YC Friday Media Roundtable

On this week’s weekly media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Saudi Arabia -- its ties with the US, its tensions with Iran, and its war in Yemen -- with veteran FRONTLINE correspondent and producer Martin Smith. We will also talk with the Guardian’s Martin Chulov about developments in Syria, including divisions in the Trump Administration over the President's call to pull American troops out "very soon." 

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Martin Chulov, award winning journalist covering the Middle East for the Guardian

On this week’s weekly media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the US. How are reporters covering the $12.5 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, and the US role in the deadly Saudi-led war on Yemen?

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On the next media roundtable, we’ll discuss two separate investigations on the US-Mexico border by USA Today and ProPublica.

An estimated eight percent of the world’s household financial wealth is held in offshore tax haven. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll speak with Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jake Bernstein about his new book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite.

Since December 28, tens of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets in more than 50 cities across Iran. They're demonstrating against dire economic conditions, and corruption. At least 20 people been killed and more than 1,000 have been arrested. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage.

  

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.

Net Neutrality rules prohibits internet service providers from speeding up, slowing down, or blocking any content, but that’s about to change.

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll speak with McClatchy’s Ben Weider about why the United Arab Emirates is paying the parent company of the Steve Bannon-linked firm Cambridge Analytica $330,000 for a social media campaign against Qatar.

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On the June 3rd edition of Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. How is campaign financing affecting the elections?

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 On the May 27th edition of Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s visits to Vietnam and Japan. 

On the April 15th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and media consolidation.

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  On the April 1st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the horrific suicide bombing in Pakistan, which killed 72 people, including 29 children, and wounded more than 300.

  

On the January 15th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Madaya, the town besieged by Syrian forces where people have been dying from starvation.

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Dec 18, 2015

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

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On the December 18th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the economy and Fed’s decision to raise interest rates.

Your Call: Reporting on refugees; reproductive health

Nov 19, 2015

On the November 21st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the terrorist attacks in Paris. How are election year politics shaping media coverage of national security and the refugee crisis?

On the September 25th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. Pope Francis and Chinese President Xi Jinping are both in the United States this week and media coverage has been extensive.

Your Call Weekly Kudos: September 4th, 2015

Sep 4, 2015

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

On September 4th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week. President Obama became the first US president to visit the Arctic to draw attention to the impacts of climate change.

On the August 21st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll continue our week-long series on the US prison system by discussing media coverage of the issues we focused on this week: how we got here, reform, solitary confinement, and youth.

On the August 14th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the recent toxic spill in Colorado.

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On the July 31st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the 50th anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare. How are the media covering the legacy of these two popular government programs? We’ll also discuss the new US-Turkey Alliance to fight the so-called Islamic State. Why is Turkey attacking the Kurds? We’ll be joined by the Columbia Journalism Review’s Trudy Liebermann, Kaiser Health News’ Mary Agnes Carey, and McCaltchy’s Roy Gutman. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

On the July 24th edition of Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. This week, we'll discuss coverage of President Obama's visit to a federal prison facility and prison reform.

Your Call: Media coverage of California's water crisis

Jul 16, 2015

  

On the July 17th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of California’s water crisis.

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On the July 10th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable.  This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the economic crisis in Greece.

Your Call Weekly Kudos June 26, 2015

Jun 26, 2015

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

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Leonard Pitts Jr. from the Miami Herald noted an important video tweeted by Dan Dale from the Toronto Star this week. He also wrote about the video and topic in his column.

On the June 26th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the massacre at the historic AME church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Your Call: Democracy vs national security

Jun 5, 2015

On the June 5th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of "the USA Freedom Act" limiting the NSA's domestic surveillance powers, and the new declassified interviews with a former Guantanamo Bay detainee detailing torture. We’ll also discuss Tunisian women's efforts to seek justice for decades of police violence and rape. We will be joined by investigative journalist Mark Danner and NY Time’s Carlotta Gall. Join us on the next Your Call, with Matt Martin, and you.

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Your Call: Media and electoral politics

May 29, 2015

One the May 29th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and the mayoral victory of anti-eviction activist Ada Colau in Barcelona. We’ll also discuss coverage of Uber’s rising political influence in Washington. We’ll be joined by the Center for Public Integrity’s Dave Levinthal, YES! Magazine’s Sarah van Gelder, and independent journalist Miguel-Anxo Murado. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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