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“Journalism/Works” is an ongoing program of the Newseum Institute that focuses on journalism that matters — news reports in print, broadcast and online that produce change, provide insight and that fulfill the “watchdog on government” mission envisio...Show More

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The Press and the White House

26:00 | Feb 14th, 2017

A conversation with First Amendment expert Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, on challenges facing White House press pool photographers and the general state of relations between the Trump White Hou...Show More

Freedom of Speech: The World View

21:41 | Dec 2nd, 2016

A conversation with Danish author and journalist Flemming Rose, who says the increasing practice of self-censorship due to terrorism threats is a grave danger to free speech and free press around the globe. In 2005, Rose was editor of Jyllands-Posten...Show More

The Law, the Media and Tax Returns

28:16 | Oct 14th, 2016

A conversation with First Amendment expert and author Ronald K.L. Collins, who joins host Gene Policinski to talk about the legal issues raised by The New York Times’s publication of several pages of Donald Trump’s tax returns. Collins will explain w...Show More

Asking Big Questions

22:45 | Sep 12th, 2016

A conversation about how to have better conversations. Host Gene Policinski talks with Josh Feigelson, the founder of the organization Ask Big Questions, which trains college students, faculty and staff on how to engage young adults in thoughtful, ci...Show More

Protecting journalists – taking it to the United Nations

24:36 | Sep 5th, 2016

A conversation about a new effort by Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) and a coalition of journalism groups and news organizations to ask the United Nations for a Special Representative on journalists’ safety. Host Gene Policinski...Show More

Election 2016: Sparking a ‘Murrow Moment’?

20:16 | Jul 27th, 2016

A conversation about objective journalism and press-candidate confrontations in this year’s presidential election, with Prof. David Mindich, of St. Michael’s College in Vermont, the author of a recent Columbia Journalism Review article, “For journali...Show More

The news – that isn’t news – from Cleveland and the RNC

14:36 | Jul 20th, 2016

Halfway through the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, there have been plenty of protests, inside and outside Quicken Loans Arena. But according to a lawyer who provided First Amendment training in advance to both police and press, concerns...Show More

Setting Out the Rules about Gathering the News – From Overhead

22:33 | Mar 17th, 2016

A discussion with Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, on matters of newsgathering, privacy, and an update on how the FAA and news operations are working together to map out the new rules for the use ...Show More

#FREEJASON – Iran continues to imprison Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian

15:10 | Dec 4th, 2015

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been held in an Iranian prison for more than 500 days on sham charges. Jason’s older brother, Ali Rezaian, speaks with the Newseum Institute’s Gene Policinski about international standards of human rights, g...Show More

Reporting at risk of their lives – every day

36:20 | Nov 24th, 2015

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) is a Syrian citizen journalist group, one of the few independent news sources reporting from inside the Islamic State (ISIS). Newseum Institute COO Gene Policinski spoke with Abdalaziz Alhamza, one of 18 co-...Show More

For media, are Paris victims more ‘newsworthy’ than Beirut dead?

21:45 | Nov 20th, 2015

Rem Rieder, USA Today media writer and former editor of American Journalism Review, talks with the Newseum Institute’s Gene Policinski about lingering criticism that U.S. and European news media gave saturation news coverage to the Nov. 13 ISIS attac...Show More

Targeting Corruption in Angola

54:50 | Sep 26th, 2015

The Newseum Institute’s Gene Policinski talks with Angolan investigative journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques, recognized with several international awards for his courageous reporting on conflict diamonds and government corruption. He...Show More

Hard to see – but right to publish?

31:44 | Sep 7th, 2015

In little more than a week, there was the on-camera “live” killing Aug. 26 of two journalists, Alison Parker and Adam Ward; graphic video taken by Ward and by the apparent shooter; and on Sept. 4, the heart-wrenching photos of three-year old Syrian r...Show More

What’s in a name? The future – perhaps – for journalism education

29:22 | Aug 21st, 2015

From Northwestern University’s venerable Medill School of Journalism to the up-and-coming Middle Tennessee State University mass communications program, a name change is more than cosmetic. It’s recognition that the flow of information – from news to...Show More

Idaho’s “Ag-Gag” Law Runs Afoul of Judge

23:45 | Aug 7th, 2015

Journalism and freedom of information lawyer Kevin Goldberg discusses a federal judge’s decision to toss out Idaho’s so-called “Ag-Gag” law – touted by advocates as a way to protect state agriculture business from “eco-terrorists” but criticized by o...Show More

Looks like a drone, flies like a drone – but it’s journalism

19:35 | Jun 17th, 2015

Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, talks with host Gene Policinski of the Newseum Institute on the use of these remotely controlled flying devices by news organizations, one day after the first fiel...Show More

A Conversation with Kathy Gannon

36:48 | Jun 8th, 2015

A conversation with Kathy Gannon, veteran Associated Press correspondent who was shot and seriously wounded in Afghanistan in 2014 in an attack by an Afghan policeman in which her AP colleague, photographer Anja Niedringhaus, was killed. On June 8, 2...Show More

Reporting from Southeast Asia – Haney Howell, for CBS News

42:02 | May 21st, 2015

As the Newseum opens “Reporting Vietnam,” a new exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, veteran broadcaster Haney Howell – the last CBS News bureau chief in Saigon before the city fell in 1975 – speaks with the Newseum Institute’s Ge...Show More

Lessons from Ferguson: Truth as a ‘tool to improve our democracy’

29:27 | Apr 28th, 2015

Tony Messenger, editorial page editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for editorial writing, talks about what his newspaper and the rest of the news media can take away from news coverage last August of the death of ...Show More

The importance of “context” in reporting on violence

18:15 | Apr 28th, 2015

Carl Sessions Stepp, a professor at the University of Maryland’s Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, discusses media coverage of the violence and peaceful demonstrations for social justice in Baltimore, and shares his thoughts on how journalists s...Show More

Reporting on violence – in Baltimore and elsewhere

22:59 | Apr 28th, 2015

Is it “journalism” or just “marketing” for journalists to give instant reports from the scene of riots and chaos? Amidst rioting in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray, an insightful discussion with Professor John Watson from American Uni...Show More

Holding Police Accountable – On Camera

34:19 | Apr 10th, 2015

Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, discusses the legal challenges and First Amendment issues that persist around citizen and news media videotaping of police activity. The issue has gained urgency i...Show More

Putin: Power, Persuasion and Propaganda

1:14:47 | Apr 2nd, 2015

Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute, moderates a panel discussion of experts exploring how Vladimir Putin has shaped his own public image, taken control of the Russian news media and marshaled public support to put Russi...Show More

Imprisoned Journalists and the Students Working to Set Them Free

56:03 | Mar 26th, 2015

Newseum Institute chief operating officer Gene Policinski hosts a panel with three University of Maryland journalism students to discuss Press Uncuffed, their new campaign to free imprisoned journalists in partnership with the Committee to Protect Jo...Show More

Fraternity Scandal at the University of Oklahoma

17:04 | Mar 11th, 2015

Newseum Institute chief operating officer Gene Policinski speaks with Katelyn Griffith, the print editor of the Oklahoma Daily, the University of Oklahoma student news operation. Griffith describes how the paper’s staff has responded to the challenge...Show More

America’s New Cyber War

45:45 | Jan 26th, 2015

A discussion with author Shane Harris on his new report on how government and industry are uniting to fight attacks on the nation in cyberspace – how the wars of the future already are being fought today.

Charlie Hebdo, Islam and Free Speech

37:34 | Jan 15th, 2015

In the wake of the the Jan. 7 Charlie Hebdo tragedy, the Newseum Institute’s Gene Policinski talks with Zainab Chaudry of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) about freedom of speech and how Islam views controversial speech and journalism...Show More

Women in Sports Media

1:33:43 | Dec 6th, 2014

The Newseum Institute, the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland presented an all-star panel of top female sports reporters discussing the evolution of their role in jou...Show More

Future Media

35:07 | Nov 13th, 2014

The Newseum’s Paul Sparrow talks about his recent article in American Journalism Review magazine on the impact of technology on the future of news gathering and consumption, in which he envisions a radically different means of reporting and consuming...Show More

Free Speech, Cartoons and the Prophet

49:31 | Nov 13th, 2014

The Newseum Institute’s Gene Policinski is joined by Jyllands-Posten cultural editor Flemming Rose for a discussion about the Danish newspaper's still-disputed decision to publish a series of cartoons satirizing the prophet Mohammed in 2005.

Delayed Honor

18:46 | Oct 30th, 2014

Journalist Eric Brazil discusses his role in an informal campaign to have the Pulitzer Prize committee take special recognition of Edward Kennedy, an Associated Press correspondent who was reprimanded and later fired for breaking a 1945  government e...Show More

Campaign finance, speech and religion issues return to U.S. Supreme Court

30:55 | Oct 2nd, 2014

The Newseum Institute’s Gene Policinski interviews First Amendment expert and author Ronald K.L. Collins on the court’s approach to current cases and in recent years.

Covering Chaos: Reporting on Protests in Ferguson, Mo.

31:31 | Aug 14th, 2014

The Newseum Institute’s Gene Policinski spoke with St. Louis Post-Dispatch photojournalist David Carson Wednesday, Aug. 13, amid the chaos in Ferguson, Mo., that saw police clash with protesters and journalists. Carson recounts his experience photogr...Show More

Practicing Journalism: The Power and Purpose of the Fourth Estate

1:09:53 | Jul 28th, 2014

The Newseum Institute’s Gene Policinski interviews authors Paul Steinle and Sara Brown about their new book — and what’s good about journalism and the people who work in it.

A Life Well-lived: John Seigenthaler

05:37 | Jul 14th, 2014

An appreciation of John Seigenthaler, founder of the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center, who died July 11 at age 86 after a multi-faceted career as a renowned local and national newspaper editor; author; host of one of public broadcasting’s l...Show More

Danger, News and the AP

25:04 | Jun 11th, 2014

A conversation June 9 with Kathleen Carroll, executive editor and senior vice president of The Associated Press, about the dangers journalists face each day around the globe, as well as reporting on national security issues in the “post-Snowden” era ...Show More

TV News in 2014

39:17 | May 23rd, 2014

A conversation with Professor-emeritus Bob Papper of Hofstra University on his most recent annual report on the state of the U.S. news broadcasting industry, based on a survey he has conducted for 20 years, in partnership with the Radio Television Di...Show More

Free Speech and the High Court

34:03 | May 16th, 2014

Prof. Ron Collins, author, lawyer and legal issues blogger, talks about recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving free speech, and an “instant book” he co-authored on the recent “McCutcheon” decision by the Court on campaign finance rules.

Journalism and National Security

27:17 | Apr 25th, 2014

A discussion with author and First Amendment expert Gabriel Schoenfeld on the proposed “Shield law” in Congress, and the issues involved in national security reporting for journalists and their sources.

When Disasters Strike

15:44 | Mar 13th, 2014

Irwin Redlener walked to work on March 12, less than 24 hours after a gas explosion leveled two buildings in New York City and killed eight people, past the blast site to his Columbia University office where he leads the National Center for Disaster ...Show More

'Good Night and Good Luck'

14:20 | Mar 13th, 2014

Edward R. Murrow closed his historic March 9, 1954, “See It Now” broadcast challenging Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) with those words. A discussion with USA TODAY’s media editor Rem Rieder explores the meaning and legacy of that program — and whether...Show More

Leave 'em Laughing

11:14 | Mar 13th, 2014

When Walter George Buehl Jr. of Delaware died on March 9 at age 80, his legacy included his family, service in the U.S. Marines, and a great sense of humor — and an obituary he wrote himself that has become an internet sensation. A conversation with ...Show More

Cheating with Nukes

50:16 | Feb 5th, 2014

AP national security reporter Robert Burns and AP Washington assistant bureau chief Wendy Benjaminson discuss Burns’s ongoing reports on the problems within the elite Air Force corps that controls the nation’s nuclear arsenal.

A New York 'shield'

19:51 | Dec 17th, 2013

Jana Winter, a reporter for FoxNews.com, discusses successfully resisting a subpoena from a Colorado court to testify about her sources in a story about the Aurora theater shooter, using New York’s stronger “shield law.”

White House Photo Fight

25:49 | Nov 25th, 2013

News media photographers at the White House challenge a policy that limits their access – and that favors the “official” photographer’s work – as an improper restraint on the workings of a free press. Kevin Goldberg, lawyer for the American Society o...Show More

The Secret Environmental Cost of US Ethanol Policy

30:34 | Nov 15th, 2013

Matt Apuzzo and Dina Cappiello, lead writers for the Associated Press, discuss the AP’s Nov. 11 special report on the hidden, dirty costs on the environment of ethanol, touted as a green energy source.

National Security v. Freedom of the Press

56:46 | Nov 6th, 2013

A conversation with The Washington Post’s Jeff Leen and Bart Gellman, led by American University’s Jane Hall on the process, perils, and results of reporting on disclosures by Edward Snowden and others of massive surveillance programs operated by the...Show More