The Listening Post

Media outlets’ battle for clarity amidst the chaos of US election

US election pushes every institution to its limit, including the media. Plus, Turkish TV dramas and ‘neo-Ottoman cool’.

With a victory for Biden imminent, media outlets that have thrived on the Trump show must look for a new business model.


Akela Lacy – politics reporter, The Intercept

Jim Warren – executive editor, NewsGuard

David Folkenflik – media correspondent, NPR

Molly Jong-Fast – editor-at-large, Daily Beast

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We discuss India and the arrest of Arnab Goswami, one of the country’s loudest pro-government voices on television. Producer Nicholas Muirhead has been tracking the response of the right-wing media.

Ertugrul: Turkish TV’s Ottoman phenomenon goes global

The Listening Post‘s Meenakshi Ravi reports on how history, politics and entertainment collide in Turkey’s Ottoman TV epics.


Burak Ozcetin – associate professor, Istanbul Bilgi University

Senem Cevik – lecturer in International Studies, UC Irvine

Omar Al-Ghazzi – assistant professor, LSE; co-author, Neo-Ottoman Cool: Turkish Popular Culture in the Arab Public Sphere