Friday, January 30, 2009

Your Call 013009 Media Roundtable

On the next Your Call it's our Friday media roundtable where we hold American media accountable for getting us the news we need. This was the first full week of the Obama Administration and the president gave his first White House interview to al Arabiya. How big a break from the Bush era was the interview with the network owned by a Saudi prince? We'll also talk about covering lobbyists in Washington DC with Bara Vaida of the National Journal and the presidential arm-twisting on Capitol Hill with Gail Chaddock of the Christian Science Monitor and Richard Gizbert of Al Jazeera about President Obama's interview on al Arabiya. Where did you see the best reporting this week and where did it fall short? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Gail Chaddock in Washington
Covers Congress for the Christian Science Monitor

Bara Vaida in Washington
Covers the lobbying industry for National Journal and writes for their Under the Influence blog

Richard Gizbert in London
Host of Al Jazeera's Listening Post

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A day after putting limits on former lobbyists. President Obama made an exception on a lobbyist for Raytheon working for the Defense department which he lobbied. Therefore, he went back within 24 hours on his owm lobbying policy. What a public elations mess? This is very scary, they need to get there act together from apublic relations perspective.