Friday, June 12, 2009

Your Call 061209 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 Laura Ling and Euna Lee of San Francisco-based CurrentTV were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in North Korean prisons, a black man was shot dead by a white supremacist at the Holocaust museum and the Iranian people went to the polls to elect a new president. We'll be joined by the San Francisco Chronicle's Jason Rezaian in Tehran, David Neiwert, author of The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right, and Olga Pierce of ProPublica who just finished a state-by-state look at unemployment insurance. 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.

Jason Rezaian in Tehran
Writes Inside Iran for the San Francisco Chronicle. He is also the writer, executive producer and narrator of a feature length documentary film on Iran called A World Between.

Olga Pierce in New York
Staff Reporter for ProPublica. She covered health policy for United Press International in Washington before attending the Stabile Investigative Journalism Seminar at Columbia University, where she won a Horton Prize for health reporting.

David Neiwert in Seattle
Freelance journalist and author of several books including the newly released The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right from Polipoint Press. Dave is a freelance journalist based in Seattle. His reportage for on domestic terrorism won the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000. Neiwert is also the managing editor of the video blog Crooks and Liars.

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