journalism

Philosophy Talk: The Power and Peril of Satire

Mar 20, 2018

Does freedom of speech guarantee the right to poke fun at anyone and anything we want?


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More than two dozen journalists and support staff at the East Bay Times and San Jose Mercury News are out of work this week.

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Media outlets across the country have been rocked by the #metoo movement. From NBC to NPR, news organizations have fired or are investigating male journalists for sexual harassment. We’ll continue our #metoo series by talking about what happens when women in news media report sexual harassment, and what needs to change. How will this shift the media’s power structure?

 

Guests:

Katherine Goldstein, independent journalist who covers women and work for Slate, Vox and others

  

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss press freedom in the United States and across the world, and the shifting media landscape in the Trump era. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, in 2017, the number of journalists jailed around the world reached a record high of 262.

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"To change the story, you have to change the storyteller."

Tens of thousands of activists are protesting against the policies of the world's richest countries at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Your Call: How should journalists cover mass shootings?

Jun 15, 2017
ABC News

This week we’ll talk about the shootings at a practice for a Republican Congressional baseball team outside of DC. We'll also look at media coverage of mass shootings in general, including yesterday’s shooting at a UPS facility here in San Francisco.

Claire Stremple

The KALW News team is looking for an experienced radio reporter to provide stories and Q&As about education for our daily news magazine Crosscurrents and to produce spots for our new daily newscasts.

Marissa Ortega-Welch

 

The Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting was awarded to the staff of the East Bay Times for “relentless coverage of the ‘Ghost Ship’ fire ... and for reporting after the tragedy that exposed the city’s failure to take actions that might have prevented it.”

KALW is calling for applicants for our four-month summer radio journalism program based at KALW public radio, an NPR and BBC affiliate station in San Francisco.

If you listen to KALW before Crosscurrents, chances are you’ve heard our next interviewee co-hosting All Things Considered. Kelly McEvers has had a well-traveled career in journalism — she’s reported stories from Beirut to Baghdad, and won multiple awards for her coverage of the Syrian conflict.

  

 How did President Obama deal with the news media? we’ll discuss Barack Obama's press freedom legacy, and Trumps’s hostility toward the press.

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This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of state sanctioned violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. More than 20,000 people have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh.

Your Call: What journalism stood out in 2016?

Dec 23, 2016

 


On the December 23rd edition of  Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week, on the last media roundtable of 2016, we will discuss how the media’s incessant and often uncritical coverage of Donald Trump and what they have learned from his electoral college victory.

 Rose Aguilar and her guests Antonia Juhasz, award-winning investigative journalist on oil and energy expert, and Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties, point to examples of great journalism this week.

Crosscurrents' 10 best stories of 2016

Dec 14, 2016

In the last year, many remarkable story lines have shaped the San Francisco Bay Area: the affordability crisis changed the face of the region; local newsrooms united to call attention to entrenched homelessness and possible solutions; the California drought continued for a sixth year; Donald Trump was elected president. We mourned the Ghost Ship fire.

Winni Wintermeyer with permission from Mother Jones

Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer has spent time in an Iranian prison, gone undercover as a guard at a maximum security prison in Louisiana, and recently embedded with militiamen patrolling the U.S. border with Mexico.

Courtesty of Daniel Heimpel

Journalist Daniel Heimpel is the founder of Fostering Media Connections, a nonprofit he started in 2010. He focuses on the foster system through what he calls "solutions-based reporting."

New podcast highlights KALW's best Bay Area stories

Jun 16, 2016
Kyle Trefny

KALW Public Radio is proud to introduce The Bridge, a new podcast featuring the station's best Bay Area stories.

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The KALW News team is looking for three experienced radio reporters to cover beats for our daily news magazine Crosscurrents and to produce spots for our new daily newscasts.

Who's your Bay Area hero?

May 4, 2016
"A bounding superhero," by Flickr user Sallie The Cape Lady. Used under CC BY-SA 2.0. Cropped.

KALW wants to know who your local Bay Area heroes are: people who make our communities thrive; people you don't usually hear about in the news.

Image courtesy of Global Press Institute.

Reporter Cristi Hegranes trains women around the world to take control of their stories.

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Bay Area journalism suffered a strong jolt, earlier this month. The Bay Area News Group has been an epicenter of local coverage for decades, publishing the San Jose Mercury News, the Oakland Tribune, and the Contra Costa Times, among others.

Sandip Roy: Mob Justice

Feb 24, 2016

Television is not just news. It has become the lynchpin of the lynchmob.

KALW News is launching a new, crowdsourced reporting project called Hey Area. What is crowdsourced reporting? And how does fit in KALW’s mission? General manager Matt Martin sat down with reporter-producer Audrey Dilling and digital strategist Olivia Henry to learn more.

This week, we uncover what makes for great investigative journalism...by talking to two investigative journalists, of course. 

This week, we uncover what makes for great investigative journalism...by talking to two investigative journalists, of course. 

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On the November 28th edition of  Your Call, we’ll speak with James Vanderbilt, director of Truth, a new film examining the 2004 60 Minutes story that raised questions about George W. Bush’s military service in the National Guard. 

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On the February 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with James McGrath Morris about his new book Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press. She was a pioneering journalist and activist, so why has there been so little written about her life? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

James McGrath Morris, author, columnist, radio show host

Web Resources:

James McGrath Morris

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