Friday, May 22, 2009

Your Call 052209 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, California voters -- those who voted, anyway -- rejected the slate of budget reform ballot measures. Congress passed credit card reform and Binyamin Netanyahu visited the White House. We'll be joined by independent journalist Danny Schecter, Brian Leubitz of Calitics and Lawrence Pintak, from Arab Media & Society. Send us an email at or join us live at 11 am. Where did you see the best reporting this week and where did it fall short? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Lawrence Pintak in Cairo
Director of the Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research at The American University in Cairo and Publisher & Co-Editor of Arab Media & Society. He is a former CBS News Middle East correspondent who has been writing about the region for the past 30 years. On Aug. 17, he will become the founding dean of the Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

Danny Schechter in New York
Founder and executive editor of MediaChannel. His work has been honored with Emmy awards, the IRIS award, the George Polk Award, the Major Armstrong Award, and honors from the National Association of Black Journalists.

Brian Leubitz in San Francisco
Publisher & editor of, a news and commentary site about California politics from a progressive perspective.

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