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 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


  • The missing Malaysian airliner; remembering Joe McGinniss; PBS does satirical


  • Media covering gay rights, Boston Globe's website revamp, Front page news, Rants & Raves


  • Much ado about "maybe", Tabloid duped, Cliche crackdown, Susan Wornick and Rants & Raves


  • Newsrooms decisions, Bode Miller interview, Public media transparency and Rants & Raves


  • Archbishop Sean O'Malley, Comcast bought Time Warner, Samuel Jackson mix-up, Rants & Raves


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