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Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

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Washington, DC

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Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

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@CNNReliable

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English

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One CNN Center Atlanta, GA 30303 404-827-1500


Episodes

Jay Rosen on right-wing TV drifting 'further from the real,' and how journalists should 'rethink and rebuild' to cover it

6/17/2021
Jay Rosen, who teaches journalism at NYU and authors the PressThink blog, discusses the devolution of Fox News; the difficulty of describing a "shifted political universe" in the United States; and the need for news outlets to be "much more explicitly and aggressively pro-democracy." He says "Fox is becoming in some way more demand-driven" because "its audience is in the driver's seat in a way that's more extreme than when Roger Ailes ran the network." For example, Rosen comments, "Do you...

Duration:00:46:22

June 13, 2021: ProPublica EIC answers questions about stunning tax leak; CNN DC bureau chief previews meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland

6/13/2021
Plus... Inside The AP's meeting with Israeli officials; James Murdoch versus his father Rupert; new hope for missing journalist Austin Tice? Sam Feist, Oliver Darcy, Amanda Carpenter, Ruth Eglash, Ian Phillips, Stephen Engelberg and Mike Holtzman join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:10

Thomas Edsall on the new 'anti-democratic party,' and the challenges for the media

6/11/2021
New York Times contributing op-ed writer Thomas Edsall warns about Republicans attempting to enforce "white political dominance;" anti-democratic trends in American politics; and the blind spots he sees in media coverage. "Trump and the Republican Party have created a real dilemma for the media," he tells Brian Stelter. "When you have a party that is moving in this extreme fashion, how do we in the media describe it?" Stelter also asks Edsall about bridging the academic and journalistic...

Duration:00:42:40

June 6, 2021: One-on-one with press secretary Jen Psaki; rating Trump's relative newsworthiness; should the infrastructure bill include money for local news?

6/6/2021
Plus... Why spying on journalists is an affront to the First Amendment; and a sneak peek at the new reporting in Brian Stelter's book "Hoax." Kaitlan Collins, Adam Goldman, Dan Abrams, Steven Waldman and Jen Psaki join the conversation. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:44:00

Judd Legum on accountability journalism, Substack and his newsletter's impacts on corporate America

6/3/2021
Judd Legum, the founder of the Popular Information newsletter, discusses his three years of reporting on "the delta between what corporations say" and what they do. Legum explains his early success on Substack, the power of the newsletter format, and his expertise diving into "troves of information, whether that's FEC, SEC, the Facebook ad library," or other sources. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:01

May 30, 2021: American journalist Danny Fenster detained in Myanmar; new signs of democratic erosion; is news coverage behind the Covid-19 curve?

5/30/2021
Plus... One-on-one with AP managing editor after social media firestorm; the link between far-right media sources and conspiracies; how One America News is boosting the bogus Arizona election audit; and more. Daniel Ziblatt, Matt Skibinski, Kyung Lah, David Leonhardt, Brian Carovillano and Rose and Buddy Fenster join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:41:46

Kyung Lah's dispatch from Maricopa County: 'Democracy will die by a thousand paper cuts, and this is a huge cut at it'

5/28/2021
CNN's Kyung Lah discusses her reporting on the bogus Arizona audit and the role of far-right outlet One America News in the saga. "This is not about right versus left," she says. "This is about truth and lies, and we cannot be afraid to call it a lie." Brian Stelter asks about local coverage of the GOP recount; the "pool" that takes turns observing; and the posture of local officials in Maricopa County. Lah also recounts her viral interview with the president of the Arizona state senate, who...

Duration:00:35:35

May 23, 2021: How to cover a radicalized Republican party; four stories in the news about CNN; a narrative shift in American politics?

5/23/2021
Plus... Biden breaks from Trump and Obama on leak probes; Tribune's sale and the fragile future of local news; Chicago mayor sparks debate over diversity and media access; social media guidelines gone awry at the AP? Claire Atkinson, Nicole Hemmer, Perry Bacon Jr., Edward-Isaac Dovere, Gregory Pratt, Max Foster and John Ware join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:49

Dr. Joan Donovan on 'media manipulation,' the meme wars, and how disinformation hijacks free expression

5/21/2021
Dr. Joan Donovan, the research director for the Shorenstein Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School, has become a leading voice in the fight against digital disinformation. She shares her insights with Brian Stelter, exploring the links between the current media landscape and the Occupy movement ten years ago; underscoring the importance of algorithms and platform policies; and touching on important concepts for average platform "users" and lawmakers alike. To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:00:37:15

May 16, 2021: Israeli military spokesman and AP editor react to airstrike in Gaza; why the American media needs a 'democracy beat'

5/16/2021
Plus... "Mask confusion" and how the press can help model a return to normal; Sally Buzbee previews her new role running The Washington Post; Jake Tapper shares his novel-writing secrets; and more. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, Sally Buzbee, David French, Jocelyn Benson, Ari Berman, Peter Wehner, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Jake Tapper join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:52:53

'Madoff Talks' author Jim Campbell on the 'untold story' of Bernie Madoff's notorious Ponzi scheme

5/13/2021
Jim Campbell, radio host and author of the new book "Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story Behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History," discusses his years of correspondence with Bernie Madoff, and how he gained unique access to report out an exhaustive insider account of Madoff's crimes. Brian Stelter asks about the timing of the book, given that it was released just two weeks after Madoff died in prison. He also asks about media coverage of Madoff over the decades. Campbell says...

Duration:00:36:18

May 9, 2021: How 'Foxitis' is hurting America's pandemic response; Bezos biographer Brad Stone on covering the world's richest man

5/9/2021
Plus... How Covid-19 coverage is shifting across the media landscape; meet two Tribune reporters who are issuing last-hour pleas for local ownership; can pro-Trump media outlets change the way we remember the Capitol riot? David Zurawik, Amanda Marcotte, Susan Glasser, Dan P. McAdams, Devlin Barrett, Brad Stone, Liz Bowie and Larry McShane join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:13

Rana Ayyub on the tragedy in India: 'This reporting that we do is now at our doorstep'

5/6/2021
Rana Ayyub, a journalist based in Mumbai and a Washington Post global opinions writer, describes the perilous state of the pandemic in India and the limitations on journalists who are covering the crisis. "The carnage continues unabated," she says. But "how do you also report at a time when your own family members are losing their lives?" Ayyyb also discusses the media's relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She says "journalism is happening in India, but the gatekeepers are not...

Duration:00:29:47

May 2, 2021: How 'political sectarianism' explains America's divides; the Giuliani scoop that wasn't; Bill Carter on late night changes

5/2/2021
Plus... One-on-one with New York Times Opinion editor Kathleen Kingsbury; Daniel Dale's data about Biden's first 100 days; the shifting tone of Covid coverage; and more. Eli J. Finkel, Daniel Dale, Nicole Hemmer, Oliver Darcy, Zeynep Tufekci, David Leonhardt, Kathleen Kingsbury and Bill Carter join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:43:31

A sneak preview of the post-pandemic movie business: 'Hollywood is going to have to change because we've changed'

4/29/2021
CNN entertainment and media reporters Chloe Melas, Lisa Respers France and Frank Pallotta analyze the end of awards season, the tentative reopening of movie theaters, and shifting streaming release strategies. The big question: What is the post-pandemic entertainment world going to look like? Respers France underscores the importance of "community," asserting that "Hollywood is going to have to change because we've changed." To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:36:13

April 25, 2020: Contrasting media coverage of Derek Chauvin's trial; an exclusive inside look at how far-right media operates from two recent defectors.

4/25/2021
Plus... Analyzing the media’s coverage of Biden’s first 100 days; how anti-media rhetoric finds its way into judicial opinions; the Oscar-nominated director China doesn't want you to see; and more. Errol Louis, David Zurawik, Adrienne Broaddus, April Ryan, Ron Brownstein, Marty Golingan, Caolan Robertson, RonNell Anderson Jones and Anders Hammer. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:33

National Parks Traveler editor-in-chief Kurt Repanshek shares news from America's treasured places

4/22/2021
Kurt Repanshek is the founder and editor-in-chief of National Parks Traveler, the country's only news outlet dedicated to covering national parks and protected areas, and an early entrant to the now-growing group of nonprofit newsrooms. Repanshek joins Brian Stelter during National Parks Week to discuss his nimble operation, the significance of its nonprofit status, and the immense challenges he faces covering this broad and dynamic beat. He also touches on funding issues within the National...

Duration:00:34:59

Malcolm Turnbull, the former Australian prime minister, on the Murdochs and the 'market for crazy'

4/19/2021
This bonus podcast episode contains Brian Stelter's entire interview with former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. They discuss the international influence of Rupert Murdoch's media empire; the impact of Murdoch's climate denialism; the growing family divide between brothers Lachlan and James Murdoch; Fox's "imitators in the right wing media ecosystem;" and more. Turnbull says Rupert "has to take responsibility for what he has done." To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:24:04

April 18, 2021: How to break the cycle of gun violence coverage; CNN reporters share first-hand stories about covering unrest in Minnesota

4/18/2021
Plus... the red news-blue news divide over vaccines; lessons learned from coverage of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause; a changing of the guard in America's newsrooms; and more. Kyle Pope, Oliver Darcy, Abene Clayton, Sara Sidner, Miguel Marquez, Laurel Bristow, Claire Atkinson and Malcolm Turnbull join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:21

Lisa Napoli on the lessons from her new book 'The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR'

4/15/2021
“Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR” is coming out to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Author Lisa Napoli joins Brian Stelter to discuss the public radio network’s experimental beginnings, as seen through the experiences of the four "founding mothers" — Susan Stamberg, Linda Wertheimer, Nina Totenberg and Cokie Roberts. What lessons can be gleaned from NPR's origin story, especially for newsrooms looking...

Duration:00:46:57