Media

RSS Feed
NPR

Snowden's Leaks About NSA Lead To Awards For 4 Reporters

Journalists who broke the news in The Guardian and The Washington Post are among those receiving this year's George Polk Awards in Journalism. Without their work, the stories "would not have seen the light of day."
NPR

Mike Rowe's Own Dirty Job: Selling Knick-Knacks Overnight

Long before Rowe was the host of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel, he bet his friend that he could host on QVC. He says he took it as an opportunity to do the late-night talk show he'd always wanted.
NPR

'Harried Mom' Becomes Dynamic Woman In These Stock Images

Getty's new "Lean In" collection steers clear of familiar stereotypes, such as women in stilettos stepping on men. Because women are the primary users of social media, the company's visual trends director says, it's time for a different kind of representation in media and advertising.
NPR

Consumer Advocates Alarmed By $45 Billion Deal

Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, is set to become even bigger. The Philadelphia-based company has reached an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable provider, in an all-stock deal valued at roughly $45 billion. Consumer groups oppose the deal on the grounds that it will hurt competition and raise prices. But the companies claim competition won't be harmed at all.
NPR

What's Important In Sochi? Depends Where You Ask

Melissa Block speaks with an array of international correspondents covering the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, to hear what stories are playing big with their home audiences.
NPR

Will Comcast Get Federal OK To Buy Time Warner?

The nation's No. 1 and No. 2 cable companies would come together if Comcast's plan to buy Time Warner for $45 billion goes through. Before that can happen, though, federal lawyers are expected to consider the effect of such a combination on consumers.
NPR

Reports: Comcast To Buy Time Warner

Media report Comcast will announce its acquisition Thursday morning. The merger would combine the country's two largest cable companies and likely draw scrutiny from regulators.
NPR

NBC's Tom Brokaw Announces He Has Cancer, Says He's 'Optimistic'

Tom Brokaw, the NBC News correspondent who for years was one of America's favorite news anchors, has been diagnosed with Tmultiple myeloma, a cancer that affects blood cells in bone marrow, the network says.
NPR

eBay Co-Founder's Media Company Launches Digital Magazine

In the coming weeks, we'll be offering a periodic look at media organizations which are trying to figure out how to report and present the news while paying for that amid major changes in the industry. In our first story, we hear about a new news organization funded by Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire co-founder of eBay who wants to sustain aggressive investigative reporting. It's called First Look Media.
NPR

'New York Times' Veteran Bill Keller Joins Marshall Project

Renee Montagne talks to Bill Keller, columnist and former executive editor, about his decision to leave The New York Times and help launch a journalism venture focusing on the U.S. criminal justice system called the Marshall Project.

Pages