By jcoyne on April 24, 2012
Jim and Tom finish their follow-up conversation to an interview with documentary filmmaker Paul Devlin on news and the media. They discuss Ayn Rand, along with the unlikelihood that Carl Sagan could evangelize Joseph Kony into an appreciation for the cosmos. It’s “star stuff” versus maniacal tyranny, this week on “That’s what I believe.” Like […]
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By jcoyne on April 19, 2012
In a follow-up to their previous podcast, Jim and Tom pick up where they left off, honing in on the nitty-gritty of day-to-day news reporting. We try to identify whether news media should try to “push” stories that are more “important” to listeners—and whether regulators should balance serious coverage with “interest stories”—and fail.