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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.

  • National Parks Traveler editor-in-chief Keith Repanshek shares news from America’s treasured places

    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 ParShow moreks Service system, noting that “politics greatly intrude on efforts to cover the parks.” Climate change is also an urgent part of the parks story, he says: From Cape Cod to the Grand Canyon, “just about everywhere you look in the national park system, there is a climate change story.”

  • Malcolm Turnbull, the former Australian prime minister, on the Murdochs and the ‘market for crazy’

    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.”

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

    “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 to iShow moremprove how they represent the communities they cover?

  • Claire McNear on the importance of “Jeopardy!” and the future of the franchise

    Claire McNear, author of the definitive “Jeopardy!” book, “Answers in the Form of Questions,” talks with Brian Stelter about the impact of Alex Trebek’s death, the search for a new host, and the views of the “contestant community.” McNear says the guest hosting slots may not be “tryouts,” per se, and reveals the secrecy that has surrounded the guest hosting process. She also previews some surprises that might be in store later this spring.

  • Three months in: CNN media team roundtable about 2021’s biggest stories so far

    Brian Stelter debriefs on the first three months of 2021 with CNN senior media editor An Phung and media reporters Kerry Flynn and Oliver Darcy. From major newsroom leader resignations, to the “personalization” of journalism, to defamation lawsuits, they identify and digest the biggest themes in the media business and share their predictions for the coming months.

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