Beat the Press http://wgbhnews.org en Beat The Press Market Basket Encore http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-market-basket-encore <p>Missed our Aug. 8 Market Basket <a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/media-taking-sides-market-basket-dispute">segment</a> on whether the media was taking sides? No worries: we're replaying it tonight.&nbsp;</p><p>Also in the show: whether or not journalists should have been doing the ice bucket challenge, how the press was stoking fears over the Ebola outbreak, and our panel's rants and raves of the week.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:51 +0000 WGBH News 28483 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat The Press Market Basket Encore What's On Beat The Press Friday, Aug. 15 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-aug-15 <ul><li class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/unrest-ferguson-press-crossfire">Riots or demonstrations?</a> The struggle for truth and facts in covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. &nbsp;</li></ul><ul><li class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/sunday-shake-david-gregory-out-chuck-todd-meet-press">Sunday shake-up</a>:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">David Gregory is out and Chuck Todd is in</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;as host of "Meet the Press."</span></li></ul><ul><li class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/did-press-slide-stereotypes-beacon-hill-ramp-coverage">Beacon Hill brouhaha</a>: Did the Boston press fall for easy stereotypes on a story about sidewalk ramps?</li></ul><ul><li class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-21">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: This week in media.</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, 15 Aug 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 27897 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, Aug. 8 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-aug-8 <ul class="ul1"><li class="li1"><span class="s1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/should-journalists-do-ice-bucket-challenge-air">Ice Bucket Challenge</a></span>: The cause may be worthy, but should news personalities do the dare on air?</li></ul><ul class="ul1"><li class="li1"><span class="s1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/media-taking-sides-market-basket-dispute">Market Basket dispute</a></span>: Has the media taken sides?</li></ul><ul class="ul1"><li class="li3"><span class="s1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/ebola-outbreak-press-stoking-fears">Ebola outbreak</a></span>: How the press is stoking fears. &nbsp;</li></ul><ul class="ul1"><li class="li3"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-20"><span class="s1">Rants &amp; Raves</span></a>: This week in media.</li></ul><p class="li3"><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, 08 Aug 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 27588 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, Aug. 1 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-aug-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's an encore presentation of Beat the Press:</span></p><ul><li><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/tweet-prompts-npr-warning-staffers">Twitter censor</a></span>: A tweet prompts an NPR warning to its staffers.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/when-headlines-distract-story">A headline goes too far?</a></span>&nbsp;When being provocative overpowers the message.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/mass-confusion-perils-quoting-first-responders">"Mass confusion"</a>: The perils of quoting first responders.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/whitewashing-news-google-and-facebook-have-their-own-agenda">Whitewashing the news</a></span>: Facebook and Google accused of manipulating the news you see.</p></li></ul><p><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, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 27296 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, July 25 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-july-25 <ul><li><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/sensitivity-mh17-coverage">Coverage of MH17</a>, and the fine line between stoking public outrage, and grossing people out.</li></ul><ul><li>After the return of a mission New Hampshire teen, <a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/right-privacy-or-right-know">how hard should the media press for answers</a>?</li></ul><ul><li><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/anchorman-or-pitchman">Anchorman or pitchman?</a> Should journalists do product endorsements?</li></ul><ul><li>Our media <a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-rants-and-raves-1">rants and raves</a> of the week.</li></ul><div> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 26944 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, July 18 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-july-18 <ul><li class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/misogyny-sports-radio-apology-enough">Another sports radio host in hot water for sexist comments</a>. Does an apology cut it?</li></ul><ul><li class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/illegal-immigration-when-journalism-and-activism-collide">Illegal immigration</a>: When journalism and activism collide.</li></ul><ul><li class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/reporting-rape-new-york-times-embroiled-debate-campus-sexual-assault">"Reporting Rape"</a>:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;A story about a campus assault puts the New York Times in the middle of a roiling public debate.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></li></ul><ul><li class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-19">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: What our panel of journalism experts loved and hated in the media this week.</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, 18 Jul 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 26651 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, July 11 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-july-11 <ul><li><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/tweet-prompts-npr-warning-staffers">Twitter censor</a></span>: A tweet prompts an NPR warning to its staffers.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/when-headlines-distract-story">A headline goes too far?</a></span>&nbsp;When being provocative overpowers the message.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/mass-confusion-perils-quoting-first-responders"><span class="s1">"Mass confusion"</span></a>: The perils of quoting first responders.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/whitewashing-news-google-and-facebook-have-their-own-agenda">Whitewashing the news</a></span>: Facebook and Google accused of manipulating the news you see.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-18">Rants &amp; Raves</a></span>: 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, 11 Jul 2014 15:11:25 +0000 WGBH News 26321 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat The Press Fourth Of July Special http://wgbhnews.org/post/beat-press-fourth-july-special <p>We're celebrating the Fourth of July with a civics lesson rooted in the Fourth Estate and some recent cases in which the First Amendment clashed with the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 25991 at http://wgbhnews.org Beat The Press Fourth Of July Special What's On Beat The Press Friday, June 27 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-june-27 <ul><li><p><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/anchors-away-sawyer-muir-out">Anchors away!</a> Diane Sawyer steps down, and David Muir steps in at ABC News.</p></li><li><p class="p1">The Supreme Court pulled the plug on Aereo, but is the <a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/aereo-ruling-victory-or-setback-tv-industry">ruling a victory or a setback</a> for the TV industry?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/risky-reporting-al-jazeera-convictions-spark-outcry-worldwide">Risky reporting</a>: The worldwide outcry after Al Jazeera journalists are jailed for doing their job.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/weasel-words-gambling-versus-gaming">Is it "gaming" or "gambling"?</a> How the media buys into weasel words that affect the debate . &nbsp;</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-17">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: This week in media.</p></li></ul><p><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, 27 Jun 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 25681 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, June 20 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-june-20 <ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/pundit-problem-neocons-point-fingers-over-iraq">Pundit problem?</a>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Iraq falls apart,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">are discredited voices from the far-right being given an outsized platform?</span></span></p></li><li><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/fit-print-outrage-over-image-dead-child">Fit to print?</a> We weigh in on the uproar over a heartbreaking image from the aftermath of a tornado.</span></p></li><li><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/online-comments-do-they-add-value">Online comments</a>: Do they add value?</span></p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/wizard-oz-tough-medicine-tv-doctor">Dr. Oz on the hot seat</a>: The TV doc gets an earful from Congress for making questionable claims.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-16">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, 20 Jun 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 25366 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, June 13 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-june-13 <ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/trial-century-how-simpson-case-changed-media">The original TV trial</a>:&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">20 years later, we look at how the OJ trial changed the media.&nbsp;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/clinton-conundrum-when-should-campaign-coverage-start">Clinton conundrum</a>: Is Hillary Clinton getting free press and a free pass as she considers a presidential run?</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/controversial-column-george-will-questions-sex-assault-stats">Controversial column</a>: George Will questioned sex assault stats, and critics have said it should cost him his job. &nbsp;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-15">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: This week in media.</span></li></ul><p><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="color: rgb(12, 76, 162); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; 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, 13 Jun 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 25013 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, June 6 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-june-6 <p></p><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/bergdahl-ordeal-was-media-manipulated">Bergdahl ordeal</a>: The media gets caught in the middle in the dispute over Bowe Bergdhal.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/journalism-lesson-real-impact-phony-news">Journalism lesson</a>: What can journalists learn from fake news?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/access-denied-who-gets-press-pass-privileges">Access denied</a>: Why some journalists are missing out on the privilege of a press pass.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-14">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, 06 Jun 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 24676 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, June 6 What's On Beat The Press Friday, May 30 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-may-30 <ul><li class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/medias-rush-explain-mass-shooting">Misogyny and the media</a>: A mass shooting, a manifesto, and the rush to explain.</li></ul><ul><li class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/media-circus-surrounding-aaron-hernandez">Courtroom scolding</a>: Accusations of a media circus surrounding the Aaron Hernandez trial.</li></ul><ul><li class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/our-advice-new-graduates-journalism">Pearls of wisdom</a>: Our panel's advice for new journalism grads.</li></ul><ul><li class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/nothing-funny-about-bostoncoms-serial-tickler">Tickler tall tale</a>: A viral Boston.com post misses the mark.</li></ul><ul><li class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-13">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: This week in media.</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, 30 May 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 24344 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, May 23 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-may-23 <div><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/digging-too-deep-nbc-news-seeks-belfast-tapes">Digging too deep?</a> NBC News asks that Boston College's Belfast Project be unsealed.&nbsp;</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/abramson-fallout-sexism-accusation-lingers">Abramson&nbsp;fallout</a>: M</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ore scrutiny after the former New York Times editor is fired.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://youtu.be/Bvwm8xZ-NyU">Digital downer</a>: The curtain is pulled back at the Times after an internal report is leaked.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://youtu.be/Bvwm8xZ-NyU?t=5m54s">Out-of-towner</a>: John Henry sells Worcester's newspaper, not to a local buyer, but to a Florida group.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-12">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: This week in media.</span></li></ul><p><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></div><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 24025 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, May 16 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-may-16 <div></div><ul><li><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/trying-times-paper-fires-jill-abramson">Trying times</a>: Turmoil at the New York Times as Executive Editor Jill&nbsp;Abramson&nbsp;is fired.</li></ul><ul><li><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/naming-right-globe-identifies-fbi-agent">Naming right?</a> The Boston Globe identifies the local FBI agent at the center of a controversial shooting.</li></ul><ul><li><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/barbara-walters-signs">It&nbsp;seems&nbsp;Barbara Walters has&nbsp;interviewed&nbsp;everyone</a>. Now, she's ready to retire.</li></ul><ul><li><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-11">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: What our panel of journalism experts had to say about this week in media.</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, 16 May 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 23670 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, May 16 What's On Beat The Press Friday, May 9 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-may-9 <ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/monica-lewinsky-back-news">Back in the spotlight</a>: Monica Lewinsky's essay in Vanity Fair sent the media into overdrive.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/bashing-boston-do-racist-tweets-reflect-city">Bashing Boston</a>: A crushing loss for the Bruins ignites racist rants across Twitter.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/survey-shows-most-journalists-democrats-middle-aged-under-paid">Portrait of a journalist</a>: A new survey singles out "men of a certain age."</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-10">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: What our panel of journalism experts had to say about 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, 09 May 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 23349 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, May 2 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-may-2 <p></p><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/sketchy-scoops-do-reporting-ends-justify-means"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A reporter’s </span>conundrum</a>: If the story is hot, does it matter how you got it?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/piling-media-plays-blame-game">The piling-on effect</a>: How the deck is stacked against DCF.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/ripped-print-reporter-lashes-out">Ripped off</a>: How one newspaper reporter responded to hearing his hard work read back to him on the radio.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-9">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, 02 May 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 22994 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, May 2 What's On Beat The Press Friday, April 25 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-april-25 <p></p><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/racist-rancher-coverage">A Nevada rancher's racist rants</a>: When are extreme views newsworthy?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/shakedown-or-takedown-pastor-bruce-wall-lashes-out-boston-globe">Shakedown or takedown?</a> Boston minister Bruce Wall&nbsp;accuses the Boston Globe of&nbsp;assaulting his character.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/nbcs-longest-running-news-program-showing-tarnish">Slipping ratings for NBC's "Meet the Press"</a>: Are the&nbsp;Sunday&nbsp;talk shows still relevant?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-8">Rants &amp; Raves</a>: What our panel of journalists had to say about 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, 25 Apr 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 22670 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, April 25 What's On Beat The Press Friday, April 18 http://wgbhnews.org/post/whats-beat-press-friday-april-18 <p></p><ul><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/pulitzer-prize-fight-controversies-over-journalism-award">Prize fight</a>: The prestigious Pulitzer is under fire for&nbsp;this&nbsp;year's journalism awards.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/assessing-anniversary-coverage-marathon-bombings">Marathon bombing anniversary coverage</a>: When does the media go from covering Boston Strong, to being too close to it?</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/touch-1061-takedown-feds-raid-unlicensed-radio-station">Touch 106.1 takedown</a>: The FCC raided the unlicensed radio station.</p></li><li><p class="p1"><a href="http://wgbhnews.org/post/rants-raves-week-media-7">Rants and Raves</a>: What our panel had to say about 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, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:01 +0000 WGBH News 22313 at http://wgbhnews.org What's On Beat The Press Friday, April 18 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