Friday Media Roundtable: Korean tensions & the impact of sequestration

Apr 4, 2013

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the sequestration cuts, which are affecting communities across the country. We’ll also talk about the fastest growing low-wage job market in the US and the saber rattling between the US and North Korea. We’ll be joined by the Columbia Journalism Review’s David Cay Johnston, investigative journalist Donald Barlett and the Christian Science Monitor’s Don Kirk. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


David Cay Johnston, a Columnist for Tax Analysts and the Columbia Journalism Review. David’s latest book is “The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind

Donald Barlett, an investigative journalist and contributing editor at Vanity Fair. His latest book is The Betrayal of the American Dream.

Donald Kirk, a veteran correspondent working for the Christian Science Monitor and author. His latest book is called Korean Dynasty: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine (about the failure of the Sunshine policy of reconciliation with NKorea)

Web Resources:

CJR: Cruelest month for sequester-related cuts?

AJR: Missing the Story

World Tribune: Seriously now, this rhetorical warfare is getting out of hand (just kidding)

380North: The AP Plays Defense on North Korea

Huffington Post: AP's North Korea Bureau Offers Glimpse Inside Country Amid Restrictions

Huffington Post: Sequestration Effects: Cuts Sting Communities Nationwide

Alternet: The Economy is "Recovering" By Creating More Low-Wage Jobs... Increasingly Filled By Graduates