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In Virtual Reality, 'The New York Times' Will Help Viewers 'Bear Witness' To Stories

The New York Times announced a new virtual reality initiative saying they will distribute more than a million "Google Cardboard" viewers, and start releasing 360-degree documentary virtual reality films. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jake Silverstein, editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine, who is working on the effort, about what it means to do journalism in this new space.

War Of Words Escalates Between Amazon And 'The New York Times'

In a blog post published Monday morning, the Seattle-based retailer pushed back against the newspaper, saying its story about Amazon's tough workplace culture fails Journalism 101.

'Washington Post' Managing Editor Kevin Merida To Step Down

After 22 years, Merida will leave for a job at ESPN as senior vice president and editor in chief of The Undefeated, a digital site that will explore the intersection of sports, race and culture.

Oprah Buys 10 Percent Share In Weight Watchers, Will Join Its Board

Winfrey will also lend endorsements and share her own weight-watching journey as the company tries to shift its focus to meet changing dieting habits.
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Sherry Turkle: "Reclaiming Conversation: The Power Of Talk In A Digital Age"

We have more ways than ever to communicate virtually. But now one psychologist -- who has studied people and technology for nearly 40 years -- warns turning to our devices for connection can diminish our capacity for empathy. The case for face-to-face conversation in the digital age.


New Documents Call The U.S. Drone Program Into Question

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Jeremy Scahill about his article in The Intercept, which reveals secret leaked documents regarding America's "targeted killings" using drones.

Debate Review: How Did It Play Out As A Media Event?

Tuesday night's Democratic debate at a Las Vegas casino wasn't just a political exercise. It was prime-time television drama. Pop star Cheryl Crow sang the national anthem before the debate started.

Taliban Declares Leading Afghan TV Networks Military Targets

Saad Mohseni, the founder of Tolo TV, talked to Renee Montagne about the Taliban threats, and offers his thoughts on the future of Afghanistan's stability and progress.

Twitter's Suspension Of Sports Media Revives Debate Over Fair Use

Twitter is going after news media that share highlights of U.S. football games without sports organizations' permission. The move shines a spotlight on the notion of fair use of copyrighted content.

'Playboy' Announces Decision To Stop Publishing Nude Photos

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Charlie Warzel of Buzzfeed about Playboy's decision to stop publishing nude photos as Internet pornography has brought pressure on the print industry.