Stelter discuss Trump's reality TV roots, the American antihero, "the gorilla channel" that wasn't, the "Reliable Sources" cameo in "Audience," and more.
Sep 1, 2019
The truth about Trump's relationship with Fox News; Lawrence O'Donnell's reckless report; Joe Biden 'loose with facts' on the campaign trail; Brian Karem's lawsuit against Trump over press pass suspension; Jeffrey Goldberg gleans new info from James Matti
September 1, 2019: David Zurawik, Elaina Plott, Julia Ioffe, Dahlia Lithwick, Jeffrey Goldberg, Theodore J. Boutrous and Brian Karem join Brian Stelter.
Aug 30, 2019
Jeffrey Goldberg on James Mattis: 'The Man Who Couldn't Take it Anymore'
Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis began his book tour by sitting down with The Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg. "There is a lot about Donald Trump that he finds absurd and repellent but he is trying to maintain this disciplined approach of not speaking ill of a sitting president," Goldberg says. Brian Stelter asks Goldberg about the challenges of interviewing Mattis, plus the ongoing discussions in newsrooms about how to cover Trump's erratic behavior.
Aug 25, 2019
Two psychiatrists on coverage of Trump's instability; Trump's messaging war over the economy; April Ryan breaks silence on bodyguard's alleged assault; trickle-down effects of Trump's anti-media rhetoric; parents of killed journalists work for reporter sa
August 25, 2019: Dr. Bandy X. Lee, Dr. Allen Frances, Daniel Dale, Irin Carmon, Ken Ward Jr., April Ryan, Diane Foley and Art Sotloff join Brian Stelter.
Aug 23, 2019
Barry Glassner on 'the culture of fear' and how the media should cover the 'fear-monger-in-chief'
Sociologist Barry Glassner, author of "The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things," talks with Brian Stelter about how news outlets both stoke peoples' fears and "correct exaggerated fears and scares." He says local TV news has an especially serious impact. Glassner says many presidents have preyed on fears, but none to the degree President Trump has. And he offers advice about how to cover Trump's claims.
Aug 18, 2019
Journalism during the disinformation wars; Study finds $235 million spent every year on ads on extremist sites; Russian site launches smear campaign against CNN's Clarissa Ward; How to avoid taking the bait when covering president Trump; WSJ report tallie
August 18, 2019: Adam Serwer, Mary C. Curtis, Jim Rutenberg, Catherine Rampell, Bari Weiss, Clarissa Ward, Danny Rogers, Matt Rivitz, Donie O'Sullivan, Oliver Darcy and Carole Cadwalladr join John Avlon.
Aug 15, 2019
Carole Cadwalladr on her role in Cambridge Analytica's downfall and "The Great Hack"
Investigative reporter for the Observer and the Guardian Carole Cadwalladr's year-long investigation resulted in the downfall of data company Cambridge Analytica. Her central role in the scandal is examined in the new Netflix documentary, "The Great Hack," which she discusses with John Avlon. Cadwalladr also talks about the still-open questions about Cambridge Analytica, its impact on UK and US elections, as well as citizens' lack of ownership over their own data.
Aug 11, 2019
Tucker takes vacation after white supremacy 'hoax' remark; "cancel culture" comes for the New York Times; headlines fall short of highlighting El Paso victims; CNN obtains draft order for FCC to police social media; reporter who reopened Epstein investiga
August 11, 2019: S.E. Cupp, Jane Coaston, Tim Archuleta, Enrique Acevedo, Jackie Kucinich, Nicole Chavez, Noah Shachtman, Julia Angwin, Julie K. Brown and Mark Brown join John Avlon.
Aug 8, 2019
Cosmo goes undercover with online extremism investigator
Brian Stelter sits down with Andrea Stanley, features editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine, to discuss her latest story: "Is It Possible to Stop a Mass Shooting Before It Happens?" In her piece, Stanley follows "K," a top-secret investigator who has been infiltrating online hate groups to monitor the behavior of men who display signs of violence. During her reporting process, "It was not lost on me that I was going to report on a woman who is tracking some of the worst men in our country," she said. Stanley talks more about her reporting process, Cosmopolitan's coverage of these violent men, and how "the internet has become one of the most dangerous places."
Aug 4, 2019
Texas and Ohio newsrooms respond to shooting sprees; racist essay was published shortly before El Paso attack; growing threat of online radicalization; activists converge on Capitol Hill; Moms Demand Action founder calls for Senate vote; how to cover the
August 4, 2019: Dave Cullen, Jennifer Mascia, Shimon Prokupecz, Oliver Darcy, Wesley Lowery, Olivia Nuzzi, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Shannon Watts, Bob Moore and Jim Bebbington join Brian Stelter.
Aug 3, 2019
Their journalist sons were murdered by ISIS. Now they work to make sure reporters stay safe in conflict zones.
James Foley and Steven Sotloff were both executed by ISIS in the summer of 2014. Five years later, the Foley and Sotloff families are running foundations that seek to help other journalists who are heading into harm's way. Brian Stelter speaks with Diane Foley and Art Sotloff about their training programs and other initiatives. The parents share memories of their sons, motivations for their advocacy work, and changes to U.S. hostage policy.
Jul 28, 2019
David Zurawik and April Ryan react to Trump's harsh tweets; Bernie Sanders' campaign manager speaks out about media bias; how the Mueller hearings reinforced America's media bunkers; behind the story that led to mass protests in Puerto Rico
July 28, 2019: Caitlin Dickerson, Andrew Marantz, Faiz Shakir, David Zurawik, April Ryan, Susan Glasser, Carla Minet, Luis Valentin Ortiz, and Amanda Carpenter join Brian Stelter.
Jul 26, 2019
Susan Glasser on Trump's lies, Mueller's aftermath, and the danger of "information bubbles"
Were the "optics" of the Mueller hearings worth the media's attention? "Let's be real," Susan Glasser says, "of course it was." After a "nutty" week in politics, the author of The New Yorker's "Letter from Trump's Washington" column talks about Mueller coverage; the impeachment count; and what to do about Trump's distortion field of lies. "It's on us as journalists," she says. "Our job is literally to bear witness." She also says the week showcased how the "right and left now are so deeply dug in to their respective information bubbles."
Jul 21, 2019
Trump, race, and 2020; Fox's fixation with Ocasio-Cortez and Omar; Dan Rather previews the Mueller hearings; Democrats pledge to bring back White House press briefings; founder of socialist magazine responds to right-wing rhetoric; remembering Edward R. M
July 21, 2019: Astead Herndon, Tara Dowdell, Dan Rather, Adam Serwer, Tim Alberta, and Bhaskar Sunkara join Brian Stelter.
Jul 19, 2019
Farai Chideya on Trump, racism, xenophobia, and news media's coverage of 'political propaganda'
"Racial resentment has been a winning political strategy" in the past, but journalists are sometimes reluctant to call it what it is, Farai Chideya tells Brian Stelter. In part that's because the news media lacks "mechanisms for charting" the race factor "in real time." Chideya and Stelter discuss the coverage of white supremacist ideology; the importance of knowing "your political history;" and the need for a truly "integrated political press." And Stelter asks Chideya to answer a question she posed: "Is the political press better prepared to cover the weaponization of race and national origin in 2020 than it was in 2016?"
Jul 14, 2019
Special edition about the information wars; Trump rallies meme makers for 2020; fact-checking claims about Big Tech bias; Trump's warped definition of 'free speech;' the link between Tucker Carlson's anti-Omar attacks and Trump's racist tweets.
July 14, 2019: Jane Coaston, Robby Soave, Samantha Vinograd, Renee DiResta, Oliver Darcy and Katie Rogers join Brian Stelter.
Jul 10, 2019
Meet three journalists from competing Florida newsrooms who are collaborating to expand climate coverage
Some of Florida's biggest news outlets are banding together to form the Florida Climate Reporting Network. Brian Stelter speaks with three of the participants: Miami Herald climate change reporter Alex Harris, Tampa Bay Times executive editor Mark Katches, and Julie Anderson, the EIC of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Orlando Sentinel. Katches says the "story sharing arrangement" will hopefully move into "a second phase where we will be tackling joint projects together up and down the state." Harris says "people keep saying we're ground zero down here" in Florida, so "we should kind of act like it right?" The group also discusses the growing need for collaboration and the language used in climate coverage.
Jul 7, 2019
Miami Herald reporter speaks about Jeffrey Epstein arrest; unpacking the census citizenship battle; Trump claims the truth is up to him; Carl Bernstein on the post-Mueller news cycle; new book says there is a method to Trump's 'madness;' how news coverage
July 7, 2019: Julie K. Brown, Catherine Rampell, Philip Bump, Carl Bernstein, Allen Salkin, Aaron Short, Elora Mukhurjee and Carl Cameron join Brian Stelter.
Jul 3, 2019
Ex-Fox Newser Carl Cameron on Trump, cable TV, and the progressive news site he's working on
Two years after leaving Fox News, Carl Cameron is collaborating on a new progressive news site, Front Page Live, that he wants to be a version of The Drudge Report for the left. He talks with Brian Stelter about his years as Fox's chief political correspondent, his impressions of how Fox has changed since it launched in 1996, and how the internet is changing politics.
Jun 30, 2019
Kamala Harris 2020's press secretary talks media strategy; Trump's 'stunt' at the DMZ; press grading Trump on a curve versus the Dems; Tim Ryan on the loss of Youngstown's local newspaper; E. Jean Carroll says 'I'm not sorry;' behind the scenes of Showtim
June 30, 2019: Ian Sams, Tim Ryan, E. Jean Carroll, Katie Rogers, Frank Bruni, Bianna Golodryga, Jason Blum and Alex Metcalf join Brian Stelter.
Jun 27, 2019
E. Jean Carroll discusses her new book, Trump's alleged assault, media coverage, role of men: "This is not a Trump book"
E. Jean Carroll says "I'm not sorry" for coming forward and alleging that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-1990s. Brian Stelter talks with Carroll about Trump's denial of the accusation; the reactions since her story came out; and the broader point of her new book "What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal." Carroll says "the culture has changed" since the '90s, but "men have not changed."
Jun 23, 2019
The problem with headlines; how TV coverage of Iran is influencing Trump; former Facebook moderator blows the whistle; bipartisan support for fallen journalists memorial; Michael Collins on how Apollo 11 united the world; Trump speaking on broadcast, but
June 23, 2019: Sam Vinograd, Shani Hilton, Ana Kasparian, Ron Brownstein, David Dreier, Shawn Speagle, Casey Newton, and Michael Collins join Brian Stelter.
Jun 20, 2019
Alexander Nazaryan's new book "The Best People" scrutinizes Trump's cabinet picks and contains a message for the media
Alexander Nazaryan says newsrooms need to devote more time to the actions of government agencies -- and less time to President Trump's tweets. But he admits this may be "impossible." Brian Stelter interviews Nazaryan about the reporting in his new book "The Best People: Trump's Cabinet and the Siege on Washington." Nazaryan makes the case that Trump's cabinet scandals are "getting worse" and reveals his pick for the most under-covered cabinet secretary.
Jun 16, 2019
The podcasting primary; interview with Andrew Yang; the polarization of trust in the Trump era; sensationalism and scare tactics in local news; secrecy surrounding immigration policy; does the press want impeachment?
June 16, 2019: Andrew Yang, Sam Vinograd, Max Boot, Margaret Sullivan, David Zurawik and Caitlin Dickerson join Brian Stelter.
Jun 13, 2019
NYT's Kevin Roose on YouTube's recommendation engine, online radicalization, and a parallel media world
Kevin Roose and Brian Stelter discuss Roose's newest story, "The Making of a YouTube Radical." Roose, a tech columnist at The New York Times, says YouTube's algorithm is "designed to create personalized rabbit holes," sometimes with dangerous consequences. Roose talks about how YouTube evolved into a "behavioral modification AI wrapped in the skin of a video website." And he discusses the positive and negative "garbage fire" reactions to his investigation.
Jun 9, 2019
Trump uses cemetery backdrop for trash talking on Fox; Coverage of 2020 race revolves around Joe Biden; Looking back at the day Trump entered the GOP race; Jim Acosta's new book: 'The Enemy of the People'; Have Democrats lost the Mueller messaging war?; C
Trump uses cemetery backdrop for trash talking on Fox; Coverage of 2020 race revolves around Joe Biden; Looking back at the day Trump entered the GOP race; Jim Acosta's new book: 'The Enemy of the People'; Have Democrats lost the Mueller messaging war?; Cicilline previews his hearings about Big Tech and antitrust; Would this legislation help save local newspapers?; Outrage over police raids of Australian journalists; YouTube's new white supremacy ban sparks debate
Jun 7, 2019
Meet three of the witnesses who are speaking about journalism at an antitrust hearing about Big Tech
The House's first hearing about "Online Platforms and Market Power" is examining how Google and Facebook have affected local journalism. Ahead of the June 11 hearing, Brian Stelter speaks with Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor Kevin Riley, News Media Alliance CEO David Chavern, and Sally Hubbard of the Open Markets Institute, all of whom are set to testify. Pointing to the inequity, Riley asks, "Does it make sense that at a time when our audience is at its biggest point, our financial difficulties are at their most difficult point?"
Jun 2, 2019
Mueller's big TV moment; Handmaid's Tale star speaks out about abortion bans; new book says America "is split into two worlds;" how to improve coverage of inequality; Bill Nye's explanation for strange UFO sightings; why has the Pentagon stopped holding o
June 2, 2019: Ann Dowd, Warren Littlefield, Bill Nye, Elaina Plott, Sarah Ellison, Noah Shachtman, Barbara Starr, and Chris Arnade join Brian Stelter.
May 30, 2019
Bill Nye explains climate change coverage, science denialism, UFO sightings, and how his "Science Guy" role has evolved
Fresh off the release of his new podcast, "Science Rules!," Bill Nye unpacks the pressing questions of our day, and how the press is faring in covering them. He talks with Brian Stelter about climate science, dinosaurs, vaccinations, UFOs, and much more.
May 26, 2019
Scott Pelley on CBS, media and democracy; the 'dumbfake' problem; Trump's go-to rhetorical device; why press advocates are concerned about Julian Assange case; update on San Francisco police raid of journalist's home; Pete Hegseth lobbying POTUS; Trump an
May 26, 2019: Neera Tanden, David Frum, Olivia Nuzzi, Ted Boutrous, Scott Pelley, Audrey Cooper and Paul Rieckhoff join Brian Stelter.
May 23, 2019
Paul Rieckhoff says Fox host's push to pardon accused war criminals 'should alarm all Americans'
Paul Rieckhoff, founder of the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America organization, talks with Brian Stelter about the Pentagon's lack of press briefings; news coverage of veteran's issues; and President Trump's relationship with the military. Rieckhoff also addresses reports that Fox's Pete Hegseth has been encouraging Trump to pardon accused war criminals. "Don't do this," he tells Trump. Rieckhoff, host of the "Angry Americans" podcast, also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the podcasting format.
May 19, 2019
Trump's reckless treason talk; Attorney General Sean Hannity; the death of the daily briefing; White House's so-called 'censorship' tool; how the media bolstered Trump's businessman image; the red and blue media divide about abortion; how 'Game of Thrones
May 19, 2019: Joe Lockhart, Irin Carmon, Jane Coaston, Oliver Darcy, Suzanne Craig, Catherine Hadro and Brian Lowry join Brian Stelter.
May 12, 2019
Facebook VP responds to co-founder's critique; Chelsea Manning's first interview after two months behind bars; The Intercept's top editor reacts to the arrest of another alleged leaker; news coverage of 'constitutional crisis' claims; Democrats get traini
May 12, 2019: Nick Clegg, Chelsea Manning, Carl Bernstein, Jess McIntosh, Julian Zelizer and Catherine Rampell join Brian Stelter.
May 5, 2019
Trump and InfoWars; Ben Shapiro on the slippery slope of Facebook's bans; the anatomy of a right-wing smear; the Mueller report is America's best selling book; big changes coming to CBS News
May 5, 2019: Ben Shapiro, Irin Carmon, Judd Legum, Kmele Foster, Oliver Darcy, and Sara Murray join Brian Stelter.
May 1, 2019
Fast-growing One Free Press Coalition spotlights journalists in danger
Randall Lane, the head of Forbes magazine, talks with Brian Stelter about the new group that is spotlighting journalists under attack around the world. Since the launch of the One Free Press Coalition in March, more than thirty other news organizations have agreed to share the group's monthly list of "10 Most Urgent" cases. Lane says the mission is to "remind the entire world that these injustices continue to happen" and to ensure that "people don't forget."
Apr 28, 2019
Ron Chernow's message for the media; Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein speaks out after synagogue shooting; the role of social media in online radicalization; Trump is the 'say anything' president; Jordan Klepper on the role of comedy in the Trump age; Sally Quinn
April 28, 2019: Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, Amanda Carpenter, David Zurawik, Karen Finney, Elaina Plott, Jordan Klepper, Sally Quinn, and Glenn Kessler join Brian Stelter.
Apr 24, 2019
Julia Angwin on what went wrong at The Markup
The firing of Julia Angwin has shocked the world of tech journalism. Five staffers have resigned in protest, and now the startup she co-founded, The Markup, is in a state of limbo. What went wrong? And what's Angwin going to do next? She sits down with Brian Stelter for a conversation about her uncertain future and the urgent need for investigative journalism about Big Tech.
Apr 21, 2019
Mueller report reveals a White House of lies; Sarah Sanders' lack of credibility; inside CNN's 18 months of reporting on the Mueller probe; viral video shows hypocrisy of Fox hosts; Jay Rosen warns about 'authoritarian news system'
April 21, 2019: Katie Rogers, Ezra Klein, April Ryan, Tim Naftali, Jay Rosen, Nicole Hemmer, and Katelyn Polantz join Brian Stelter.
Apr 18, 2019
Two perspectives on the Pulitzer Prizes: winner Nariman El-Mofty and administrator Dana Canedy
Brian Stelter goes inside the Pulitzer Prize process with award administrator Dana Canedy. Then he speaks with one of this year's winners, AP photojournalist Nariman El-Mofty, about her team's experience on the ground covering the war in Yemen. El-Mofty talks about the ethical choices she makes while photographing the victims of Yemen's famine.
Apr 14, 2019
The manufacturing of the Trump-Omar controversy; Peter Buttigieg's journey from small city mayor to magazine cover star; is the Assange case a threat to press freedom?; the scandal-plagued National Inquirer is up for sale; Fox's Lou Dobbs has the ear of P
April, 13, 2019: Waleed Shahid, Karen Finney, Matt Lewis, Olivia Nuzzi, Bradley Moss, Ryan Grim, Sarah Ellison, Sarah Ellison, Craig Forman
Apr 11, 2019
Erin Lee Carr talks about her new book, lessons from her father David Carr, and why she was 'lucky' he mentored her
Four years after acclaimed media columnist David Carr died, one of his daughters is out with a powerful memoir. In "All That You Leave Behind," Erin Lee Carr shares the ups and downs of their lives through emails, Gchats, photos and stories. She talks with Brian Stelter, who was mentored by Carr, about her own career trajectory and what she learned from her father.
Apr 7, 2019
Former Murdoch exec speaks out on why he quit; David Axelrod's prescription for 2020 coverage; are women candidates getting more negative coverage than men?; NYT says we're all living on Planet Fox; why the State Department stripped a reporter's award; ho
April 7, 2019: David Zurawik, Katie Glueck, Katie Rogers, Jim Rutenberg, Joseph Azam, Laura Bassett, David Axelrod, and Jessikka Aro join Brian Stelter.
Apr 4, 2019
Jessikka Aro's courageous reporting was going to be honored by the State Department. Then something went wrong.
Did the State Department really rescind a planned award for Finnish investigative journalist Jessikka Aro because she posted critical tweets about President Trump? She wants to find out. Aro speaks with Brian Stelter about the award controversy, the investigation and her ongoing reporting on the "Russian propaganda machine."
Mar 31, 2019
The post-Mueller media landscape; Mayor Pete Buttigieg's TV strategy; the Trump-and-TV revolving door keeps turning; Zuckerberg calls for social media regulations in op-ed; Knight Foundation's next big investment in local news
March 31, 2019: Farhad Manjoo, Alice Stewart, Elaina Plott, Jane Coaston, Susan Glasser, Lis Smith, Barbara Starr, Taylor Lorenz and Alberto Ibargüen join Brian Stelter.
Mar 29, 2019
How Big Tech is combating white nationalism, vaccine myths, and other viruses
CNN's Brian Stelter, Oliver Darcy and Donie O'Sullivan connect the dots between all of the week's biggest tech and media headlines, from Facebook vowing to ban white nationalism to Apple launching a news subscription service. Stelter asks about Alex Jones' status on Instagram, HUD's lawsuit against Facebook, and Google's financial support for local news sites in three cities, among other stories. Are the tech giants getting their acts together?
Mar 24, 2019
Tune out the noise, tune in to the news; partisans pushing far-fetched theories on the left and right; George Conway urges press to cover Trump's 'narcissism;' Pirro sidelined at the time Trump needs her most; why 33 California newsrooms are collaborating
March 24, 2019: Carl Bernstein, Matt Rosenberg, Olivia Nuzzi, Oliver Darcy, Philip Bump, Jess McIntosh, Alexandra Rojas, Norm Pearlstine and Sukey Lewis join Brian Stelter.
Mar 21, 2019
Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara says Democratic Socialists are having a moment
Jacobin, a socialist magazine, says it is benefiting from the rise of politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and readers' fears about the Trump presidency. Brian Stelter asks Bhaskar Sunkara, Jacobin's founder and editor, about the magazine's mission and goals. Sunkara describes the growth of the publication; reacts to Fox's use of "socialism" as a scare word; and explains why he wants to be "old news."
Mar 17, 2019
Fox suspends Pirro; Rather on covering presidents under pressure; Standing up for tech literacy; Wake-up call about right-wing extremist violence; Attorney for Diana Falzone on status of Fox News NDA; NBC hires YouTube star Lilly Singh for late-night
March 17, 2019: Dan Rather, Nancy Erika Smith, Katie Rogers, Nayyera Haq, David Zurawik, and Andy Parker join Brian Stelter.
Mar 14, 2019
Hot Pod's Nick Quah talks about the podcasting "tipping point"
Brian Stelter charts the growth of podcasting with Nick Quah, the founder of Hot Pod and a critic for Vulture. Has the industry "peaked?" Who are the major players? Are podcasts the new blogs? What do Spotify and Pandora's arrival on the scene signify? Quah says "the thing to watch over the next 4 or 5 years is... How does money change the fundamental nature of this medium?"
Mar 10, 2019
Fox shifting from partisanship to propaganda?; Debating the DNC's decision to exclude Fox from debates; Democrats probing Trump's opposition to AT&T deal; Lights out for Bill Shine at the White House; Will daily W.H. press briefings make a comeback?; Conn
Fox shifting from partisanship to propaganda?; Debating the DNC's decision to exclude Fox from debates; Democrats probing Trump's opposition to AT&T deal; Lights out for Bill Shine at the White House; Will daily W.H. press briefings make a comeback?; Connie Schultz's view of 2020 campaign coverage; Why Alex Trebek and 'Jeopardy!' are so special; BuzzFeed CEO: We can build a better internet
Mar 8, 2019
Jonah Peretti on BuzzFeed's business, digital media turbulence and the future of the internet
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti sits down with Brian Stelter to discuss the "bright future" he sees for the company, despite recent layoffs and other changes. He describes the internet as a "flaming dumpster fire" but also a source of "joy and truth," and says companies like BuzzFeed have to keep "fighting to make a great internet." Stelter also asks about the unionization drive at BuzzFeed News and Peretti's commitment to the news division.
Mar 3, 2019
Haberman on NYT's shocking security clearance story; Why Trump is tweeting about Cohen's mystery 'manuscript'; Maggie Haberman's most important lesson on the Trump beat; Critics call out CPAC's pro-Trump 'grifters'; Kristol: 'We're now in late stage Trump
Haberman on NYT's shocking security clearance story; Why Trump is tweeting about Cohen's mystery 'manuscript'; Maggie Haberman's most important lesson on the Trump beat; Critics call out CPAC's pro-Trump 'grifters'; Kristol: 'We're now in late stage Trumpism'; Acosta: White House leaves press 'out in the cold'; Could Hannity be forced to testify about Cohen and Trump?; Adam Moss reflects on 15 years running New York mag
Feb 28, 2019
Adam Moss reflects on his time running NYMag in the rapidly changing magazine industry
Adam Moss, editor of New York Media, is leaving his post at the end of March. In this exit interview with Brian Stelter, he discusses his decision to step down; his favorite covers; how the magazine transformed over his 15-year run; and where the magazine business is heading. Moss also has some words of wisdom for his successor, David Haskell.
Feb 24, 2019
In an era of insanity, is anything shocking anymore?; New threats against normalcy; Clarence Thomas calls for review of landmark libel case; Politics and pop culture collide in Smollett story; Legendary Barry Diller on the "revolution" in Hollywood; Barry
In an era of insanity, is anything shocking anymore?; New threats against normalcy; Clarence Thomas calls for review of landmark libel case; Politics and pop culture collide in Smollett story; Legendary Barry Diller on the "revolution" in Hollywood; Barry Diller backs Michael Bloomberg for 2020; Media mogul Barry Diller gives his Best Picture prediction; CNN's hiring of ex-Sessions spokeswoman stirs controversy; PEN America president optimistic in face of press arrests
Feb 20, 2019
Tim Carney on the media's blind spots about 'Alienated America'
Conservative journalist Timothy P. Carney's new book "Alienated America" is about the collapse of local communities and the causes of "social deserts." In an interview with Brian Stelter, he shares the findings from his research and says national news coverage often overlooks issues that were indicators of support for Donald Trump in 2016. He talks about ways to improve coverage of religion and other American institutions, plus the role of local news.
Feb 17, 2019
Trump's media strategy: Pretend to win while losing; Trump says 'SNL' is anti-GOP and 'should be looked into'; Rush to judgment in the Jussie Smollett case?; Was 'GMA' too soft in Jussie Smollett interview?; How the Mueller probe is viewed in Moscow; This
Trump's media strategy: Pretend to win while losing; Trump says 'SNL' is anti-GOP and 'should be looked into'; Rush to judgment in the Jussie Smollett case?; Was 'GMA' too soft in Jussie Smollett interview?; How the Mueller probe is viewed in Moscow; This Trump fan intervened when journalists were attacked; Rappler CEO speaks out following 'ludicrous' arrest; CNN uncovers more Russian-backed Facebook videos
Feb 13, 2019
Valentine's Day edition: Jamie Stelter interviews Brian about Twitter, romance, and Trump
Jamie Stelter turns the mic on Brian in this husband-and-wife Valentine's Day edition of the podcast. Jamie asks questions submitted by CNN viewers - covering everything from their busy schedules to Twitter trolls to screen time concerns. Plus, TV in the age of Trump; a 20-year prediction; and Jamie's favorite thing about Brian.
Feb 10, 2019
How the Post, owned by Bezos, is covering his scandal; Behind Bezos' strategy to out the Enquirer; The twisted path from Pecker to Saudis to Bezos; Abramson points to 'oppo campaign' by Vice; Moynihan: 'One cannot cite plagiarism away'; 'Team of Vipers' a
How the Post, owned by Bezos, is covering his scandal; Behind Bezos' strategy to out the Enquirer; The twisted path from Pecker to Saudis to Bezos; Abramson points to 'oppo campaign' by Vice; Moynihan: 'One cannot cite plagiarism away'; 'Team of Vipers' author on why the W.H. is so 'leaky'; Zuckerberg: Facebook's reluctant editor in chief
Feb 8, 2019
Karen Attiah and Marcela Garcia confront threats to the press at home and abroad
How should journalists spread the word that "we are not the enemy?" Washington Post global opinions editor Karen Attiah and Boston Globe editorial writer Marcela Garcia examine the state of press freedom in this conversation with Brian Stelter. At this live event at the Newseum, they discuss "enemy of the people" rhetoric, stepped-up security in newsrooms, and the lasting impact of Jamal Khashoggi's murder. "This is a story that has been a slow-moving twist of the knife," Attiah says about his death.
Feb 3, 2019
Covering a historic field of presidential hopefuls; Dueling news cycles for the Democrats; Warren's rollout and the significance of female candidates; Reporters stunned by Northam's press conference; Was Howard Schultz's book rollout a 'grande' failure?;
Covering a historic field of presidential hopefuls; Dueling news cycles for the Democrats; Warren's rollout and the significance of female candidates; Reporters stunned by Northam's press conference; Was Howard Schultz's book rollout a 'grande' failure?; As 2020 race begins, raw feelings about 2016 remain; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff speaks out; Zurawik applauds NYT publisher for challenging Trump; New film features lessons from Mr. Rogers
Jan 31, 2019
Super Bowl media preview: Three reporters share forecasts for the big game, weather and all
The Athletic's Richard Deitsch, AdWeek's Sara Jerde and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand join Brian Stelter to preview this year's Super Bowl broadcast. They discuss the NFL's ratings recovery, recent controversies involving the league, and what's different about this year's game. Plus: The halftime show, the ads, and expected viewership numbers.
Jan 27, 2019
A huge test of Trump's 'reality distortion field'; What it means to live in the 'information war' age; Laid-off journalist reacts to Trump's insult; Media primary: Dems on Colbert, Maddow and Instagram; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's relationship with the med
A huge test of Trump's 'reality distortion field'; What it means to live in the 'information war' age; Laid-off journalist reacts to Trump's insult; Media primary: Dems on Colbert, Maddow and Instagram; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's relationship with the media; Two new books confirm reports of White House chaos; Polling lessons from legendary pollster Ann Selzer; Jail time: an 'occupational hazard' for journalists; How the world found out about the 'identical strangers'
Jan 25, 2019
Jason Rezaian and Joel Simon on what happens when journalists are taken hostage
Two new books explore what it's like for journalists behind bars -- one from the perspective of the prisoner and one from the perspective of the advocate trying to get him out. Jason Rezaian, author of "Prisoner," reflects on his time in Iranian captivity. And Joel Simon, author of "We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom," examines the dynamics of kidnappings by "non-state actors." They compare and contrast their work, and takeaways from each book, with Brian Stelter.
Jan 20, 2019
BuzzFeed editor and reporter defend scoop; Bernstein weighs in on BuzzFeed controversy; Atlantic editor shares story behind 'IMPEACH' cover; These reporters are being affected by shutdown; Zurawik on conservative media's 'caravan' talk; What 'Report for A
BuzzFeed editor and reporter defend scoop; Bernstein weighs in on BuzzFeed controversy; Atlantic editor shares story behind 'IMPEACH' cover; These reporters are being affected by shutdown; Zurawik on conservative media's 'caravan' talk; What 'Report for America' is trying to do
Jan 17, 2019
Report for America co-founders are trying to help local newsrooms, one reporter at a time
Charles Sennott and Steve Waldman, the co-founders of Report for America, tell Brian Stelter about the project's humble origins and their goal of reaching 1,000 newsrooms within five years. "The crisis in journalism has become a crisis for our democracy," Sennott says. Waldman explains the corps process and the role of philanthropy in journalism. Stelter questions Facebook's recent donation and how the project ensures that reporters remain independent.
Jan 13, 2019
Stelter: When will the public get answers?; Bernstein's latest on Trump-Putin relationship; Trump's defense strategy: Phone a Fox friend; What has Bill Shine done as WH comms chief?; Should networks air Trump's speeches live?; Sizing up the shutdown news
Stelter: When will the public get answers?; Bernstein's latest on Trump-Putin relationship; Trump's defense strategy: Phone a Fox friend; What has Bill Shine done as WH comms chief?; Should networks air Trump's speeches live?; Sizing up the shutdown news coverage; 'Glass cliff' for women in the news business; What's next for Megyn Kelly?
Jan 10, 2019
Hulu CEO Randy Freer on the streaming wars and the future of TV
What is Hulu's strategy in the increasingly crowded streaming TV space? Randy Freer sits down with Brian Stelter at CES to discuss recent subscriber growth, investments in new shows, and competition with Netflix. Freer also shares insights about the importance of the user interface and plans for future expansions.
Jan 6, 2019
Sanders on the left's distrust of the press; Finney, Pfeiffer's hopes for 2020 coverage; 'Golden age' or 'garbage age' of journalism?; Inside Sherrod and Schultz's 2020 discussions; Trump stoking fear amid border funding fight; Critics say Trump spouted R
Sanders on the left's distrust of the press; Finney, Pfeiffer's hopes for 2020 coverage; 'Golden age' or 'garbage age' of journalism?; Inside Sherrod and Schultz's 2020 discussions; Trump stoking fear amid border funding fight; Critics say Trump spouted Russian propaganda; Former NYT editor says paper is 'anti-Trump'; Frum: Trump coverage should be even tougher; Arkin: 'We need to have Trump-free days'; Arkin urges more scrutiny of 'perpetual war'
Jan 4, 2019
Connie Schultz on Trump, journalism, and her husband Sen. Sherrod Brown's potential presidential run
Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and journalism professor. She is married to a Senator, Sherrod Brown, who is seriously considering a run for president in 2020. So she has a unique perspective about campaign coverage and President Trump's attacks against the media. In this interview with Brian Stelter, Schultz talks about her family's deliberations, her recent comments to Politico, her experiences teaching journalism, and her views about how political journalism can be improved.
Dec 30, 2018
A year full of 'Fire and Fury' and 'Fear'; Media shakeups in a dizzying 2018; Threats against journalists are multiplying; Media's biggest winners and losers of 2018; Farrow, Carmon, Abrams on year two of #MeToo; How reporters convince victims to speak ou
A year full of 'Fire and Fury' and 'Fear'; Media shakeups in a dizzying 2018; Threats against journalists are multiplying; Media's biggest winners and losers of 2018; Farrow, Carmon, Abrams on year two of #MeToo; How reporters convince victims to speak out; Kavanaugh hearings seen through a #MeToo lens; How to know if President Trump is lying; What will be the biggest storylines in 2019?
Dec 27, 2018
Media in 2018: Deals, scandals, streaming services, movies, celebs, weddings, and more
Jill Disis, Frank Pallotta, and Chloe Melas join Brian Stelter to discuss everything from the shakeup at CBS to the success of "Black Panther," the fall of Roseanne Barr to the failure of Mic, and the year's wildest moments in entertainment and culture. They also share their favorite movies of the year, and Brian sings from "A Star Is Born." Part two of a two-part episode.
Dec 23, 2018
Stelter: This is the as-seen-on TV presidency; Restoring sanity to the border wall battle; Carl Bernstein on Mattis' resignation; Right-wing personalities pulling Trump's strings?; Market meltdown overshadowed by other news?; A year of 'fake' complaints a
Stelter: This is the as-seen-on TV presidency; Restoring sanity to the border wall battle; Carl Bernstein on Mattis' resignation; Right-wing personalities pulling Trump's strings?; Market meltdown overshadowed by other news?; A year of 'fake' complaints about real news; BuzzFeed wins defamation suit over dossier; Der Spiegel writer caught making up stories; Are ad boycotts the best way to protest?; Netflix is growing, but so is the box office
Dec 20, 2018
Media in 2018: Politics, tech, Trump, threats, and an $85 billion deal
Hadas Gold, Oliver Darcy and Tom Kludt join Brian Stelter with insights about the year in media. They sum up 2018's biggest storylines in media where it intersects with politics, business and tech. They even share some predictions about what might happen in 2019! Part one of a two part episode.
Dec 16, 2018
Stelter: How to help viewers see the big story; Bunch: Conspiracy is 'hiding in plain sight'; Right and left views of Mueller news coverage; How the WSJ exposed hush money schemes; Is there value in interviewing Trump's aides?; Trump lashes out at 'SNL' a
Stelter: How to help viewers see the big story; Bunch: Conspiracy is 'hiding in plain sight'; Right and left views of Mueller news coverage; How the WSJ exposed hush money schemes; Is there value in interviewing Trump's aides?; Trump lashes out at 'SNL' again; 2018, a year consumed by misinformation; Time magazine highlights 'the war on truth'
Dec 13, 2018
Inside Mic's collapse and Vox Media's growth as digital media companies fight for their futures
Mic's former executive editor Kerry Lauerman and former managing editor Colleen Curry join Brian Stelter to discuss what went wrong at the publication, which laid off its entire editorial staff earlier this month. How much of a factor was Facebook in Mic's demise? Plus, some reasons for guarded optimism. Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell joins Brian to discuss survival strategies for digital media companies.
Dec 9, 2018
Where are we in the Trump-Russia story?; Bernstein: Trump led a 'criminal conspiracy'; Glasser: 'Stick to the facts' about scandals; Frum: Treat Trump's comments 'with tongs'; Concerns about the fate of the Weekly Standard; Another turn of the Fox-Trump r
Where are we in the Trump-Russia story?; Bernstein: Trump led a 'criminal conspiracy'; Glasser: 'Stick to the facts' about scandals; Frum: Treat Trump's comments 'with tongs'; Concerns about the fate of the Weekly Standard; Another turn of the Fox-Trump revolving door; Inside the CBS misconduct investigation; This newsroom wants 'members,' not subscribers
Dec 6, 2018
Harry Enten unpacks the midterm results, how the polls performed, and the North Carolina fraud allegations
On election night, the story was incomplete. One month later it's finally possible to size up the 2018 midterm results. CNN's Harry Enten joins Brian Stelter to reflect on the size of the "blue wave," the major surprises, and the media's coverage of the midterms. How does the coverage need to change now that more people are voting by mail? And how did the polls perform amid questions about their reliability?
Dec 2, 2018
Matt Lewis and Margaret Sullivan on the present and future of conservative media
Principled conservative columnists are awkwardly sharing space with pro-Trump propagandists. On this bonus podcast, Margaret Sullivan and Matt Lewis discuss coverage of the Robert Mueller probe, Fox's role in the media ecosystem, the recent report that "Fox & Friends" fed interview questions to a Trump cabinet member in advance, and Sinclair's promotion of pro-Trump commentary segments.
Dec 2, 2018
Donaldson: H.W. Bush respected media's role; What a presidential funeral signifies; Sesno: Bush 'actually believed in government'; Piecing together the Trump-Russia story; Inside Miami Herald's Jeffrey Epstein exposé
Donaldson: H.W. Bush respected media's role; What a presidential funeral signifies; Sesno: Bush 'actually believed in government'; Piecing together the Trump-Russia story; Inside Miami Herald's Jeffrey Epstein exposé
Nov 30, 2018
How these NYT reporters revealed what really happened with Moonves and CBS
NYT reporters Ellen Gabler, James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams worked together to expose Les Moonves' attempts to bury a sexual assault allegation against him. The trio shared the backstory with Brian Stelter -- from tracking down sources to digging into boardroom drama. The big unknown now: Will Moonves still receive a $120 million payout?
Nov 25, 2018
Two Americas, two different news worlds; Shachtman on the 'merging' of Trump and Fox; Press corps shrugs off White House 'rules'; Asking questions about Trump's military claims; Conservative media's Ocasio-Cortez obsession; This video could tip Mississipp
Two Americas, two different news worlds; Shachtman on the 'merging' of Trump and Fox; Press corps shrugs off White House 'rules'; Asking questions about Trump's military claims; Conservative media's Ocasio-Cortez obsession; This video could tip Mississippi's senate race; Misinfo is social media's 'chronic condition'
Nov 20, 2018
StoryCorps' Dave Isay: Listening is a form of love
Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps, has an uplifting message for this Thanksgiving season. In a conversation with Brian Stelter, Isay reflects on the power of listening to loved ones' stories. Fights on cable news and Twitter are "just not who we are," he says. "I am way less fearful and way more hopeful about people after having this experience." Fifteen years in, more than half a million people have recorded their stories with StoryCorps. Now the group is launching a new initiative to connect people across the political divide.
Nov 18, 2018
Should Trump's mood swings be a top story?; Rethinking live TV coverage of Trump's events?; Acosta has his press pass back. What's next?; Bernstein answers Trump's demand for 'decorum'; Ruddy and Stelter spar over Trump and media; How local reporters are
Should Trump's mood swings be a top story?; Rethinking live TV coverage of Trump's events?; Acosta has his press pass back. What's next?; Bernstein answers Trump's demand for 'decorum'; Ruddy and Stelter spar over Trump and media; How local reporters are covering the Camp Fire; Philippine government threatening Rappler; Misinfo is social media's 'chronic condition'
Nov 15, 2018
Renee DiResta: Misinformation is a 'chronic condition.' Here's how to address it
With another Facebook scandal erupting, thanks to a New York Times investigation, Brian Stelter talks with researcher Renee DiResta about misinformation and the tech companies. DiResta, the head of policy at Data for Democracy and director of research at New Knowledge, explains Facebook's missteps and describes how she studies the spread of "malign narratives." She says people should think of misinformation "as more of a chronic condition," not a fixable problem.
Nov 11, 2018
Sam Donaldson to Jim Acosta: 'Keep it up'; Abrams: CNN has strong case for lawsuit; Sam Donaldson on how the Trump era will end; Ryan says some of Trump's attacks are racial; Police investigating protest at Carlson's home; Fox News executives call for 'co
Sam Donaldson to Jim Acosta: 'Keep it up'; Abrams: CNN has strong case for lawsuit; Sam Donaldson on how the Trump era will end; Ryan says some of Trump's attacks are racial; Police investigating protest at Carlson's home; Fox News executives call for 'common ground'; Did media underplay the 'blue wave' election?; Why the Houston Chronicle investigated itself
Nov 8, 2018
Linguist George Lakoff breaks down Trump's "tropes"
Renowned linguist George Lakoff joins Brian Stelter to discuss how Trump uses speech as a technique to manipulate audiences. "The media is not doing its job," Lakoff argues. He urges the press to not just repeat or negate what the president says about topics like the "caravan," but to come up with new framings that put facts first.
Nov 4, 2018
Trump 'raised the stakes' of the midterms; Have journalists learned anything since 2016?; Fact-checker says Trump is a 'serial liar'; Trump's midterm message: News is 'fake'; How much faith can we put in the polls?; Soros rep: Fox News refuses to have us
Trump 'raised the stakes' of the midterms; Have journalists learned anything since 2016?; Fact-checker says Trump is a 'serial liar'; Trump's midterm message: News is 'fake'; How much faith can we put in the polls?; Soros rep: Fox News refuses to have us on; Media storylines heading into the midterms; Do you live in a 'news desert' area?
Nov 1, 2018
Midterm elections in news deserts: This researcher studies the problem at work and sees it at home
Penelope Abernathy discusses her new report, "The Expanding News Desert," with Brian Stelter. She expects a dearth of news and info in rural areas to impact midterm elections. Abernathy doesn't just study this problem, she happens to live in a part of North Carolina that is considered a "news desert." She discusses potential solutions and the future of local journalism.
Oct 28, 2018
Kristol: Fox is part of 'toxic environment'; Lewis: Cable news heightens America's rage; America's tone starts at the very top; Inside the evacuation of CNN New York; Stelter: What I learned at a Trump rally; Social media's role in spreading hate; What's
Kristol: Fox is part of 'toxic environment'; Lewis: Cable news heightens America's rage; America's tone starts at the very top; Inside the evacuation of CNN New York; Stelter: What I learned at a Trump rally; Social media's role in spreading hate; What's next for Megyn Kelly?; 'All-hands-on-deck moment,' NYT publisher says; Sulzberger: Free press is an 'American ideal'
Oct 25, 2018
A.G. Sulzberger: "This is an all-hands-on-deck time" for journalism
A.G. Sulzberger sits down with Brian Stelter for one of his first interviews since becoming publisher of The New York Times. Sulzberger discusses the responsibilities of his new role, the challenge of earning readers' trust, his relationship with Trump, and the opportunity to create a market for "paid journalism" online. Stelter also asks about media mistakes, the public editor role, and more.
Oct 21, 2018
Lies, smears and scams plaguing social media; Stelter: Trump is 'Mr. Misinformation'; Pro-Trump media claims caravan is a threat; The power of the caravan pictures; Khashoggi's WashPost editor pushes for answers; How media business models fuel polarizatio
Lies, smears and scams plaguing social media; Stelter: Trump is 'Mr. Misinformation'; Pro-Trump media claims caravan is a threat; The power of the caravan pictures; Khashoggi's WashPost editor pushes for answers; How media business models fuel polarization; Bernstein: Trump uses lies to push policies
Oct 18, 2018
TV slugfests and social media distort the public's perceptions, Tim Dixon says. He insists that Americans still have "more in common."
Tim Dixon, co-author of a new study called "The Hidden Tribes of America," talks with Brian Stelter about the causes of political polarization in America, including cable news and social media screaming matches. His group, More in Common, says two thirds of Americans are in the "exhausted majority," wanting no part of the left and right's fight. He talks about media business models that worsen polarization and suggests more nuanced ways for the press to showcase political debates.
Oct 12, 2018
Les Hinton worked with Rupert Murdoch for 52 years. Here's what he learned.
Les Hinton, former CEO of Dow Jones & Company, joins Brian Stelter to discuss his memoir, "An Untidy Life." Hinton shares his insights about Rupert Murdoch, what drives the media mogul, and the impact Fox News has had on the world. He also discusses how the newspaper industry has been transformed and what's next for publishing.
Oct 7, 2018
Lower reporting standards in Kavanaugh stories?; Trump's comment about Kavanaugh and women; NYT is working on Trump tax followups; Jamal Khashoggi's editor speaks out; Nuzzi: Trump is 'an anti-press freedom president'
Lower reporting standards in Kavanaugh stories?; Trump's comment about Kavanaugh and women; NYT is working on Trump tax followups; Jamal Khashoggi's editor speaks out; Nuzzi: Trump is 'an anti-press freedom president'
Oct 5, 2018
Can 'fake news' be confronted through the courts? This lawyer says yes
Michael Gottlieb, a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner, talks with Brian Stelter about holding news outlets accountable for spreading smears and conspiracy theories. Gottlieb represents Aaron Rich, brother of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich, the subject of countless right-wing conspiracy theories. Gottlieb describes the Washington Times' agreement to issue a retraction and apology for false info it published about Rich. Stelter inquires about the First Amendment implications and asks if the case could serve as a model for fighting "fake news."
Sep 30, 2018
One hearing, two realities for viewers; Schlapp: 'I felt like I was watching my country slip'; How to improve news coverage of sexual assault; Katie Couric on Kavanaugh-Ford coverage; Couric on the 'male hierarchy' of TV news; Gergen grades the media's Ka
One hearing, two realities for viewers; Schlapp: 'I felt like I was watching my country slip'; How to improve news coverage of sexual assault; Katie Couric on Kavanaugh-Ford coverage; Couric on the 'male hierarchy' of TV news; Gergen grades the media's Kavanaugh coverage
Sep 27, 2018
Meet three people who are trying to save local news
Eric Barnes in Memphis, Stephanie Lulay in Chicago, and Larry Ryckman in Denver are leaders of three different local news startups. Brian Stelter brings the three journalists together to discuss how they're trying to fill the news voids in their communities. They describe reasons for launching the websites, sources of funding, lessons learned so far, and the challenges they face in the future.
Sep 23, 2018
How much has changed since Anita Hill?; How Trump's tweet sparked #WhyIDidntReport; Washington Post's exclusive access to Dr. Ford; Websites are smearing Ford to help Kavanaugh; What Trump's 'Fox cabinet' is telling him; The disappearance of the White Hou
How much has changed since Anita Hill?; How Trump's tweet sparked #WhyIDidntReport; Washington Post's exclusive access to Dr. Ford; Websites are smearing Ford to help Kavanaugh; What Trump's 'Fox cabinet' is telling him; The disappearance of the White House briefing
Sep 20, 2018
Olivier Knox on the disappearing W.H. press briefing, access to government info, and more
White House Correspondents Association president Olivier Knox has a frank conversation with Brian Stelter about media access in the Trump age. With daily press briefings now a thing of the past, Knox describes his lobbying efforts with the W.H. and the "symbolic" importance of the briefings. He says access to the president is either "feast or famine." Knox also discusses government secrecy around ongoing military action around the world.
Sep 16, 2018
Trump is the conspiracy theorist in chief; GOP voters dismissing 'blue wave' as 'fake news'; NYT called on carpet for curtains correction; Avenatti: Future presidents need TV skills; What's next for CBS and '60 Minutes?'; Trump's trick: He keeps repeating
Trump is the conspiracy theorist in chief; GOP voters dismissing 'blue wave' as 'fake news'; NYT called on carpet for curtains correction; Avenatti: Future presidents need TV skills; What's next for CBS and '60 Minutes?'; Trump's trick: He keeps repeating false info
Sep 14, 2018
Whatever happened to Tucker Carlson? This reporter asked him.
Lyz Lenz wrote "The Mystery of Tucker Carlson" for the Columbia Journalism Review. She says Carlson's journey from an acclaimed magazine writer to an angry cable news host reveals something about race, class, and economic status in America. Lenz and Brian Stelter discuss Carlson's anti-immigration segments, his "censorship" crusades and his embrace of "change the subject conservatism."
Sep 9, 2018
What Woodward's book says about Trump's fitness; Bernstein on why Woodward's 'Fear' is different; Why should readers trust anonymous info?; Should NYT have published an unnamed op-ed?; Reports: Trump 'grousing' about Bill Shine; Reuters reporters facing 7
What Woodward's book says about Trump's fitness; Bernstein on why Woodward's 'Fear' is different; Why should readers trust anonymous info?; Should NYT have published an unnamed op-ed?; Reports: Trump 'grousing' about Bill Shine; Reuters reporters facing 7 years in prison. Now what?; Farrow on new allegations against Moonves
Sep 7, 2018
Michael Kruse's Trump library: He reveals what a 28-year-old book can teach us today
Politico senior staffer writer Michael Kruse has read all of Trump's books and many biographies of him. "Some of them are very valuable," he says, sharing the insights that journalists can glean from Trump in his own words. With Bob Woodward's book in the news, Kruse went back to his bookshelf to analyze Trump's survival skills and his peculiar enjoyment of being "in a state of real crisis."
Sep 2, 2018
Trump wants to be the arbiter of truth; April Ryan on press threats: 'It is getting worse'; Does Trump have a point about Google?; Exclusive interview with Sleeping Giants founder; Solving the problem of 'news deserts'; How John McCain's legacy helps pres
Trump wants to be the arbiter of truth; April Ryan on press threats: 'It is getting worse'; Does Trump have a point about Google?; Exclusive interview with Sleeping Giants founder; Solving the problem of 'news deserts'; How John McCain's legacy helps press freedom