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October 26th, 2014
08:18 PM ET

'Fearbola' spreads across television: two doctors weigh in

Are viewers and readers being well-served by news outlets' coverage of the latest Ebola case in New York City? Dr. Alexander Van Tulleken and Dr. Arthur Caplan weigh in.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
October 26th, 2014
08:16 PM ET

Red News/Blue News: Blame the doctor?

Brian Stelter explains "the difference a number makes" amid a big divide in news coverage of the patient with Ebola in NYC.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
October 26th, 2014
08:14 PM ET

Making a comeback after a media-fueled scandal: Donna Rice Hughes' advice for Monica Lewinsky

With Monica Lewinsky returning to public life (through Vanity Fair, public speeches and a new Twitter account) to fight cyberbullying, Donna Rice Hughes speaks with Brian Stelter about life after a media scandal.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
October 26th, 2014
08:10 PM ET

Jay Carney on Obama's media habits and "governing by cable news"

President Obama maintains "a healthy distance" from cable news channels and other sources that emphasize "the political fight of the day," former White House press secretary Jay Carney told Brian Stelter.

"He doesn't watch cable news," Carney said, affirming what the president has himself said. But Obama does "voraciously" read news web sites, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN.com.

Here's a portion of the conversation:

STELTER: I wonder if there's some contempt, then, for this medium?

CARNEY: I think every president that I have known - covered as a reporter, and now worked for - has a textured, at best, relationship with the media, especially the Washington press that tends to focus and fixate on the sensational story of the day and sometimes at the expense of kind of looking more long-term. FULL POST


Filed under: Reliable Sources
October 26th, 2014
08:07 PM ET

CNN's Sara Ganim on the ugly side of investigative reporting

CNN correspondent Sara Ganim, whose dogged reporting at the Patriot-News newspaper exposed the Jerry Sandusky scandal, speaks to Brian Stelter about the backlash to her work, and her advice to student journalists.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
October 26th, 2014
03:17 PM ET

Uncomfortable questions in newsrooms after "lone wolf" attacks

Uncomfortable questions are asked in newsrooms when crimes like Wednesday's shooting in Ottawa, Canada take place: is the alleged criminal Muslim? Is the incident part of a terrorist plot? Rula Jebreal and Frank Sesno discuss whether an attacker's religious views should affect how news media outlets report on violent crimes.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
October 26th, 2014
03:02 PM ET

Remembering Ben Bradlee

Brian Stelter shares a page from the memoir of Ben Bradlee, the legendary Washington Post editor who died on Wednesday.


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