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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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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