July 31, 2012 There is one gold medal America wins without fail, every four years. It's for the sport of complaining about NBC's tape-delayed coverage of the Olympic Games. Will Americans ever be happy with an Olympics that's not on American soil?
July 31, 2012 When you spend hours on end at a media center, even if it's on an assignment as terrific as the Summer Olympics, the refreshments can get to be, well, familiar. But Innocent juices are a welcome sight in the media center.
July 31, 2012 The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., found itself in court when it tried to protect the anonymity of a reader who posted a snarky, and possibly defamatory, comment. The paper says it had an obligation to protect her identity, but there's growing pressure on news sites to reconsider the practice of allowing anonymous comments.
July 31, 2012 Science writer Jonah Lehrer has resigned his post at The New Yorker after another reporter revealed he'd made up some of the Bob Dylan quotes in his latest book. NPR's Neda Ulaby looks at how the fake quotes were discovered and why Lehrer became a star at such a young age.
July 31, 2012 The London 2012 Games have been touted as the first Olympics to live fully in the age of social media. But a rash of scandals related to Twitter has put a new mark on the face of the London Games. The stories range from a journalist's suspended account to a tweeting teen who has been arrested.
July 31, 2012 Stories that caught our eye this morning include a ratings coup for NBC, progress for Venus Williams, and a 33-megapixel broadcast of the opening ceremony.
July 31, 2012 Guy Adams of The Independent was among many contributing to the #NBCFail trending topic. Twitter suspended his account after he posted an NBC executive's email address. Adams says he didn't post private information, just something that was already public.
July 28, 2012 The London Olympics are in full swing, after an opening ceremony Friday that was chock-full of historic and cultural imagery drawn from Britain's past. Critics are gushing over Queen Elizabeth's role in the spectacle — along with James Bond. But there is room for debate — especially among viewers here in the U.S.
July 27, 2012 The cable news network needs new thinking, he says. It has seen its ratings slump.
July 26, 2012 The outside lobbying firm, which has deep GOP roots, has been hired as some House Republicans seek to make deep funding cuts to public broadcasting. NPR says no federal funds are being used to pay for the lobbying.
July 24, 2012 If you love to watch the Olympics, this is your year: NBC is pumping out more than 5,500 hours of video to your TV and digital devices. But how do you go about watching online, or on your phone or tablet? Here's a guide to the offerings, and how you can access them.