Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Jul 20, 2012

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the new voter ID law in Texas and vote tampering in California. How are journalists covering voting issues as the election heats up? We’ll also discuss coverage of the ongoing violence and unrest in Syria. We’ll be joined by ColorLines’ Brentin Mock, independent journalist Brad Friedman, and the Financial Times’ Michael Peel joins us from Damascus. Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

*We also discussed coverage of the theater shootings that took place in Aurora, Colorado earlier this morning.


Brentin Mock, New Orleans-based journalist who serves as's Reporting Fellow on Voting Rights, covering the challenges presented by new voter ID laws, suppression of voter registration drives, and other attempts to limit electoral power of people of color

Michael Peel, Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times; he is currently reporting from Damascus

Brad Friedman, independent journalist and radio broadcaster; he runs the The BRAD BLOG

Web Resources:


Financial Times: Syrian rebels seize key border posts

Guardian: This language of war won't help Syria escape its agony

LA Times: Suppressing the vote, state by state

ColorLines: Texas’ Road To Victory in Its Decades Long Fight Against Voting Rights

Reddit crowdsources timeline of Aurora theater shootings