February 9, 2013 The hype surrounding major storms follows a predictable pattern — plenty of buildup and panic before it peaks, plateaus and peters out. Could this kind of hype cycle have consequences for storm victims?
February 8, 2013 The Weather Channel has granted itself naming rights for winter storms, calling the current nor'easter Nemo. While many meteorologists gripe that it's just a marketing gimmick, others think it might help people focus on severe weather and plan accordingly.
February 4, 2013 The blackout during the third quarter of last night's Super Bowl was the one spontaneous event of the whole evening, and the one thing that brought out the best in social media.
February 4, 2013 The game had drama — including a 108-yard kickoff return and a last-minute drive that almost changed the outcome. But the Ravens' 34-31 win over the 49ers will also be remembered as the night the lights went out in the Superdome. Did the outage make it a better Super Bowl?
January 31, 2013 When protests broke out across North Africa and the Middle East, NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin followed the events in real time online. In his book Distant Witness, Carvin explains how he cultivated social media sources into a new form of journalism where people on the ground controlled the news.
January 29, 2013 Hughes, 29, is the publisher of the 98-year-old magazine. He's facing the same challenges other print media owners do: how to marry in-depth news articles with screens that seem to be getting smaller and smaller. Hughes tells Steve Inskeep it's a task he's prepared to tackle.
January 28, 2013 On the night of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., a woman attending a prayer vigil knelt and prayed. A photographer took her picture, and it was widely distributed. Now the two of them reflect on how a private moment became public.
January 25, 2013 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has not been seen for weeks. He's reportedly in Cuba, undergoing treatment. El Pais thought it had a "global exclusive." But the photo of a man surrounded by doctors and with a breathing tube going down his throat was of someone else.