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Podcast: Jason Grotto and Heather Gillers of the Chicago Tribune talk about a painful reckoning for the city after decades of papering over budget shortfalls with big debts.
Headline Writing With an NYT Guru
Podcast: Kyle Massey on what catches readers’ attention, and why the “paper of record” never would have written, “Headless Body in Topless Bar.”
The Times’s Eric Lipton on DC’s Ecosystem of influence
Podcast: A two-time Pulitzer winner talks about a new world of pay-to-play, where lobbying has spread to unregulated surrogates.
Meet the Reporter Behind That Bogus Chocolate Study
Podcast: John Bohannon joins Charles Ornstein to talk bad science, credulous reporters, and the ethics of his brand of journalism.
Inside an HIV Epidemic
Podcast: ProPublica's Charles Ornstein talks with WTHR's Bob Segall about southeast Indiana's recent HIV outbreak, the largest in state history, and how much it will cost taxpayers.
Behind the Scenes of Your Mani-Pedi
Sarah Maslin Nir of The New York Times talks about her investigation into oppressive conditions for nail salon workers.
Reporting on the NSA Before It Was Cool
Podcast: Patrick Radden Keefe of The New Yorker talks about his pre-Snowden muckraking and the art of weaving new nuggets and in-depth reporting for a can’t-miss narrative.
MuckReads Podcast: The Challenge of Covering Characters...
On ProPublica's latest podcast, author Masha Gessen talks about covering the Boston Marathon bombers, Vladimir Putin, and the challenges of telling a story without access to the main characters.
MuckReads Podcast: Liz Sly on Reporting From the Middle...
The roots of ISIS, the challenge of social media-era journalism, and observations from the front lines of post-9/11 foreign policy.
MuckReads Podcast: When Diet Drugs Harm Instead of Help
Charles Ornstein talks to reporter John Fauber about how the FDA approved five weight-loss drugs, despite the potential for serious side effects.
MuckReads Podcast: James Risen on the ‘National Security...
The acclaimed investigative reporter says journalists need to question Americans assumptions about how much privacy they should give up.
Podcast: The Failures Behind a Retracted Campus Rape Story
Sheila Coronel, a co-author of the investigation of Rolling Stones UVA story, talks about the question of punishment and lessons learned.
Podcast: Reporting the ‘How’ and ‘Why After a Disaster
Joaquin Sapien on investigating the failure of a group home for children, from drug use, fights and suicide attempts to allegations of rape.
Podcast: Reporters Debate: To Feed the Twitter Trolls, or...
Jesse Eisinger, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Lois Beckett and Charles Ornstein tackle the ups and downs of the obligatory public persona.
MuckReads Podcast: Gawker’s John Cook on Why He’s No...
An investigations editor says reporting doesnt need labels or grandiose packaging to be interesting and informative.
MuckReads Podcast: Tom Robbins on His ‘Perry Mason Moment’
In part two of our conversation, tales from a long investigative journalism career, including a decision to break confidentiality.
MuckReads Podcast: Inside Attica with Tom Robbins
Robbins talks about his recent New York Times story, reporting on prisons, and getting the public to care about abuse of inmates.
Podcast: Reporting on Workers’ Comp
Michael Grabell on how the project began, and how many legislators dont understand the ways rollbacks hurt workers.
Protecting Your Health Data
Charles Ornstein and Julia Angwin on how hackers can use your information, and what you and health care companies should be doing to protect it.
Podcast: When Those We Report On Complain
Lessons from our point-by-point refutation of the Red Cross request for corrections, and Does Donald Trump Use Email?
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