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Is cable news overreacting to an Ebola diagnosis in New York? Jay Carney on Obama's relationship with the press; Donna Rice Hughes on Monica Lewinsky's comeback.

Is cable news overreacting to an Ebola diagnosis in New York? Jay Carney on Obama's relationship with the press; Donna Rice Hughes on Monica Lewinsky's comeback.

October 18th, 2013
06:00 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Sara Fischer, CNN

NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik returns to Reliable Sources as our guest host this week.

With the government shutdown finally coming to an end, David Gura, reporter for Marketplace and Edward Luce, Washington Bureau Chief for the Financial Times will join Folkenflik to discuss the overage of the economic impact of the shutdown, including confusion over the concept of the debt ceiling.

Next, we’ll speak with former NSA official and whistleblower Thomas Drake about the difference between “whistleblowers” and “leakers,” and how the Obama administration has pursued leakers. We'll also ask Drake about his meeting this week with ex-NSA employee Edward Snowden in Moscow.

Later, the discussion on whistleblowers will continue with Lucy Dalglish, Dean of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and Joel Brenner, Former Inspector General and Senior Counsel for the National Security Agency.

We will also look at lessons to be learned from several reporting mistakes this week. Andrew Lih, author of The Wikipedia Revolution and Maggie Haberman, senior political reporter for POLITICO will join us to discuss the danger of using new media platforms like Twitter when reporting.

Finally, the film “Fifth Estate” opens this weekend, facing controversy about how it portrays Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.  We’ll talk with the film’s screenwriter Josh Singer.

Tune in this Sunday 11am ET.

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What we're reading this week...
October 18th, 2013
10:42 AM ET

What we're reading this week...

By CNN's Elizabeth Cherneff

We've got  a great show planned this Sunday when David Folkenflik of NPR News returns to the ‘Reliable Sources’ guest chair. We’ll discuss xxx, but in the meantime, here are some other stories that caught our eye this week:

'Pew: Young people 'graze' for news, old people stick to tv and print'  In its recent report on trends that are shaping digital news, a Pew Research Study found that nearly 3 in 4 Americans ages 18-29 now cite the Internet as their main source of news (over both tv and radio). Among adults older than age 64, television and newspapers remained at the  top of the list of preferred news sources. While the findings illustrate perceptible shifts in news consumption by demographic, the study did reveal that older and younger viewers follow weather news more closely than other categories.

'New name for iconic International Herald Tribune'  As part of the New York Times Company's renaming strategy, the renowned 'International Herald Tribune' newspaper officially became the 'International New York Times' this week. USA Today's Rem Rieder notes that the IHT commemorated its final edition with a 24-page supplement with prominent articles and photos featured throughout the years. The latest rebranding also represents the NYT Company's broader approach to expand its global readership.

Read this: here's a new rare interview with Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson   Mental Floss Magazine readers got a rare treat when editor Jake Rossen nabbed a recent exclusive interview with Calvin and Hobbes comic creator Bill Watterson. The legendary cartoonist discussed the pressure to create spinoffs & sequels from his content, as well as his decision not to partake in licensing deals for his beloved comic strip characters . When asked about the enduring nature of Calvin and Hobbes, Watterson said, "You can’t really blame people for preferring more of what they already know and like. The trade-off, of course, is that predictability is boring. Repetition is the death of magic."