Your Call: Mass shooting and mass media; European parliament elections

May 29, 2014

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the deadly attacks in Isla Vista, focusing on misogyny and gun control. We’ll also talk about ultra right-wing party gains in the European Union parliamentary election. We’ll be joined by freelance journalists Amanda Marcotte and Soraya Chemaly, and New Statesman’s Philip Kleinfeld. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Amanda Marcotte, freelance journalist who focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture.

Soraya Chemaly, freelance journalist and feminist writer

Philip Kleinfeld, London based journalist who was written for The New Statesman, Haarretz and other magazines on a range of topics including architecture and politics.

Web Resources:

AlterNet: How the Gun Industry Preys on Paranoid, Insecure Men Like Elliot Rodger

New Stateman: What happens to your town once a far-right party comes to power?

xoJane: When Do We Talk About “Unpleasant” Truths In the Wake of ...