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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Why the press barely covered the rape allegations against Bill Cosby, until now.
Rush Limbaugh doesn’t think Emily Rooney was tough enough on Jonathon Gruber.
Republicans won big this week, but not as big as the media's making it out to be.
Menino and the Media.
Does new information about the shooting death of Michael Brown change the narrative?
Tough criticism for how the media’s reporting on Ebola – but is it fair?
Move over New York Times! The Washington Post is making a comeback.
The Herald prints a cartoon construed as racist. Is the artist or the paper in the wrong?
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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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