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Podcast of Day 2 of Trinity College Long Room Hub conference in Dublin, Nov. 7, 2017, “Factions, Fears, and Fake News.” I’m in the 2nd panel.

Podcast of Day 1 of Trinity College Long Room Hub conference in Dublin, Nov. 6, 2017 “Behind the Headlines:  Freedom of Speech, Where Journalism and the Law Collide,”

“Democracy, Populism and Fake News in the Age of Trump,” lecture at Stony Brook University, November 1, 2017:

On Jon Stewart (Salon), Aug. 6, 2015,

“Todd Gitlin Visits Alma Mater,” Bronx High School of Science Observatory, June 3, 2014

Here I am in the lair of “Fox and Friends,” on the occasion of the e-book publication of Occupy Nation, fending off fierce and ignorant attacks.

Here’s a video of a talk I gave at Occupy Boston, Nov. 5, 2011:  Todd Gitlin at Occupy Boston 11:5:11

Here’s an interview with C-SPAN’s Book TV on Occupy Nation, aired July 15, 2012

Here, at 4:14, is an interview with China’s CCTV, Oct. 28, 2012, on Occupy, Obama, economic policy.

Here’s an interview with Thorne Dreyer of Rag Radio, July 19, 2013, on the travails of the left.


I gave three lectures on media, revolutions, and democracy, as a Distinguished Visiting Professor, at the American University in Cairo between March 23 and 29.  Video of lecture 2, on the incomprehension and comprehension of revolutions from the French through the Russian and the Egyptian, is here.  Audio of lecture 3, on WikiLeaks, Facebook, Twitter, al-Jazeera, and other media in the contemporary revolution, is here and the full video experience is on YouTube, here.  Coverage of the second lecture in Daily News Egypt is here.

Audio of “Journalism and the Age of Lead,” a lecture at the American Academy of Berlin (where I was Bosch Fellow in Public Policy), May 4, 2011, is here.

Here’s a report on my McClanahan lecture to the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Iowa, April 4, 2013.  The reporter understandably accents the chastening motif, though my chastening is coupled with an attempt to inspire young journalists to take up the mission of connecting dots & thereby help make up for the shortfalls in our awful politics.


I lectured on WikiLeaks and the new global journalism Wednesday, March 16, at the Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, Honolulu.  Link coming soon.  The redoubtable Beth-Ann Kozlovich of Hawaii Public Radio wrote up our interview in the Hawaii Independent, here.


Liel Leibovitz and I were on Brian Lehrer’s show on WNYC Friday morning, Sept. 24, 2010, talking about our book, The Chosen Peoples:  America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election. Also on KQED Forum in San Francisco, Dec. 1, 2011.  Also on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Here on Earth,” May 24, 2011, with bonus audio clips from a Newt Gingrich video (thanks to the “Here on Earth” folks!).

We podcast on the book here.

For reviews, see The Chosen Peoples site.

An interview with Ha’aretz is here.

An interview with Mary Borkowski of The New Inquiry is here.

Audio of a talk about the book at Georgetown is here.


Texts of Selected Recent Lectures

A talk about the left sponsored by Platypus at NYU, April 27, 2012

A Surfeit of Crises: Circulation, Revenue, Attention, Authority, and Deference,” Keynote Address, University of Westminster, London, conference on “Journalism in Crisis,” May 19, 2009

“Two Crises in Journalism,” inaugural lecture, Journalism School, Sciences Po, Paris, Sept. 4, 2008

“The Language of Torturers: The Pentagon Papers, Then And Now,” panel discussion, New York Theater Workshop, March 3, 2010, audio recording accessible at






Selected Recent Media

Letter to the President [on WikiLeaks],  “On the Media,” Dec. 19, 2010


A rejoinder to the glib David Brooks, “How the Tea Party is Not Like the New Left,” NYT Letters to the Editor, March 6, 2010

On right-wing objections to “Avatar”:  KPFK, Los Angeles, Jan. 4, 2010


Woodstock the Brand:  Still Moving Merchandise,” NPR Morning Edition, Aug, 14, 2009

“Walter Cronkite and the Way the News Is Now,” PBS NewsHour, July 20, 2009

“National Security and the Democratic Party,” a debate with Peter Beinart, June 5, 2006