Mike Daisey to debut altered version of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

Mike Daisey’s fall from grace was well documented after This American Life retracted a story about the worker abuses that the playwright claimed he saw at Chinese consumer electronics factories. Daisey — after several days of painful rumblings in which he said, among other things, “What I do is not journalism” — eventually apologized for making stuff up. But… Read More

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Watch the journalist who busted Mike Daisey report from Foxconn’s iPad factory

Here’s what journalism actually looks like. Hats off to Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz who follows up his truth-squadding of playwright Mike Daisey’s play, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, with this first-hand account of life at the massive Foxconn manufacturing center in China. According to Marketplace, Schmitz is only the second reporter to… Read More

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Playwright Mike Daisey: ‘I would like to apologize’

Ten days after being put in an unflattering spotlight after public radio’s This American Life retracted its story about him, playwright Mike Daisey has posted a public apology on his blog. Daisey, whose one-man show “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” both raised awareness of issues at plants operated by Apple device manufacturer… Read More


Foxconn reportedly set to produce next-generation Kindle Fire in 2012

This has the makings of the perfect Mike Daisey monologue. Foxconn, the giant Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, has reportedly entered into a deal with Amazon.com to produce the next-generation Kindle Fire tablet, reports DigiTimes. The shipments of the next-generation device are expected to begin in the first half of next year. Rumors have circulated that Amazon.com… Read More