08 4 / 2014


NPR posted an article with a title asking why people don’t read anymore, but the content was just an April Fools joke. Then people started to embarrass themselves.


Love it. -AR

(via chongthenomad)

26 3 / 2014


Who needs friends when you’ve got Terry Gross? An illustration by Eleanor Davis: http://nyr.kr/1nYvPYw


Who needs friends when you’ve got Terry Gross? An illustration by Eleanor Davis: http://nyr.kr/1nYvPYw

(Source: newyorker.com)

11 10 / 2013

#NPRHalloweenNames (x)

#NPRHalloweenNames (x)

27 6 / 2013




Listeners upon hearing that TOTN is ending its 21-year run.

The final Talk of the Nation broadcast is today. So this is how it is at NPR HQ, too.

Us too. :(

Does this mean SciFri is also going away?

18 5 / 2013

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26 11 / 2012

"That’s the kind of press money can’t buy. When you’re working in public radio, you don’t have any money to advertise. That would have been awesome. And I was watching the debate and thinking “Please say us, please say us.” And I know we were just not quite big enough. I knew that if he mentioned the car guys [from Car Talk] or Morning Edition, and I was just like ugh, we are so second tier! We are almost there."

Ira Glass is awesome, wishes Mitt Romney had attacked This American Life instead of PBS. (via wilwheaton)

(via wilwheaton)

02 10 / 2012

In the 1960s, Lynn Povich worked at Newsweek — where she became part of a revolution.

“At Newsweek, women were hired on the mail desk to deliver mail, then to clip newspapers, and, if they were lucky, became researchers or fact checkers,” Povich tells NPR’s Linda Wertheimer, whom she knows personally. “All of the writers and reporters were men, and everyone accepted it as that was the way the world was — until we didn’t.”

Povich’s new book, The Good Girls Revolt, tells the story of how the women sued their bosses and changed the workplace. The first spark that set off the rebellion was in 1969 — five years after the Civil Rights Act made gender discrimination illegal.

(Source: k8inorbit)

04 8 / 2012


For the first couple years that you’re making stuff, what you’re making isn’t so good.

01 8 / 2012


“… The debate over anonymous comments has been building in newsrooms for a decade. Old-school journalists argue the optimistic predictions of Internet comment boards brimming with the wisdom of the crowd haven’t panned out. Instead, they say, news organizations tarnish their reputations by hosting comments that are often snarky and factually inaccurate … “

How far should newspapers go to defend—if at all—the identity of an anonymous commenter? READ