348: Tough Room

348: Tough Room

Feb 8, 2008
This week we bring you backstage with comedy writers at The Onion. They start with over 600 potential headlines for their fake-news newspaper each week, and over the course of two days, in the very tough room that is their editorial conference room, they select 16 to go in the paper. Plus other people speaking their minds in very tough rooms.
  • Malcolm Gladwell is a best-selling author and famous journalist at the New Yorker magazine. But not always. Witness his story—which was recorded live, on stage at the Moth theater in New York—about his first job in journalism, and how terrifying it was. (12 minutes)

    The Moth is a place where real people come onstage and tell true and tall tales.

    Malcolm Gladwell is the author most recently of Blink. EducationJournalismLive Performance

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This dry erase board in The Onion's conference room lists stories they hope to do in future issues.

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