Beat the Press takes a sharp look at how the media, new and old, covers and analyzes the big issues. The weekly half-hour is hosted by Emily Rooney and includes a panel of critical thinkers, including Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University and WGBH's Callie Crossley. Beat the Press recently won the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism, recognizing its in-depth discussion of the media in 2013, including several segments on coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing.
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The struggle for truth and facts in covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
The cause may be worthy, but should journalists embrace the ice bucket challenge?
Coverage of MH17 and the fine line between stoking public outrage and grossing people out.
Another sports radio host in hot water for sexist comments. Does an apology cut it?
A reporter’s conundrum; DCF's troubles; a newspaper reporter hears his writingon the radio
The debate over Jerry Remy; ethical questions for Globe columnists; IDing mass killers
Last words of a fallen firefighter; security in public places; Bizarre bedroom bill
Libel and The Herald; The New York Times and anonymous sources; Russia changes AP dateline
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Jerry Remy's son is accused of murder.
NPR reporter eviscerates one of the network's own award-winning reports.
The great debate over whether journalism is still a viable profession.
Emily Rooney and her panel discuss their likes and dislikes of the week.
Tweeting your mother's final moments, inappropriate?
A wide open race with 12 candidates has Boston reporters tied up in knots.
Boston's newest talk radio station comes courtesy of a newspaper.
Beat The Press evaluates currents events and offers their opinion.
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