News In Context

Series produced by Gina Baleria

Caption: Logo: News In Context, Credit: Joyce Cheng
Image by: Joyce Cheng 
Logo: News In Context 

A weekly podcast focused on discussing the issues that impact how information is delivered, how we consume it, and how that affects our interactions with each other.

A weekly podcast focused on discussing the issues that impact how information is delivered, how we consume it, and how that affects our interactions with each other.


49 Pieces

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In this episode, we take a deeper look at California’s fire outlook in 2021 and moving forward. Over the past few years, massive wildfires tore ac...

  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we discuss the current state of California’s climate - how it’s changed in recent years, and what we face in 2021, including a sig...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
Caption: headshot: Laura Specker Sullivan
In this episode, we explore the role and power of language - words and phrases - in how we discuss the issues that affect us and that drive our new...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
Caption: Letha Ch'ien, Ph.D.
In this episode, we explore how the imagery and visuals that are infused into racist and misogynistic tropes today can be traced to classical works...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we explore the current state of news, and how the way news is presented in the U.S. has shifted during the pandemic, including a g...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we explore how Asian Americans are framed in mainstream news and media, and how that framing informs our understanding and discour...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we explore how journalists experience trauma and manage - or fail to manage - the stressors that are inherent to the job. My guest...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
Caption: Logo: La Casa de las Madres
In this episode, we discuss domestic violence – an issue that affects one third of women and teen girls in the U.S. As the COVID-19 pandemic has le...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Headshot: Danny O'Brien
In this episode, we explore issues of free expression, privacy, and the roles of corporate and government entities in moderating social media conte...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dave Kaplan
In this episode, we explore how to inform publics through a nonprofit journalism model, and the importance of bringing journalists together and sup...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
Caption: Headshot: Keith Woods
In this episode, we explore how unconscious bias has influenced news coverage - by defaulting to favor mainstream society and failing to adequately...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Headshot: Glenn Kessler
In this episode, we talk with Glenn Kessler, editor… and chief writer of the Washington Post Fact Checker… and credited with doing the first offici...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2020
  • Length: 29:30
Caption: Elana Newman, PhD
In this episode we explore how trauma and stress impact journalists, as well as an evolving sensibility among those who practice journalism that se...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2020
  • Length: 29:30
Caption: Headshot: Steve Bien-Aime
In this episode, we explore the journalistic norms that have driven the profession, and why evolving those norms could lead to stronger coverage of...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2020
  • Length: 29:30
Caption: Logo: News In Context, Credit: Joyce Cheng
Welcome to News in Context. I’m Gina Baleria. In this episode, we take a closer look at journalism – in particular how news outlets covered the 20...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2020
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we talk with four college students from and/or attending school in the Bay Area - all of them taking classes right now online. Th...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2020
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we talk with four college students from and/or attending school in the Bay Area - all of them taking classes right now online.

  • Added: Oct 23, 2020
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we talk with John Wood, Jr., national ambassador for Braver Angels, an organization also working to build relationships across the...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2020
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we take a closer look at the response among many in the medical and public health communities to the president’s handling of the C...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2020
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we seek to make sense of the recent New York Times articles about the President’s tax returns. We also explore the U.S. tax system...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2020
  • Length: 29:30