Long-time veteran White House correspondent Dan Lothian discusses the news and issues taking place in the worlds of current events, sports, and pop culture. Joined by fellow veteran broadcaster Jimmy Young and a wide variety of guests, this podcast provides a unique perspective on how the media operates in today's society. Dan Lothian's Media is released every Friday on iTunes, Stitcher and the CLNS Media Network mobile app. Visit the official website of Friday Afternoon Live here.

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Rewarding friends and punishing rivals, is Facebook using its user data as a carrot and a stick? Dan and Jimmy take a look at what might be the next controversy for Social Media giant Facebook. 0:00 Intro 1:45 The site is the destination 3:45 Its a game of favorites 6:45 Cutting off competitors and rewarding


It was a shocking moment with thousands watching as the famous Notre Dame Cathedral burnt down. A bastion of the Parisian city, it took 200 years to built and had withstood countless wars and conflicts. The city of lights has lost one of its brightest bulbs, and the world was covering it in kind. 0:00


Want a good story but don’t have the time? Then listen to our short stories in this weeks’s edition of Bytes Behind the Media. 0:00 Intro 0:55 A Black Hole, seen clearly for the first time. 2:30  What is a Black Hole? 4:00 Jenna Bush Hager is now the fourth hour of Today. 5:20 Allison


Interviews, they can be nerve-racking, frightening, and even downright biased in some cases, but what if we take the human element out of the picture? An AI or a Robot can take over, and conduct the interview. Does it sound interesting, or more of a nightmare? 0:00 Intro 1:15 All the little details, gone from


What happens when you take a comedian and give him a “Miracle” story? You get reporters that believe the story, only to find out that it was fake all along! 0:00 Intro 1:45 The story and the punchline 3:45 A scam or a scientific breakthrough? 5:00 Used tissues is the answer… what? 7:15 The reporter


Julian Assange has been formally arrested in the UK. Following his removal from the Ecuadorian Embassy, talks of extradition and trial were in the air. Is he a criminal, or justified for his actions? 0:00 Intro 1:30 7 Years in an Embassy 4:30 Fact finding or dirt digging? 7:00 It’s a case by case basis.


Bringing you a short story that you can share around the water cooler, it’s time for our weekly edition of Bytes Behind the Media. 0:00 Intro 0:50 Bite sized books 2:30 Good Reads challenge 4:55 Joe Biden parody meme 6:45 Dan’s experience with Joe Biden 9:20 City news sites: Your local news. Available to download


What’s the best way to reach young people with news? Dan and Jimmy take a look at how stories get to the eyes of today’s youth. 0:00 Intro 1:00 Podcasting seems to be one way 3:30 A short story in a short video, with reactions and sharing 5:15 Interaction with the audience is the way


Would you want to look at the complete work of a journalist? One lawmaker is proposing that there should be a way to check in on the entire work process from start to finish. Dan and Jimmy take a look at why this isn’t as good an idea as many would think. 0:00 Intro 1:15


Seems that we are building a wall between us all through social media, and we don’t mind it. Is there an easy way around it, or are we just going to be divided forever? 0:00 Intro 1:00 The word Media creates feelings of anger 3:30 The comments we leave behind 5:15 We seem to be


Need a good story but don’t have the time? Then listen to our short Bytes Behind the Media to catch up on some short stories to share with the folks at the water cooler. 0:00 Intro 0:50 Google bringing news to underserved communities. 4:40 McDonald’s Breakfast hard as a rock. 7:15 Limiting the hate on


With mass shootings and murder becoming a regular feature in the news, how can we stop the fallout of those that are committing suicide from these depressing stories? 0:00 Intro 1:00 A conversation that still continues 2:45 It use to be that you didn’t report on it 4:50 Sensitivity is the key in these stories


From the Gas station to the comfort of your couch, the news is consumed on a daily basis in numerous locations. Dan and Jimmy discuss a recent survey that asks what is the most visited place that news is observed. 0:00 Intro 2:30 Watching the News in many forms 4:00 Local News has it all


1 Year, 10 Months and 7 long days of coverage of the special report from special council Robert Mueller, and we finally get to read it. And now news organizations will be reading over 300 pages looking for anything of interest to report. Dana and Jimmy take a look at this reporting and ask if


In this week’s edition of Bytes Behind the Media, we tackle some short stories that we thought were too good to pass up for the week. 0:00 Intro 1:00 Filming while driving at 105MPH 3:10 Jeff Bezos takes on the National Inquirer 5:00 Talk about sending a package 7:00 Three Billboards in real life. 9:00


Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel from the past Description: Digging up an old clip from a segment from the 1990s might show more than you think. We were different people back then, from our hairstyles to what we wore, and how we acted while on camera. Dan and Jimmy take a look at a clip


Is elitism ruining Journalism? Is it a special club that only a few can join if they make the right choices? Dan and Jimmy take a look back at the way it all starts, and tries to answer the question. 0:00 Intro 1:15 Are Journalists elitist? 3:10 Are there certain schools to go to if


Reporting on a disaster is never easy, and when it comes to a mass shooting it gets even harder. You want to let the public know the details, but what information is acceptable to share? In this special episode of Behind the Media, Dan talks about the the efforts of reporters in New Zealand and


Want a short story? Then you’re in luck! It’s time for our weekly edition of Bytes Behind the Media! 0:00 Intro 0:40 PBS is heading out west 3:20 How far someone is willing to go to get the money shot. 4:45 Jimmy broadens his horizons on R Kelly. 8:00 Interviews: The good and The bad.


With so many channels on cable tv, some are still debating cutting it so they can pay less. Is there a way to do it all in one go, or should you keep certain parts? 0:00 A lackluster Intro 1:15 Reverend Jimmy takes over the show. 3:30 Over the air tv with an antenna is


As Millennials are cutting the cord or not even plugging it in, the NBA is trying to gain their viewership. How are they trying, well Dan and Jimmy will give you a look behind the media of the NBA. 0:00 Intro 1:15 The behavior of players and owners play a lot in the situation. 3:30


Following the recent leanings of Fox News, the Democratic National Convention has barred them from hosting a debate. Has it finally gotten to the point where News media and Politics are one? 0:00 Intro 1:15 Should a News organization be banned from a debate? 4:00 Are we in the middle of a civil war between


Want an interesting story but don’t have the time? Then listen to our Bytes Behind the Media to pick up on a short story that you can share around the water cooler. 0:00 Intro 1:00 Bitcoin has been going down, but some say it’s still valuable. 3:15 Comments on Youtube Videos of minors have been


Young journalist Hilde Lysiak has been following in her father’s footsteps, publishing her own paper for several years now. But when investigating a story in a small town in Arizona, the local sheriff threatened to arrest her. Now the town is apologizing for the actions of the sheriff. 0:00 Intro 1:45 People let their guards


How far have we fallen in the public’s eye? Media is now the highest mistrust service in the US. How far will we fall, and will we ever gain back the trust of the people? 0:00 Intro 1:15 60% of people say that we pay for our sources. 2:40 Do you know the difference between


Michael Cohen has taken the stand, and millions were glued to the testimonies. Was what he said true, or just more lies? Will we ever see the outcome of these hearings soon, or is this just another episode of the worlds wackiest series. 0:00 Intro 1:50 The way things are said can impact how you


Time for your weekly dose of small stories that happened in the week, in this week’s edition of Bytes Behind the Media! 0:00 Intro 1:00 Robert Kraft get’s caught. 2:50 How will this impact Kraft? 6:00 There are cameras everywhere, EVERYWHERE! 6:50 A Coast Guard employee with a laundry list of targets. 7:40 Dan’s training


That home assistant has always been listening, and now it’s giving away the info to political campaigns. Who would have thought that Alexa would be getting political any time soon? 0:00 Intro 1:20 Are we living in 1984? 3:00 An electronic fence that collects your data. 4:30 A Church Lady reference 6:30 Technology can do


The accusation being made on a daily basis is that the news industry is too liberal, being labeled as much as you would think. But is it actually? Would anyone admit it if it was true? 0:00 Intro 1:30 Always do your homework when doing a story. 3:00 Is it the organization or the employees?