Friday, September 23, 2011
This week Wadah Khanfar stepped down as Director General at Al Jazeera after Wikileaks released cables revealing that he had altered coverage in response to pressure from the US. Or he left as a result of politics within Al Jazeera. Or he was pushed out for other reasons entirely. Bob talked about the possible reasons for Khanfar's departure with Lawrence Pintak, author of The New Arab Journalist: Mission and Identity in a Time of Turmoil and Dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Charles Bowden, journalist and author of Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez and Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields, discusses the violence in Ciudad Juárez and the danger facing the journalists covering it.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
- CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Lawmakers in Washington went to bed yesterday knowing the dynamics of power in the capitol had changed. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich looks at what's on today's agenda in the White House and Congress.
- MONEY TAKEOUT: New York Times finance reporter Louise Story talks about the Fed's audit of how it handled AIG - and a Senate re-confirmation hearing coming soon for Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.
- RESPONSES TAKEOUT: We listen to some of our listeners' reactions to a story we aired yesterday about the media coverage of the Haiti earthquake - what worked and what didn't.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Since last Tuesday, Americans have been bombarded with daily media coverage of the earthquake in Haiti. TV networks show image after image of death and destruction, while newspapers feature grave details. But the words and images that media outlets choose can themselves prove controversial. We take a moment in the midst of our coverage on Haiti to examine how the media has been covering the earthquake.