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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. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

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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. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

    Talking Wordle's future with Jonathan Knight, head of games at The New York Times

    Talking Wordle's future with Jonathan Knight, head of games at The New York Times

    What is The New York Times' vision for Wordle and how does the viral hit game fit into the news outlet's broader strategy? Brian Stelter talks about that and more with Jonathan Knight, a senior vice president at The Times. Knight discusses the meteoric rise of the game; why The Times moved quickly to acquire it; and upcoming updates that will protect users' streaks and stats. Games are "intended to give people a bit of a break from the news, which can be a tough read," Knight says. To work on a product that "contributes to the independent journalism that's so important at The New York Times is super rewarding," he adds.

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    • 35 min
    Why newsrooms are adding 'democracy beat' reporters and ringing alarm bells about threats

    Why newsrooms are adding 'democracy beat' reporters and ringing alarm bells about threats

    Top Associated Press editor Julie Pace joins Brian Stelter to discuss. Plus: Danielle Belton, John Harwood, Robby Soave, Brian Fung, and more. Amy Doyle shares memories of her father Mark Shields, the longtime PBS and CNN analyst who died at age 85. Ibram X. Kendi addresses the media's coverage of race education. And Kaya Yurieff explains why "everyone wants to be TikTok."

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    • 38 min
    Prison inmate turned journalist Keri Blakinger shares her unique insights from the criminal justice beat

    Prison inmate turned journalist Keri Blakinger shares her unique insights from the criminal justice beat

    Keri Blakinger's reporting for The Marshall Project focuses on prisons and jails. Her new memoir, "Corrections in Ink," shares her personal experience with the criminal justice system, from her arrest for heroin possession to her two years behind bars. Blakinger tells Brian Stelter how she created a journalism career by accepting the "darkest parts of her past" and how being a former inmate impacts her storytelling. She also critiques how other news outlets cover America's prison system.

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    • 32 min
    Jan. 6 hearings showcase a huge split in American media

    Jan. 6 hearings showcase a huge split in American media

    Brian Stelter analyzes Fox's decision not to air the prime-time hearings live and talks with Shelby Talcott and Garrett Graff. Plus, filmmaker Nick Quested on his newly published video of the Capitol riot; former Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer on growing complaints about Biden's media strategy; and a discussion of the Washington Post's Twitter feuding with Oliver Darcy and Mara Schiavocampo.



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    • 38 min
    Evgenia Kara-Murza on her husband's arrest in Russia and their fight against Putin's "propaganda machine"

    Evgenia Kara-Murza on her husband's arrest in Russia and their fight against Putin's "propaganda machine"

    Vladimir Kara-Murza, a Russian opposition politician and Washington Post contributing columnist, has been detained since April. His wife Evgenia is advocating for Vladimir and other activists and journalists who have been swept up amid Russia's crackdown on dissent. She tells Brian Stelter that "Russia can be different" and "we need to make it harder for those who would try to be silent about it." 

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    • 33 min
    Woodward and Bernstein share Watergate journalism lessons and preview the January 6 hearings

    Woodward and Bernstein share Watergate journalism lessons and preview the January 6 hearings

    Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward reflect on their bond 50 years after the Watergate story began. Plus, Biden senior adviser Gene Sperling explains the administration's media blitz about the economy; San Antonio Express-News executive editor Nora Lopez says officials are stonewalling the press in Uvalde; and Brian Stelter reports on CNN setting a higher standard for "breaking news."

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    • 44 min

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midwestBlue ,

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re-enact the ban on assault weapons period. look at what other countries such as New Zealand did right after a mass shooting. they banned assault weapons and to-date no more mass shootings. there are more countries, do your research and you will see the facts that the US is way out there on gun deaths over all other countries in the world. sometimes i wish we lost the revolutionary war because then we would reflect British standards or Canadian and both of those countries are mature countries and the US is a juvenile country. minority rule needs to go as well. get rid of electoral college which will get rid of gerrymandering and that way, each person’s vote is equally important, one person, one vote, majority wins. currently and for quite some time in our system the minority is ruling over those of us in the majority of many issues.

Ddjmal ,

This guy is terrible

I do not understand why cnn employs him is hilarious

Htylvr ,

Complete Joke

This guy doesn’t know what journalism is. He spews nonsense in his annoying voice and expects to be taken seriously.

So many of the stories he pushed turned out to be proven false, yet he continues. Complete waste of time.

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