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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  • Roger Goodell is in hot water this week about the ongoing Ray Rice controversy.

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  • ISIS Blackout: The media faces a delicate balance.

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  • The struggle for truth and facts in covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

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  • The cause may be worthy, but should journalists embrace the ice bucket challenge?

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  • Coverage of MH17 and the fine line between stoking public outrage and grossing people out.

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  • Another sports radio host in hot water for sexist comments. Does an apology cut it?

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  • A reporter’s conundrum; DCF's troubles; a newspaper reporter hears his writingon the radio

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  • The debate over Jerry Remy; ethical questions for Globe columnists; IDing mass killers

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