- Newsmaker: Napster Cuts Deal With Recording Giant - Napster, the company that allows fans to swap music over the Internet for free, has stunned the recording industry again by making a deal with the conglomerate that owns BMG, one of the record companies that sued Napster for big money. Howard King represented Metallica and Dr. Dre in their independent suits against Napster. He talks about the deal's affect on record labels, musicans, fans and piracy.
- Reporter's Notebook: More Negative Coverage for Gore than Bush - The national press corps supposedly leans left, but a recent study shows that political news, even on the Internet, was overwhelmingly negative. Oddly, Gore got far more negative coverage than Bush. Amy Mitchell, associate director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, explains why and speculates on what the study's results mean for educating future voters?
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After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
Autocracy, Theocracy and… paperwork Last month in Berlin, Warren visited the archives of Stasi, the Communist secret police of East Germany. He learned that paperwork was almost as important to oppressive control as maintaining a climate of fear. Then he heard Rukmini Callamachi’s podcast, “Caliphate,” about gathering records from ISIS. The result is a riveting conversation between Callamachi and Dagmar Hovestadt, spokesperson for the Stasi Museum.
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