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Media Outlets Call For Cameras On Severance Trial

A coalition of media organizations, including WAMU 88.5 News, is advocating for cameras in the courtroom to cover the trial of Charles Severance, a former Alexandria resident who is charged in three high-profile murders.
NPR

'Post' Editor Bradlee Helped Define Modern American Journalism

As executive editor, Ben Bradlee led The Washington Post to national acclaim. He was best known as a champion of ambitious reporters and stylish writers, goading them to new heights. He died Tuesday.
NPR

The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying

States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.
NPR

Inside Larry King's Complicated Mind, As Shown In Late-Night Tweets

A couple of nights ago, in the pre-dawn hours, Larry King took his Twitter followers on a personal tour of the inside of his own head. It all started at 1:40 a.m. with a simple declaration.
NPR

Ben Bradlee, Who Led 'Washington Post' To New Heights, Dies At 93

As editor, Bradlee led the newspaper to national eminence with charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House.
NPR

Winners And Losers Of The Fall TV Season Begin To Emerge

One month into the TV season, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom-coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.
NPR

The Boston Herald's Missed 'Cartoongate' Lessons

The newspaper's heartfelt column about a political cartoon that was widely criticized as racist raises a question: Did editors learn the right lessons from the uproar?
NPR

One Feminist Critic's Battle With Gaming's Darker Side

This week, Anita Sarkeesian, known for her series critiquing the portrayal of women in video games, canceled a talk at Utah State University after the school received a threat of a mass shooting.
NPR

Free Speech In Hong Kong, Then And Now

NPR's Frank Langfitt has traveled to Hong Kong since 1997, when the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule. Back then, residents spoke openly and gave their full names. Not anymore.
WAMU 88.5

WAMU 88.5 To Limit Use Of Washington Football Team's Name

WAMU 88.5, the NPR affiliate in Washington, D.C., plans to limit the use of the Washington football team's name in future news reports.

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