Tricky

15 EpisodesProduced by Journalism + Design

Disentangling journalism’s messiest problems. Heather Chaplin and Emily Bell tap the biggest brains in the business and beyond to tease out where we go from here. From the Journalism and Design program at The New School.

15 Episodes | 2018

Platforms & Publishers (Name A More Dysfunctional Duo)

November 30th, 2018

45:30

Writer and journalism professor Anjali Khosla joins Heather and Emily to talk about how we got this fraught relationship between tech platforms and news publishers. They cover the latest Facebook bombshell(s), Jonah …

The Jam-Packed Post-Election ‘What Does It All Mean?’ Special

November 16th, 2018

59:37

Emily and Heather discuss the fallout from the White House sharing a doctored video of Jim Acosta's heated exchange with President Trump. They then listen to local reporters from around the country share lessons they …

Justice for Jamal Khashoggi

November 2nd, 2018

46:21

Journalist Mehdi Hasan joins Heather and Emily to discuss Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder and explore what its coverage says about the …

Season Two Starts Next Week

October 24th, 2018

2:27

Emily and Heather are back with a new season of Tricky! Starting Nov. 2, we'll unbox the news of the week and untangle the knottiest problems facing journalism. New episodes every other Friday.

What Are Journalists For?

June 26th, 2018

40:39

On the finale of the first season of Tricky, Emily and Heather are joined by media critic and NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen to discuss the journalism that exposed the Trump administration's atrocities at the border …

Credibility Ratings Dive

June 1st, 2018

40:20

How many fact-checking organizations does it take to change the proverbial fake news lightbulb? Elon Musk thinks we need at least one more. But maybe …

The Unraveling of Univision

May 18th, 2018

45:24

Heather and Emily are joined by David Uberti of Splinter News, one of the authors of “Univision is a Fucking Mess” about his employer. But, seeking silver linings wherever they go, they also talk with Almudena Toral …

A Bonfire of Hot Takes

May 4th, 2018

42:19

Emily and Heather consider what place opinion journalism has in public discourse today. With Jeet Heer of The New Republic, and Katie Kingsbury of the New York Times, the two ask: Is intellectual diversity possible? …

Infocalypse Preppers

April 20th, 2018

53:55

Heather and Emily hunker down in the journalistic equivalent of a nuclear bunker with Storyful’s Mandy Jenkins and design technologist Rick Barraza …

What’s in the Sinclair Broadcasting box?

April 6th, 2018

58:12

A perverted sex act in a company-owned Mercedes, and a shriveled local media ecosystem. Heather and Emily are joined by Washington Post media critic …

Propaganda and pink hair

March 23rd, 2018

59:44

Heather Chaplin and Emily Bell talk to Jason Stanley, professor of philosophy at Yale, about misinformation, conspiracy theories, and how journalism can survive in systems flooded with propaganda, with tips on tackling …

Don't read the comments

March 14th, 2018

45:57

In this episode of Tricky, Heather and Emily talk to Sarah L. Roberts, the woman who coined the term “commercial content moderation,” about how elements of online discourse are governed by outsourced and unseen low-paid …

Facebook is broken. Should we hop on the Blockchain?

February 26th, 2018

1:01:17

Facebook’s 35 mentions in the 37-page indictment of 13 Russian nationals solidified the social network’s position at the center of our current …

"Attentional Serfdom"

February 13th, 2018

1:05:54

 

 

In the inaugural episode of Tricky, Emily Bell and Heather Chaplin look at perhaps the greatest challenge facing journalism today: the fight to capture your attention.

Journalism may be a pillar of democracy, but …

Coming Soon: Tricky. A show about the shape of the future of journalism

February 9th, 2018

2:51

Disentangling journalism’s knottiest problems. Heather Chaplin and Emily Bell call on leading thinkers, doers, writers, and designers to tease out where we go from here. From the Journalism and Design program at The New …

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