More than 100 newsrooms are using the Washington Post's massive database to cover the opioid crisis in a new way
The Washington Post has opened up an enormous DEA database that charts the course of every pain pill in the country through 2012. The Post's investigations editor Jeff Leen says more than 100 local news outlets have conducted reporting using the information. Brian Stelter talks with Leen about this cooperative approach; what the data reveals; and what stories still need to be told about the opioid epidemic.
Democrats are losing the messaging war to Trump; 'She Said' authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey share secrets from Weinstein investigation; Krystal Ball fires back at Rush Limbaugh; CNN's Jim Sciutto talks Russian spy scoop; Barry Glassner on how the med
September 15, 2019: Alexandra Rojas, Dahlia Lithwick, Susan Glasser, Jim Sciutto, Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Krystal Ball and Barry Glassner join Brian Stelter.
Covering Climate Now: 250+ news outlets pledge a week's worth of focused climate crisis coverage
Kyle Pope, the editor of Columbia Journalism Review, tells Brian Stelter about the Covering Climate Now coalition, which CJR is spearheading with The Nation. Pope says that about 250 news outlets around the world have committed to a week's worth of focused climate change coverage in the run-up to the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23. He says it "could end up being the most extensive effort ever to sort of organize the world's press around a single topic." Pope and Stelter discuss strides made in the news media in tackling the topic; the critical role of local meteorologists; and a "generational divide in the way people consume this news."
Watch out for language that legitimizes Trump's lies; a long week of White House misinformation; Steve Kroft reflects on 30 years of '60 Minutes'; new book 'Audience of One' examines Trump and TV; how online harassment threatens press freedom; the slow de
September 8, 2019: Steve Kroft, James Poniewozik, Julie Roginsky, Bianna Golodryga, Joan Walsh and Courtney Radsch join Brian Stelter.
James Poniewozik talks "Audience of One" and Trump's relationship with TV
New York Times chief TV critic James Poniewozik's new book traces how Trump evolved from a "TV character" to president at the same time that TV went from a broadcast to a niche medium. "Audience of One" argues that Trump's ascent "happened because of TV. It happened through TV." Poniewozik and Brian Stelter discuss Trump's reality TV roots, the American antihero, "the gorilla channel" that wasn't, the "Reliable Sources" cameo in "Audience," and more.