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President Obama Chides Media For 2016 Election Coverage

The president decried the media's role in and responsibility for the current political climate — and this campaign — at a journalism award dinner Monday night.
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Controversy Over Media Coverage Of The 2016 Presidential Race

Journalists are taking heat for being too easy on Donald Trump and too hard on Bernie Sanders. In the age of Twitter and Facebook, the role of political journalism has changed and become more polarized. Diane and a panel of guests discuss political reporting on the twenty-sixteen presidential race.

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Obama Acknowledges News Industry In Transition

President Obama turned media critic in a speech Monday night, as he spoke about journalism and the current political environment. He attended a dinner honoring the best in political journalism.
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Trump's Promise To 'Open Up' Libel Laws Unlikely To Be Kept

Public figures face high bar to prove libel, and the GOP Presidential candidate will have to overcome decades of precedent to overturn law
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Jian Ghomeshi, Former CBC Host, Acquitted Of Sexual Assault Charges

The Canadian radio host was fired from the CBC in 2014 after several women came forward with assault allegations. The court said it had doubts about "the reliability or sincerity" of the complainants.
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Donald Trump Wants To 'Open Up' Libel Laws So He Can Sue News Outlets

Donald Trump says he wants to open up libel laws, and he says should be allowed to sue news outlets that publish stories he deems are wrong. But libel laws are well established in the U.S. and have been upheld by liberal and conservative justices.
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Whither Bridget Jones? Britain's 'Independent' Newspaper Goes Digital

Helen Fielding's memorable comic creation started as a series of columns in the Independent some 20 years ago; as the paper goes digital-only, Fielding says the next Bridget could come from a blog.
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Florida Jury Sides With Hulk Hogan In Gawker Sex Tape Case

A Florida jury sided with Hulk Hogan in his lawsuit against Gawker Media over a sex tape published on Gawker's website. The jury's decision has brought damages to $140 million. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Steven Perlberg about the case.
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Debate Over U.S. Re-engagement With Cuba As President Obama Makes A Historic Visit

President Obama travels to Cuba -- the first visit by a U.S. president in almost ninety years. Debate over what re-engaging with the Castro regime and Cuban society could mean for commerce, human rights and politics.

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Anacostia Unmapped: The Lion And The Map

WAMU 88.5 presents Anacostia Unmapped, a project that invites people who live and work in the community to take us inside. First up, we introduce one of the project's producers, Kymone Freeman, whose day job is running We Act Radio. He's been thinking about where Anacostia fits on a city map.

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