Recent show highlights 

  • How Substack is reshaping the media landscape_00045428.png

    How Substack is reshaping the media landscape

    Chris Best, the CEO of Substack, talks with Brian Stelter about the growth of paid newsletters; the goals of his startup; and his approach toward thorny content moderation questions. Best says "the best way to improve what's out there" is to "create spaces where great stuff is rewarded."
  • How the media should make sense of DC's budget battles_00040609.png

    How the media should make sense of DC's budget battles

    If you're confused by the legislative chaos on Capitol Hill, Brian Stelter says, you're not alone. He talks with two writers about how to demystify the subject. Catherine Rampell says the coverage should focus less on the spending amounts and more on "what's actually in the bill." Josh Marshall says reporters shouldn't give "Republican misbehavior" a pass.
  • Nikole Hannah-Jones on the meaning of 'Banned Book Week'_00005314.png

    Nikole Hannah-Jones on the meaning of 'Banned Book Week'

    With some school boards taking actions against the 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones reacts to right-wing commentators who seem to want her "cancelled." She says "the fact that we're all talking about this fake controversy called critical race theory really speaks to how successful the public propaganda campaign has been."
  • Brian Stelter warns: 'There is a gathering storm'_00000000.png

    Brian Stelter warns: 'There is a gathering storm'

    Donald Trump's lies about the last election also pose threats to future elections, but some news outlets are not taking this "gathering storm" seriously enough, Brian Stelter says. He says "a slide toward autocracy should merit some airtime" and shares some examples from pro-Trump TV networks.
  • Historian: Right-wing media is 'safe space for the Big Lie'_00042823.png

    Historian: Right-wing media is 'safe space for the Big Lie'

    In America's two-party system, "one party is lining up against democracy," Timothy Snyder says. And "right-wing media, with a few honorable exceptions, is one giant safe space for the Big Lie." He says the press corps should "make democracy the story."

 

  • Brian Stelter

    Chief Media Correspondent and Anchor of Reliable Sources
    Brian Stelter is the chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of Reliable Sources, which examines the week's top media stories every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET on CNN/U.S. Stelter reports for CNN Media, and writes a nightly e-newsletter.