Media roundtable: Life in Puerto Rico months after Maria & volatility in the stock market

Feb 8, 2018


On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Puerto Rico and the role of private contractors on the island. Five months after Hurricane Irma, why are 400,000 people still without electricity?

Also this week, fluctuations in the stock market grabbed international headlines. How are reporters covering the stock market and what it means for working people?

Guests: 

Julio Ricardo Varela, digital media director for Futuro Media, and co-host of In the Thick

David Dayen, contributor to The Intercept, and author of Chain of Title: How
Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud

Zach Carter, HuffPost's senior political economy reporter based in Washington DC

Web Resources:

Latino USA: Puerto Rican Journalists Sue Demographic Registry Over Hurricane María Death Statistics

The Intercept: SENATE REPUBLICANS KEPT PROVISION TO FIGHT HIGH DRUG PRICES OUT OF SPENDING BILL, DEMOCRATS SAY

Huffington Post: Everything You Should Know About The Stock Market