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For TV Networks, Stiff Competition To Be 'Top Of The Morning'

Shows like Good Morning America and the Today show can have a big impact on a broadcast network's image and bottom line. NPR's David Greene speaks with media reporter Brian Stelter about Top of the Morning, his new book about the high-stakes world of morning TV.

Newspaper Takes The Pulse Of San Diego Coffee Culture

The Espresso, a San Diego newspaper for "cafe society," documents the local coffee shop scene with juicy vignettes in a gossip column. Publisher John Rippo says he's inspired by European periodicals written for the cafe intelligentsia.

Tragedy In Real Time: Living A Terrible Week, Vicariously

The Boston Marathon bombings. The fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. The defeat of gun control legislation. We absorbed these past six days in an instantaneous, nonstop, firsthand-but-once-removed way that now defines our communal experiences.

Lessons Learned From The Media's Coverage Of Boston Bombing

Media coverage moved at a breakneck speed after the initial bombing and as law enforcement pieced together the crime, ultimately leading to a dramatic conclusion. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Folkenflik about how the media covered the Boston bombing: what they got right and wrong.

David Bianculli On Media Coverage Of The Marathon Explosions

Fresh Air TV critic David Bianculli talks with Terry Gross about the media coverage surrounding the explosions at the Boston Marathon.
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Mugshots: Press, Punishment & Privacy Concerns

Guest host Marc Fisher explores the privacy concerns surrounding mug shots, and how websites are profiting from them long after a sentence is served or charges are dropped.

NPR Hacked; 'Syrian Electronic Army' Takes Responsibility

The group, said to support the regime of President Bashar Assad, has attacked other news organizations' websites in recent months. This time, it got into, The Two-Way and some of NPR's Twitter accounts.

Speak Up! Advertisers Want You To Talk With New Apps

Advertisers want to hear what you have to say, and many are about to roll out new kinds of ads you can actually have a conversation with. Marketers are hoping to leverage the power of voice and the kinds of technologies that power Apple's Siri to start selling us all sorts of things.