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Captive Journalists Become Brutal Tool For Terror Campaigns

The kidnapping of journalists in conflict zones by insurgent groups is on the upswing. Audie Cornish talks to Joel Simon, executive director of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.
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Media Group Evolves From Covering Vice To War Zones

Steve Inskeep talks to Vice Media founder and CEO Shane Smith about the reasons behind the rapid growth of his news and entertainment firm. Vice magazine migrated to videos, the web and documentaries.
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Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL

Companies like Anheuser-Busch pay hundreds of millions to be identified with the NFL's aura. The last thing they want is to be associated with scandal, but it might be financially tough to walk away.
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ISIS Purportedly Releases New Video Of British Hostage

In the second of a promised "lecture series," freelance photographer John Cantlie warns that Western governments "are hastily marching toward all-out war in Iraq and Syria."
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How Not To Handle A New Voice In TV

The firestorm kicked off by a New York Times analysis of TV's most successful black female showrunner mostly highlights how some struggle to handle new voices taking over the cultural conversation.
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Deggans Picks 'Gotham,' 'Black-ish,' 'The Flash' Among Fall TV's Best

As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).
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From Podcast To Broadcast: 'Men In Blazers' Gets The ESPN Bump

The soccer podcast Men In Blazers started out as a modest Grantland podcast, then blew up when ESPN included them during World Cup coverage. As hosts Michael Davies and Roger Bennett tell NPR's Arun Rath, they'll soon have their own show on NBC Sports.
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Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30

On the anniversary of the iconic series, NPR's Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography about how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.
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Iran's 'Happy' Dancers Receive Suspended Sentences

Seven young Iranians were arrested in May for producing their own version of the Pharrell Williams song "Happy." Iranian authorities said the video, which went viral, offended public morals.
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In Germany, A Magazine For The Dog-Tired

Germans have long had plenty of choices when it comes to magazines catering to canine lovers. But one publisher thinks the time has finally come to throw the dog haters a bone.

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