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Tuesday, July 12
A Year As A Fly On The Wall At The New York Times

A Year As A Fly On The Wall At The New York Times
As the Internet surpasses print as our main news source, provocative questions continue to arise. Can rigorous journalism thrive in a world where readers expect that online news will be free? Will print journalism survive challenges from players like WikiLeaks and emerging platforms like Twitter? And if so what will it look like? Those are just a few of the questions filmmaker Andrew Rossi set out to answer in his new documentary, Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times. As the name suggests, this film takes us inside the New York Times newsroom for an unprecedented look at what is perhaps America’s most respected news organization. What did he learn? He shares that with us. 
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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