Friday, July 11, 2008

Your Call 071108 Media Roundtable

On the next Your Call it is our Friday Media Roundtable. This week we'll speak with Tom Lasseter, Moscow Bureau Chief for McClatchy and the lead reporter on a recent five part series about the prisoners at Guantanamo, many whom were radicalized by their treatment. What was the response to 8 months of investigation? We'll also speak with National Public Radio's Ombudswoman Lisa Shepard. Where did the news media succeed and where did it fall short this week? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Tom Lasseter in Moscow
Bureau chief for McClatchy and the lead reporter for a recently published a five-part series detailing the U.S.'s treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan. The series was the culmination of an eight-month investigation, during which McClatchy interviewed 66 former detainees, few of whom had talked before with reporters.

Lisa Shepard in Washington DC
Ombudsman for NPR. Prior to joining NPR for the 2 year appointment, Shepard was a journalism instructor and analyst.

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