On the Media

The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, cast a skeptical eye on media coverage of the week’s big stories and unravel hidden political narratives in everything we read, watch and hear. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios

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No Notoriety


The details are different but the story is the same. A mass shooting, scores of people dead, another nation traumatised. Although in the aftermath of the events in New Zealand last week there is a wrinkle. In her first speech to parliament since the rampage Jacinda Adhern, Prime Minister of New Zealand declared that she will never speak the killer's name and she asked the press and others to follow suit.Adhern said the shooter would get not get notoriety, perhaps a nod to the group “no notoriety” started by Tom Teves and his wife Caren. The Teves lost their son in the 2012 shooting rampage in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater and later formed the group to beseech news outlets not to turn mass killers into media icons. Bob spoke to Tom back in 2015 as jury selection was beginning for the trial of his son’s killer.


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 2019-03-19  8m