Thursday, November 8, 2007

Your Call 110907 Media Roundtable

On the Next Your Call it's our Friday Media Roundtable. This week we speak with LA Times consumer columnist David Lazarus about consumer safety and the credit crunch, with NPR ombudsman Lisa Shepard about interviewing torture victims in the presence of their torturers and with Al-Jazeera English México Correspondent Franc Contreras about one of the worst natural disasters in Mexican history, the flooding of Tabasco. What was your story of the week? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

David Lazarus in Los Angeles
Author of the Consumer Confidential column for the LA Times

Franc Contreras in México City, México
Al-Jazeera English’s México correspondent

Lisa Shepard in Washington DC
Ombudsman for NPR News. 

Click to Listen: Media Roundtable

Your Call 110807 What Makes the War Real?

What do we see in still photos of the Iraq War that we miss in other forms of media? On the next Your Call, New York Times photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson joins us to discuss his photographic memoir of his time in Iraq called “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” We’ll also be joined by independent journalist Dahr Jamail, author of “Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Iraq.” What can we learn from journalists whose goal is to show what life is really like for Iraqis? And what do you want from coverage of a war? It’s Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Dahr Jamail in San Francisco
Independent reporter and author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq

Ashley Gilbertson in Washington DC
War photographer for the New York Times and author of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Click to Listen: What Makes the War Real?