Beat the Press http://wgbhnews.org en What's On Beat The Press Friday, April 11 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-april-11 <p></p><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/cbs-gets-colbert-can-he-cut-it">CBS gets Colbert</a>: Will Stephen Colbert ditch his conservative persona when he takes over for Letterman?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/msnbcs-activist-anchors">Double standard?</a> Should MSNBC allow Joe Scarborough to speak at Republican fundraisers?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/globes-brian-mcgrory-future-print">Print prediction</a>: An open assessment of the Boston Globe from its leader.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-6">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: Our panel of journalists talk this week in media.</p></li></ul><p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:GreaterBoston@WGBH.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">GreaterBoston@WGBH.org</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 22010 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, April 11 What's On Beat The Press Friday, April 4 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-april-4 <p></p><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/jerry-remy-debate-turns-personal">Remy rancor</a>: The debate over Jerry Remy has&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">become a personal fight within the Boston media.</span></p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/innovation-columnists-entrepreneurship-potential-conflict-interest">Conflict of interest</a>? Ethical questions surface for one of the Boston Globe's popular columnists.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/controversial-scramble-name-mass-shooters">Identifying mass killers</a>: A cable news anchor refuses to name the alleged shooter at Fort Hood.&nbsp;</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-5">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: This week in media.</p></li></ul><p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:GreaterBoston@WGBH.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">GreaterBoston@WGBH.org</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 21814 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, April 4 What's On Beat The Press Friday, March 28 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-march-28 <div></div><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/airing-audio-back-bay-blaze-tough-choice-boston-newsrooms">The tragedy on Beacon Street</a>.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Should the media air the last words of a fallen firefighter?</span></p></li><li><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/journalists-security-stunts-raise-ethical-questions">Journalistic stunts</a>: The pushback against reporters who test security at public places.</span></p></li><li><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/media-ignores-or-minimizes-details-bizarre-bedroom-bill">Bizarre bedroom bill</a>: Boston's media didn't let details get in the way of a sexy story.</span></p></li><li><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-4">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: This week in media.</span></p></li></ul><p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:GreaterBoston@WGBH.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">GreaterBoston@WGBH.org</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 21660 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, March 28 What's On Beat The Press Friday, March 21 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-march-21 <p></p><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/heralds-tabloid-dream-turns-nightmarish-after-libel-suit">Libel lawsuit</a>: The Herald stands by its story even after a half million dollar verdict.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/anonywatch-new-york-times-public-editor-cracks-down-confidential-sources">Don't quote me</a>: The New York Times takes on those anonymous sources.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/ap-changes-dateline-after-russian-takeover-crimea">Russia or Ukraine?</a> The Russian takeover of Crimea leads the AP to change its dateline.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-3">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: This week in media.</p></li></ul><p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:GreaterBoston@WGBH.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">GreaterBoston@WGBH.org</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 21513 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, March 21 What's On Beat The Press, Friday March 14 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-march-14 <div></div><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/covering-mystery-speculation-over-missing-plane">Covering a mystery</a>: Inside the media's rampant speculation of the missing Malaysian airliner.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/remembering-joe-mcginnis">Remembering&nbsp;Joe McGinniss</a>: The late author pulled back the curtain on politics and journalism.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/pbs-newshour-blends-serious-news-satire">Guess who's entering the land of satirical news</a>? PBS.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-2">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: What our panelists loved and hated in the media this week.</p></li></ul><p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:GreaterBoston@WGBH.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">GreaterBoston@WGBH.org</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 21367 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press, Friday March 14 What's On Beat The Press Friday, March 7 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-march-7 <div></div><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/choosing-sides-when-journalists-pass-judgment">Choosing sides</a>: Has the media declared "cased closed" when it comes to covering gay rights?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/website-revamp-globe-changes-online-presence">Website revamp</a>: The Boston Globe tries to get readers onboard by making big changes online.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/front-page-news-biggest-stories-according-social-media">Front page news</a>: The biggest stories, according to social media.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-1">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: What our panel of journalists loved and hated in the media this week.</p></li></ul><p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:GreaterBoston@WGBH.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">GreaterBoston@WGBH.org</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 21194 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, March 7 What's On Beat The Press Friday, Feb. 28 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-feb-28 <div></div><ul><li class="p1"><p><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/much-ado-about-maybe-press-frenzy-over-patricks-plans">Much ado about "maybe"</a>: Did the press overreact to&nbsp;Gov.&nbsp;Deval&nbsp;Patrick's statement that he might "one day, but not the foreseeable future" run for president?</p></li><li class="p1"><p><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/tabloid-duped-national-enquirer-sued-libel">Tabloid duped</a>: Philip Seymour Hoffman's friend sues the National Enquirer for libel.</p></li><li class="p1"><p><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/cliche-crackdown-verbal-crutches-avoid">Cliche crackdown</a>: The Washington Post lists which words to avoid.</p></li><li class="p1"><p><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/veteran-wcvb-anchor-susan-wornick-signs">Susan&nbsp;Wornick&nbsp;signs off</a>: The veteran WCVB anchor retires from&nbsp;Channel 5.</p></li><li class="p1"><p><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-0">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: What our panel of journalists loved and hated in the media this week.</p></li></ul><p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:GreaterBoston@WGBH.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">GreaterBoston@WGBH.org</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 20989 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, Feb. 28 What's On Beat The Press Friday, Feb. 21 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-feb-21 <div></div><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/fcc-asks-how-newsrooms-make-decisions">Everyone wonders how newsrooms make decisions</a>. Now the government is asking.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/nbcs-emotional-bode-miller-coverage">Bode Miller </a><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/nbcs-emotional-bode-miller-coverage">interview</a>: We expect emotional storylines at the Olympics, but did NBC go over the top?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/public-media-station-accepts-then-returns-35-million">Public media transparency</a>: The pension peril becomes a costly mistake for a television&nbsp;station.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-5">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: What our panelists loved and hated in the media this week.</p></li></ul><p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:GreaterBoston@WGBH.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">GreaterBoston@WGBH.org</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 20771 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, Feb. 21 What's On Beat The Press Friday, Feb. 14 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-feb-14 <div></div><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/archbishop-sean-omalley-talks-globe-his-terms">Archbishop&nbsp;Sean O'Malley</a>: The Boston Globe got an interview, but under certain conditions.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/cable-consolidation-will-comcast-have-too-much-control">Your cable company just got massive</a>.&nbsp;What's the impact of Comcast buying Time Warner?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/samuel-jackson-mix">Samuel Jackson mix-up</a>: Does the media confuse famous black people?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-4">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: What our panel loved and hated in the media this week.</p></li></ul><p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:GreaterBoston@WGBH.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">GreaterBoston@WGBH.org</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:26:45 +0000 WGBH News 20662 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, Feb. 14 What's On Beat The Press Friday, Feb. 7 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-feb-7 <div></div><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/scott-browns-platform-fox-news">Scott Brown</a>: We examine the powerful platform the former United States senator is getting from Fox News.&nbsp;</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/medias-fascination-dylan-farrow-and-woody-allen">Woody Allen</a>: Dylan Farrow reignites allegations against the director, as the media takes sides.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/media-gloating-over-olympic-problems">Sochi</a>: Are American journalists gloating over problems at the Olympics?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: What our panelists loved and hated in the media this week.</p></li></ul><p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:GreaterBoston@WGBH.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">GreaterBoston@WGBH.org</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 05:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 20505 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, Feb. 7 What's On Beat The Press Friday, Jan. 31 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-jan-31 <div></div><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/jerry-remy-return-amid-sons-legal-trouble">Back in the booth</a>: Can sportscaster Jerry Remy do his job effectively if his son's murder trial leads the local news?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/long-form-storm-longer-better-or-bore">Long-form&nbsp;storm</a>: Is longer better or a bore?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/media-succumbs-bieberfest">Bieberfest</a>: Taking the press to task for obsessing over the Justin Bieber legal drama.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-and-raves-2">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: What our panelists loved and hated in the media this week.</p></li></ul><p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:GreaterBoston@WGBH.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">GreaterBoston@WGBH.org</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 05:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 20357 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, Jan. 31 What's On Beat The Press Friday, Jan. 24 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-jan-24 <div></div><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/remembering-chet-curtis-and-era-newscasts-he-helped-define">Chet Curtis</a>: Remembering the iconic news anchor and the era of newscasts he helped define.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/did-media-overblow-richard-shermans-memorable-outburst">Richard </a><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/did-media-overblow-richard-shermans-memorable-outburst">Sherman</a>: Did the public and the media overblow the Seattle Seahawks cornerback's memorable outburst?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/when-someones-transgender-status-relevant-news-story">Grantland</a>: When is someone's transgender status relevant to a news story?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-rants-and-raves">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: What our panelists loved and hated in the media this week.</p></li></ul><p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:GreaterBoston@WGBH.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">GreaterBoston@WGBH.org</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 20201 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, Jan. 24 What's On Beat The Press Friday, Jan. 17 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-jan-17 <div></div><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/did-keller-op-eds-cross-line">Fair speech</a>? Veteran journalists on the hot seat after&nbsp;criticizing&nbsp;a cancer patient's tweets.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/gabriel-shermans-new-expose-fox-news-chief-roger-ailes">Gabriel Sherman</a>: A new book pulls the curtain back on Fox News chief Roger Ailes.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/fair-or-foul-red-sox-reporter-dating-player">Safe at home?</a>: Should a sports reporter be criticized for dating a Red Sox player she covers?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-and-raves-0">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: Our panelists on what they loved and hated in the media this week.</p></li></ul><p class="p1"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:GreaterBoston@WGBH.org" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">GreaterBoston@WGBH.org</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 05:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 20044 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, Jan. 17 What's On Beat The Press Friday, Jan. 10 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-jan-10 <ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/dissecting-john-henrys-pledge-boston-globe">The Boston Globe</a>: Owner John Henry faces the cameras with a new pledge for his newspaper.&nbsp;</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/chris-christies-week-and-medias-role-political-scandal">Governor Chris Christie</a>: He fires an aide, faces the media, and says he's not a bully. The anatomy of political scandal.&nbsp;</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/cnn-dennis-rodmans-trip-north-korea-news"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dennis&nbsp;</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/cnn-dennis-rodmans-trip-north-korea-news">Rodman</a>:&nbsp;</span>CNN gives the "basketball diplomat" an outsized platform. Aren't his 15 minutes up yet?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-and-raves">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: Our panelists on what they hated and loved about the media this week.</p></li></ul><p class="p1">Email us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:GreaterBoston@WGBH.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">GreaterBoston@WGBH.org</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:17:01 +0000 WGBH News 19801 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat the Press Year in Review: The New Newspaper Owners http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-year-review-new-newspaper-owners <p>'Print is doomed' has been the long-held assumption ever since the Internet started pushing the business model for newspapers and magazines into obsolescence. But a funny thing happened in 2013 -- a bevy of new publishers disregarded that conventional wisdom.</p><p>(From the Dec. 20th, 2013 show) Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:32:26 +0000 Jeff Keating 19415 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat the Press Year in Review: The New Newspaper Owners Beat the Press Year in Review: The Leakers and the Media http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-year-review-leakers-and-media <p>A hacker, a soldier, and a spy. All three committed acts of defiance in the name of free information. Ordinarily, that's a cause most journalists would vigorously support, but for much of the media, the relationship with Bradley Manning, Aaron Swartz, and Edward Snowden has been uneasy at best.</p><p>(From the Dec. 20th, 2013 show) Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:25:12 +0000 Jeff Keating 19414 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat the Press Year in Review: The Leakers and the Media Media Crime And Punishment: Beat The Press Year In Review http://wgbhnews.org/post/media-crime-and-punishment-beat-press-year-review <p>This year, it seemed that <em>Beat the Press</em> was reporting once a month on someone from a high profile news organization who was forced to apologize for a reporting error or lapse in judgment. The missteps ran the gamut, and so did the punishments meted out by the bosses.</p><p>(From the Dec. 20th, 2013 show) Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:21:18 +0000 Jeff Keating 19413 at http://wgbhnews.org Media Crime And Punishment: Beat The Press Year In Review Beat the Press Year in Review: Media Obituaries http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-year-review-media-obituaries <p></p><p>A look at some of the notable media figures who passed away in 2013.</p><p>(From the Dec. 20th, 2013 show)</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:14:30 +0000 Jeff Keating 19412 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat the Press Year in Review: Media Obituaries Beat the Press Video: Not Welcome in Newtown http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-video-not-welcome-newtown <p>Anniversaries are regular fodder for news organizations. September 11th always gets recognition, and of course we just acknowledged the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. But, tomorrow's first anniversary of the mass shootings in Newtown Connecticut comes with a twist: the media is being asked to stay away. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:04:09 +0000 Jeff Keating 19251 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat the Press Video: Not Welcome in Newtown Beat the Press Video: The Globe's Crosby Coverage http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-video-globes-crosby-coverage <p>Steve Crosby, chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, has been at the center of some <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/12/08/gambling-commissioner-crosby-waited-months-reveal-personal-business-ties-owner-everett-casino-site/WF5gYFipge0nvEfcOfHYzM/story.html">tough reporting</a> by The Boston Globe. But inside the Globe, there may be some <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2013/12/10/crosby-recusal-shows-caution-commitment-high-standards/xUCzWcKGF3Qk6LBs46Q0RM/story.html">disagreement</a> over whether Crosby is getting a fair shake.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:00:08 +0000 Jeff Keating 19250 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat the Press Video: The Globe's Crosby Coverage Beat the Press Video: Exposing the Darknet http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-video-exposing-darknet <p>Here on Beat the Press, we've long talked about the dark corners of the internet and the depravity you'll find there. Sometimes, exposing vile and illicit material serves a public interest, but other times it's best to just leave it alone. The hard part is knowing where to draw that line.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:51:15 +0000 Jeff Keating 19249 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat the Press Video: Exposing the Darknet Beat the Press Video: Rants and Raves http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-video-rants-and-raves-28 <p>Our panel's media rants and raves for the week of December 13, 2013.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/D1nDw-zatZo?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:39:17 +0000 Jeff Keating 19248 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat the Press Video: Rants and Raves Beat the Press Video: Remembering Mandela http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-video-remembering-mandela <p>Very few individuals attain the status of beloved global icons, and Nelson Mandela was one of them. How does the media put his life in proper context? Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:24:54 +0000 Jeff Keating 19100 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat the Press Video: Remembering Mandela Beat the Press Video: Airing the Newtown 911 Calls http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-video-airing-newtown-911-calls <p>The community of Newtown, CT, had been dreading the release of the 911 audio recordings from last year's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The media fought to make the recordings public, but whether they aired them was a different matter.</p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:18:10 +0000 Jeff Keating 19099 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat the Press Video: Airing the Newtown 911 Calls Beat the Press Video: Too Good to Verify http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-video-too-good-verify <p></p><p>It was a <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/this-epic-note-passing-war-on-a-delayed-flight-wins-thanksgi">perfect story</a> for the hectic Thanksgiving travel season: an aggravated airline passenger got snappish, and then got her comeuppance on Twitter. The tale turned out to be <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/the-truth-behind-that-epic-note-passing-war-on-a-thanksgivin">fake</a>, but the media outlets that ran the story don’t seem to care. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:07:23 +0000 Jeff Keating 19097 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat the Press Video: Too Good to Verify Beat The Press Video: The JFK Assassination Then and Now http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-video-jfk-assassination-then-and-now <p>We hardly need reminding that 50 years ago was a more innocent and trusting time – and a time when the news media was on the cusp of transformation.</p><p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 01:37:31 +0000 WGBH News 18791 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat The Press Video: The JFK Assassination Then and Now Beat The Press Video: MSNBC's Potty-Mouth Problem http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-video-msnbcs-potty-mouth-problem <p>Maybe it’s the overheated cable-TV environment, or maybe there’s something in the water at Rockefeller Center. Whatever the cause, MSNBC seems to have a civility issue and a recent meltdown by Martin Bashir may be the worst example yet. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:05:13 +0000 WGBH News 18796 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat The Press Video: MSNBC's Potty-Mouth Problem Beat The Press Video: GateHouse Struggling With Community News http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-video-gatehouse-struggling-community-news <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">GateHouse, arguably the largest news conglomerate in the state, publishes more than 100 local newspapers in Eastern Massachusetts. But now the chain is closing some of its weekly papers to regroup.</span> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:04:40 +0000 WGBH News 18789 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat The Press Video: GateHouse Struggling With Community News Beat The Press Video: Rants And Raves http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-video-rants-and-raves-27 <p>Our panel's rants and raves for the week of Nov. 22.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:04:22 +0000 WGBH News 18790 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat The Press Video: Rants And Raves What Will John Henry Do With The Worcester Telegram and Gazette? http://wgbhnews.org/post/what-will-john-henry-do-worcester-telegram-and-gazette <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Even before the sale was final, Red Sox owner John Henry paid a visit to The Boston Globe. He’s reportedly been back several times since, but has yet to make a visit to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, which he also now owns, prompting some anxiety in the Heart of the Commonwealth.</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:53:50 +0000 WGBH News 18636 at http://wgbhnews.org What Will John Henry Do With The Worcester Telegram and Gazette?