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 dispute over a Chinese take-out bill went viral, but did Boston.com milk the story?

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  • An explosive story about a campus rape, but should the reporter have talked to the accused

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  • Why the press barely covered the rape allegations against Bill Cosby, until now.

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  • Rush Limbaugh doesn’t think Emily Rooney was tough enough on Jonathon Gruber.

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  • Republicans won big this week, but not as big as the media's making it out to be.

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  • Menino and the Media.

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  • Does new information about the shooting death of Michael Brown change the narrative?

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  • Tough criticism for how the media’s reporting on Ebola – but is it fair?

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