Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter


Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

  1. 1.
    March 7, 2021: All roads lead to the Murdochs; royal correspondent defends negative Meghan Markle coverage; Iowa reporter faces trial after covering BLM protest
  2. 2.
    The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal on ending the COVID Tracking Project, and what that says about the federal response to the pandemic
  3. 3.
    February 28, 2020: What CPAC revealed about the state of right-wing media; inside the NYT's diversity report; Stelter says 'don't get distracted'
  4. 4.
    Marty Baron reflects on his tenure at The Washington Post — and what's next for journalism
  5. 5.
    February 21, 2021: How fact-checking is changing in a post-Trump world; why hysterical headlines hurt the Covid vaccine rollout; will countries link arms and make Facebook pay for news?
  6. 6.
    Steven Waldman on Facebook’s fight in Australia, Alden’s takeover of Tribune, and how philanthropy could help fix the local news crisis
  7. 7.
    February 14, 2021: The future of MAGA media after Trump's acquittal; Rep. Sara Jacobs on extremism, 'conflict entrepreneurs' and the need for a 'truth commission'
  8. 8.
    Valentine's Day edition: Jamie Stelter turns the mic on Brian
  1. 9.
    February 7, 2021: One-on-one with White House press secretary Jen Psaki; 'consequence culture' comes for Lou Dobbs; Zeynep Tufekci on why everyone should stop 'doomscrolling'
  2. 10.
    Jonathan Swan on 'Trump's Last Stand,' the need to 'capture history' and the importance of leaks
  3. 11.
    January 31, 2021: Nick Kristof on Fox and extremism; left-wing media pressuring Biden to keep his promises; the right and wrong ways to cover Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
  4. 12.
    Rick Davis, CNN's retiring head of news standards and practices, reflects on his 40 years with the network
  5. 13.
    January 24, 2021: Three former press secretaries share insights; Trump's final favor to a Fox News star; is Biden making the news boring again?
  6. 14.
    Ron Brownstein: 'Demographic eclipse' explains this era's political chaos and undergirds the Fox Business business model of 'victimhood'
  7. 15.
    January 17, 2021: Maggie Haberman on the final chapter of Trump's presidency; Biden's White House will begin press briefings on Inauguration Day; protecting the press amid unrest in America
  8. 16.
    Sara Sidner on covering the Covid-19 'war zone' in California, and the moment her rage turned to tears on live TV
  9. 17.
    January 10, 2021: The lies that led up to the riot; a 'mass delusion event;' hear the moment the mob turned on a CNN crew
  10. 18.
    Elle Reeve recounts the Capitol riot and her interviews with Trump supporters who were radicalized on the internet
  11. 19.
    January 3, 2020: How to cover a coup attempt; apocalyptic rhetoric in the Senate runoff ad war; Dan Abrams on possible defamation suits against right-wing media
  12. 20.
    December 27, 2020: Four CNN reporters reflect on Trump White House coverage; Jake Tapper and Daniel Dale's evaluation; will the media tune out Trump when Biden takes office?
  13. 21.
    The media in 2021: CNN media reporters look ahead to the biggest stories of next year
  14. 22.
    December 20, 2020: The radicalizing power of right-wing media networks; Washington Post editor shares growth plans and post-Trump vision
  15. 23.
    The media in 2020: How a stay-at-home year changed the news and entertainment landscape
  16. 24.
    December 13, 2020: How Biden deniers are being misled by right-wing media; member of Biden legal team reacts to Trump's election lies
  17. 25.
    A 'split-screen' pandemic: Juliette Kayyem on covering Covid-19's dire death toll alongside vaccine distribution
  18. 26.
    December 6, 2020: What Biden reads and watches; how Trump's junk-food media diet hurt his White House; why the BBC is investigating its infamous 1995 interview of Princess Diana
  19. 27.
    Professor Kate Starbird on the dangers of 'participatory disinformation' and the roots of election denialism
  20. 28.
    November 29, 2020: Trump’s delusional TV interview; Jonathan Rauch on the ‘firehose of falsehood;’ how Politico is preparing to cover the Biden administration
  21. 29.
    Cognitive psychologist Briony Swire-Thompson on the science of lies, misinformation and fact-checking
  22. 30.
    November 22, 2020: Kaitlan Collins on the White House's refusal to answer questions; Jim VandeHei warns of a 'decoupling' in America; three heartland reporters share stories about Covid-19's surge
  23. 31.
    Patrice Peck on the 'Substackerati,' her Coronavirus News for Black Folks newsletter, media disruption, and more
  24. 32.
    November 15, 2020: Supply and demand problem; former Fox contributor likens pro-Trump shows to 'crack;' doctor says 'false news' hastens the spread of Covid-19
  25. 33.
    Trump podcasters Virginia Heffernan, Dan Pfeiffer and Andrea Bernstein are adapting to the end of the Trump presidency
  26. 34.
    November 8, 2020: Biden aide says the president-elect welcomes the media’s accountability role; Stelter tells Newsmax CEO to ‘stop airing this bogus voter fraud stuff'
  27. 35.
    November 1, 2020: Stelter on the coming 'test of American democracy'; CNN DC bureau chief on election night possibilities
  28. 36.
    Craig Silverman on 'fake news,' four years of President Trump, and the toxic information environment of 2020
  29. 37.
    October 25, 2020: Stelter says Trump isn't fighting the media, he's resisting reality; Sally Buzbee says election calls are not magic, they're math
  30. 38.
    TV critic James Poniewozik on Trump's season finale and the media's 'burnout' from four years of reality show governance
  31. 39.
    October 18, 2020: Trump, Biden and the attention economy; anatomy of the NY Post's Hunter Biden story; interview with Andrew Sullivan
  32. 40.
    CNN's director of polling and election analytics Jennifer Agiesta on election preparations, polling standards, and more
  33. 41.
    October 11, 2020: Stelter says Trump's erratic behavior is stoking new concerns; Twitter exec says the site will take action on election disinformation
  34. 42.
    What book critic Carlos Lozada learned by reading 150 plus books about the Trump era
  35. 43.
    October 4, 2020: Reporters are relying on leaks about Trump's health; lack of White House credibility is compounding confusion
  36. 44.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci on his media relationships, the dangers posed by pandemic misinformation, and the threats he faces
  37. 45.
    September 27, 2020: How TV networks will make election projections in 2020; why the debates won't be fact-checked in real time; Brian Stelter on the consequences of Trump's daily lies
  38. 46.
    CNN's media reporters discuss 2020's changes and challenges to their beats, from digital disinformation to entertainment
  39. 47.
    September 20, 2020: Foreign reporters warn about American authoritarianism; Nikole Hannah-Jones on Trump's attacks
  40. 48.
    Megan Garber on the Fox News language, a 'celebration of incuriosity,' and the rhetoric of warfare
  41. 49.
    September 13, 2020: Mary Trump on the wave of tell-all Trump books; Sam Donaldson on the revelations from Bob Woodward's reporting
  42. 50.
    Slate's Will Saletan on the timeline of Trump's coronavirus response and the new revelations from Bob Woodward's book

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