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Today On Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Jan 25, 2013

On the next Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. This week, we'll discuss coverage of the ongoing civil war in Syria as well as the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. We'll also look at the latest developments and coverage of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Fred Weir, the Moscow correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.   

Kate Sheppard,  staff reporter for Mother Jones' Washington bureau. 

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Today on Your Call: Friday media Roundtable

Aug 30, 2012
(Photo/Caitlin Constantine, staff) Journalists in need of a caffeine infusion line up in the Google Media Lounge.

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation about media coverage of the Republican National Convention. 15,000 journalists are in Tampa, Florida covering the convention. Who’s going beyond the scripted speeches? We’ll also talk about the raging conflict in Syria. We’ll be joined by Columbia Journalism Review’s Justin Peters, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting’s Trevor Aaronson, and the Guardian’s Luke Harding. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.

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.

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Jul 6, 2012

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable.  In a context of rising violence and repression, how can reporters tell the full story about what’s happening inside Syria -- and the international response?  Will 2 million new Syria-related e-mails to be published by Wikileaks help? And with wildfires in the Mountain West and a countrywide heatwave, when does an extreme weather story become a global warming story?

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Apr 6, 2012

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the nationwide crackdown and arrest of over 3000 undocumented immigrants, which has received little media scrutiny. We’ll also talk about the Raid on Oaksterdam in Oakland, and the UN pressuring Syria and the opposition to end all violence by April 12. We’ll be joined by independent journalist Valeria Fernandez, freelance journalist David Downs, and The Financial Times’ Borzou Daraghahi joins us from Beirut. What story grabbed your attention this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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I. Spring rain has been sweeping the Bay Area. At this time last year, the world watched as revolutions swept across the Arab world. The uprisings ended decades-long dictatorships in the Middle East in what was called “the Arab Spring.” 

The Syrian city of Homs has seen some of the worst violence in the government's crackdown against opposition activists and armed fighters in the country. BBC reporter Paul Wood and his team managed to slip into Homs as the bombardment of the city was getting underway. Tune in to KALW Thursday at 5:30pm to hear a special report in which Paul tells the story of his four days in Homs - how the story unfolded; how he reported it and what life is like for residents of a city under fire. 

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