10:16am

Fri March 1, 2013
Politics

Friday media roundtable: Italy's elections & US debt propaganda


On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the $85 billion dollar mandatory cuts set to begin on March 1st and the right-wing corporate PR campaigns trying to influence budget talks. We’ll also discuss the parliamentary elections in Italy. We’ll be joined by investigative journalist David Cay Johnston, PR Watch’s Mary Bottari and NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli join us from Rome. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Guests:


Sylvia Poggioli, senior European correspondent for NPR's foreign desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe and the Balkans


David Cay Johnston, columnist for Tax Analysts and the Columbia Journalism Review, author of several books, including The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind


Mary Bottari, director of the Center for Media and Democracy’s Real Economy Project


Web Resources:


NPR: Benedict XVI Leaves The Vatican, Headed To Retirement


NPR: 'The Real Jiminy Cricket': Unlikely Candidate Upends Italian Elections


CJR: Time to leave budget biases behind


PR Watch: Peterson’s Puppet


Girlfriend in a Coma:  A film by Annalisa Piras with Bill Emmott


PR Watch:  Peterson's Pyramid


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