Behind the Media w/ Dan Lothian

Behind the Media w/ Dan Lothian

Long-time veteran White House correspondent Dan Lothian discusses the news and issues taking place in the worlds of current events, sports and pop culture. Joined by fellow veteran broadcaster Jimmy Young and a wide variety of guests, this podcast provides a unique perspective on how the media operates in today's society. Behind the Media is available whereever you get your podcasts and http://www.clnsmedia.com... Show More

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April 25, 2019 13 min
Rewarding friends and punishing rivals, is Facebook using its user data as a carrot and a stick? Dan and Jimmy take a look at what might be the next controversy for Social Media giant Facebook. 0:00 Intro 1:45 The site is the destination 3:45 Its a game of favorites 6:45 Cutting off competitors and rewarding loyal customers. 9:00 What does the audience have control over? 11:00 How do you please both sides of the problem? Available ...
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April 23, 2019 17 min
It was a shocking moment with thousands watching as the famous Notre Dame Cathedral burnt down. A bastion of the Parisian city, it took 200 years to built and had withstood countless wars and conflicts. The city of lights has lost one of its brightest bulbs, and the world was covering it in kind. 0:00 Intro 1:30 Breaking news on National News and Social Media. 4:00 Numerous sources from all across the board. 7:00 The artwork was la...
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Want a good story but don’t have the time? Then listen to our short stories in this weeks’s edition of Bytes Behind the Media. 0:00 Intro 0:55 A Black Hole, seen clearly for the first time. 2:30  What is a Black Hole? 4:00 Jenna Bush Hager is now the fourth hour of Today. 5:20 Allison Mack pleaded guilty for a cult like organization. 8:00 All national morning shows are anchored by women! 9:30 Procter & Gamble challenges Social ...
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April 16, 2019 11 min
Interviews, they can be nerve-racking, frightening, and even downright biased in some cases, but what if we take the human element out of the picture? An AI or a Robot can take over, and conduct the interview. Does it sound interesting, or more of a nightmare? 0:00 Intro 1:15 All the little details, gone from the process. 3:30 The director even interviewed, with Dan no less. 5:00 2 years later, the director is still here. 6:30 A tr...
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April 15, 2019 13 min
What happens when you take a comedian and give him a “Miracle” story? You get reporters that believe the story, only to find out that it was fake all along! 0:00 Intro 1:45 The story and the punchline 3:45 A scam or a scientific breakthrough? 5:00 Used tissues is the answer… what? 7:15 The reporter chases down the story. 9:00 The problem at the route of the story. 10:30 The timetable doesn’t have time for research Available to down...
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Julian Assange has been formally arrested in the UK. Following his removal from the Ecuadorian Embassy, talks of extradition and trial were in the air. Is he a criminal, or justified for his actions? 0:00 Intro 1:30 7 Years in an Embassy 4:30 Fact finding or dirt digging? 7:00 It’s a case by case basis. 10:15 Jimmy “Loves” Public Radio 12:30 Assange isn’t the only one at fault. 15:00 The Pentagon Papers, a similar story. 17:45 Inve...
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Bringing you a short story that you can share around the water cooler, it’s time for our weekly edition of Bytes Behind the Media. 0:00 Intro 0:50 Bite sized books 2:30 Good Reads challenge 4:55 Joe Biden parody meme 6:45 Dan’s experience with Joe Biden 9:20 City news sites: Your local news. Available to download and listen to now on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/behind-media-w-dan-lothian-jimmy-young-veteran-white/id...
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April 9, 2019 11 min
What’s the best way to reach young people with news? Dan and Jimmy take a look at how stories get to the eyes of today’s youth. 0:00 Intro 1:00 Podcasting seems to be one way 3:30 A short story in a short video, with reactions and sharing 5:15 Interaction with the audience is the way forward 7:45 Young people like the story their way 10:15 If you have the following, why don’t you use it? Available to download and listen to now on i...
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April 8, 2019 12 min
Would you want to look at the complete work of a journalist? One lawmaker is proposing that there should be a way to check in on the entire work process from start to finish. Dan and Jimmy take a look at why this isn’t as good an idea as many would think. 0:00 Intro 1:15 Were journalists always hounded like they are today? 4:00 Someone can look at the raw footage/notes of the story. 5:45 He who proposed the bill, immediately announ...
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Seems that we are building a wall between us all through social media, and we don’t mind it. Is there an easy way around it, or are we just going to be divided forever? 0:00 Intro 1:00 The word Media creates feelings of anger 3:30 The comments we leave behind 5:15 We seem to be a little trapped in our ways, or in our phones. 7:15 70% of people admit to being on Social Media during the day, 82% say it’s a waste of time. 9:30 What is...
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April 4, 2019 13 min
Need a good story but don’t have the time? Then listen to our short Bytes Behind the Media to catch up on some short stories to share with the folks at the water cooler. 0:00 Intro 0:50 Google bringing news to underserved communities. 4:40 McDonald’s Breakfast hard as a rock. 7:15 Limiting the hate on Facebook 10:30 Making sense of the Smolett case Available to download and listen to now on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podca...
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April 2, 2019 8 min
With mass shootings and murder becoming a regular feature in the news, how can we stop the fallout of those that are committing suicide from these depressing stories? 0:00 Intro 1:00 A conversation that still continues 2:45 It use to be that you didn’t report on it 4:50 Sensitivity is the key in these stories 6:40 It’s more than one single issue 8:30 Call 1-800-273-8255, the International Suicide Prevention Hotline Available to dow...
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From the Gas station to the comfort of your couch, the news is consumed on a daily basis in numerous locations. Dan and Jimmy discuss a recent survey that asks what is the most visited place that news is observed. 0:00 Intro 2:30 Watching the News in many forms 4:00 Local News has it all 6:15 Weather is hard to predict, but harder to be right. 8:00 TV still leads, but Digital continues to grow. 10:00 It’s all about the local commun...
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March 29, 2019 17 min
1 Year, 10 Months and 7 long days of coverage of the special report from special council Robert Mueller, and we finally get to read it. And now news organizations will be reading over 300 pages looking for anything of interest to report. Dana and Jimmy take a look at this reporting and ask if it’s of any interest anymore. 0:00 Intro 1:30 Innocent until proven guilty, or guilty until proven innocent? 4:00 Lots if fact checking is ne...
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In this week’s edition of Bytes Behind the Media, we tackle some short stories that we thought were too good to pass up for the week. 0:00 Intro 1:00 Filming while driving at 105MPH 3:10 Jeff Bezos takes on the National Inquirer 5:00 Talk about sending a package 7:00 Three Billboards in real life.  9:00 Ratings on shows about the rich are up Available to download and listen to now on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/behi...
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Digging up an old clip from a segment from the 1990s might show more than you think. We were different people back then, from our hairstyles to what we wore, and how we acted while on camera. Dan and Jimmy take a look at a clip that Katie Couric recently dug up of her and Bryant Gumbel. 0:00 Intro 1:30 What were they thinking? 3:00 Is this a new trend or pattern of looking to the past? 5:00 It was an uncomfortable conversation abou...
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March 25, 2019 13 min
For years, we’ve been told that AI taking over would be the end of us all. It’s been the plot of a few movies, but apparently one article says that it’s not as scary as some might think. 0:00 Intro 1:30 Is Artificial Intelligence a good or bad thing? 4:15 A new study on automation and AI. 7:15 It helps make news delivery more efficient 9:00 You put the data in and the algorithm learns from it 12:00 Can an AI be objectionable? Avail...
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March 23, 2019 14 min
Is elitism ruining Journalism? Is it a special club that only a few can join if they make the right choices? Dan and Jimmy take a look back at the way it all starts, and tries to answer the question. 0:00 Intro 1:15 Are Journalists elitist? 3:10 Are there certain schools to go to if you want to become a Journalist? 5:30 Jimmy talks about his student’s success. 7:00 Does limiting diversity in the school limits them in the newsroom? ...
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Reporting on a disaster is never easy, and when it comes to a mass shooting it gets even harder. You want to let the public know the details, but what information is acceptable to share? In this special episode of Behind the Media, Dan talks about the the efforts of reporters in New Zealand and abroad, as well as the different ways this story is being shown across the world. Our hearts at Behind the Media go out to those affected b...
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March 14, 2019 12 min
Want a short story? Then you're in luck! It’s time for our weekly edition of Bytes Behind the Media! 0:00 Intro 0:40 PBS is heading out west 3:20 How far someone is willing to go to get the money shot. 4:45 Jimmy broadens his horizons on R Kelly. 8:00 Interviews: The good and The bad. Available to download and listen to now on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/behind-media-w-dan-lothian-jimmy-young-veteran-white/id127...
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