Thursday, December 11, 2008

Your Call 121208 Media Roundtable

On the next Your Call it's our Friday media roundtable where we bring in reporters from the mainstream, alternative and international press to discuss the week in American media. This week was all about firing: the Illinois governor was charged with soliciting bribes for a certain vacant Senate seat and trying to get reporters he didn't like fired; a factory was taken over by fired workers; the parent-company of the Chicago Tribune filed for bankruptcy and NPR canceled two shows and fired dozens of reporters including some old familiar names. We'll speak with Alden Loury, Editor and Publisher of the Chicago Reporter; Lee Sustar, of the Socialist Worker and Barbara Ciara, President of the National Association Of Black Journalists. Where did you see the best reporting this week and where did it fall short? It's Your Call with Ben Temchine and you.

Guests: Alden Loury
Editor and Publisher of the Chicago Reporter, an investigative newsmagazine that has been covering Chicago's race, poverty and culture for 36 years. The Reporter is a project of the Community Renewal Society.

Lee Sustar in Chicago
Lee Sustar writes for the Socialist Worker and is a frequent contributor to CounterPunch and the International Socialist Review on labor issues.

Barbara Ciara in Norfolk
President of the National Association Of Black Journalists, which represents over 4,100 journalists and media professionals; Ms. Ciara is also managing editor at WTKR NewsChannel 3 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Click to Listen: Media Roundtable