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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.

    Substack CEO Chris Best on the past, present and future of newsletters and digital subscription models

    Substack CEO Chris Best on the past, present and future of newsletters and digital subscription models

    Chris Best co-founded Substack in 2017. Now the company is powering thousands of newsletters and turning some writers into millionaires. Brian Stelter interviews Best about Substack's business model; the accompanying controversies; and the future of digital subscriptions. The goal, he says, is to"return control into the hands of readers and writers themselves," to "design systems and create spaces where great stuff is rewarded."

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    • 40 min
    September 19, 2021: 'Lie, rinse, and repeat' is GOP media's specialty; new revelations from 'Peril;' will Facebook Files revelations spur any real change?

    September 19, 2021: 'Lie, rinse, and repeat' is GOP media's specialty; new revelations from 'Peril;' will Facebook Files revelations spur any real change?

    Plus... why the phrase 'do your own research' is hurting America's Covid response; the rise of 'digital detectives' during missing persons cases; did the media overreact to 'Justice for J6' rally? Rep. Adam Smith, Mary Trump, Renee DiResta and Yael Eisenstat, Evan Osnos, and David Zurawik join Brian Stelter.

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    • 42 min
    Brian Lowry and Sandra Gonzalez on the new TV season and the benefits of streaming

    Brian Lowry and Sandra Gonzalez on the new TV season and the benefits of streaming

    Does fall TV "premiere week" still exist and if so, how much does it matter? Are the streaming services squeezing out old-school outlets and are the broadcast networks merely "managing decline?" Brian Stelter talks with two of CNN's entertainment experts: reporter Sandra Gonzalez and critic Brian Lowry. Gonzalez describes what she calls the "This is Us" test. Plus, a preview of Sunday’s Emmy Awards!

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    • 27 min
    September 12, 2021: A trillion-dollar problem; The 'Big Lie' and the California recall; David Leonhardt on the Delta variant dilemma

    September 12, 2021: A trillion-dollar problem; The 'Big Lie' and the California recall; David Leonhardt on the Delta variant dilemma

    Plus... Will Bunch says the press saw Afghanistan as a chance to "pounce" on Biden; Trump's new fantasy about last year's election; new innovations in investigative reporting; and more. David Leonhardt, April Ryan, Will Bunch, Jean Guerrero, Emily Ramshaw, Evan Hill and Nadine Ajaka join Brian Stelter.

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    • 38 min
    You're the new owner of a local newspaper. Now what do you do?

    You're the new owner of a local newspaper. Now what do you do?

    Publishing chains like Gannett are selling off some of their smaller papers to truly local owners. Brian Stelter speaks with two beneficiaries of this trend: Jennifer Allen, the new owner of the Hot Springs Village Voice in Arkansas, and Carol Wyatt, the returning editor of two local papers in Florida, the Holmes County Times-Advertiser and the Washington County News. Wyatt talks about rebuilding the papers by returning "to covering the local issues." She says "we are the scrapbooks of our community; we are the keeper of milestones... Even something as simple as publishing the school district's honor roll plays a part in why the community looks to their local paper." She and Allen discuss the advantages, challenges and "growing pains" they've experienced in transitioning back to "hyperlocal" ownership.

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    • 25 min
    September 5, 2021: VOA journalists in Afghanistan fear 'they will be left behind, they will be forgotten'; evaluating 9/11 coverage 20 years later

    September 5, 2021: VOA journalists in Afghanistan fear 'they will be left behind, they will be forgotten'; evaluating 9/11 coverage 20 years later

    Plus... Julie Pace on her vision for the future of The Associated Press; how Rep. Nunes is using the courts to bully press; Ken Burns on Muhammad Ali's enduring legacy, and the dangers of partisan echo chambers. Ayesha Tanzeem, Leonard Pitts, Jr., Spencer Ackerman, Michael Daly, Laura Edelson, Liz Mair, David Folkenflik, Julie Pace and Ken Burns join John Avlon.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

FeeFeeWatts ,

Let them finish

I like the Point of View of the media looking back at the media. But for gods sake man let the guests finish! I get that talking heads can get long winded and you have to keep the show flowing but sometimes he will just talk over them until they stop. It comes off as rude.

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Reliable?

How do you come up with the title for this? Don the lemon must have helped

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