May 27, 2011
Patriot Act renewal, sex robots disguised as people
June 17, 2011
A hacker’s insight into recent hacks; Libya’s unrest becomes a civil war in the media; Brooke’s journey through the echo chamber debate
June 22, 2011
Is the public – and the media – getting bored of the Murdoch News of the World scandal? Were they ever interested to begin with? Plus the history of pie throwing as political statement, the relative ease of hacking a cell phone, and the 100th birthday of Marshall McLuhan.
August 19, 2011
The media’s coverage of political gaffes, Amazon’s foray into publishing, and when authorities restrict access to social media.
On the Media: August 26, 2011
Misinformation in the fog of war, the past present and future of Libyan media, Teddy Roosevelt’s reading habits, and musicians fight to regain copyrights.
On the Media: September 2, 2011
How the government handles information that’s in the public domain but remains classified, the increasing frequency of scientific paper retractions, measuring the hype around hurricane Irene.
On the Media: September 9, 2011
Ten years after 9/11, a look at the state of American civil liberties, growing up after the attack, and the evolution of 9/11 humor.
On the Media: September 16, 2011
Reporters making predictions about the 2012 election, the advantage of late night legal advertisements and escaping wi-fi in a remote West Virginia town.