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Your Call: The midterm elections and the end of alternative weeklies?

Oct 24, 2014

On the October 24th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Super PACs. Once again, the midterm elections are projected to be the most expensive in US history. We'll also discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling that allows Texas to enforce a voter-I.D. law and the unexpected closure of the San Francisco Bay Guardian. We’ll be joined by the Center for Public Integrity’s Dave Levinthal, McClatchy’s Mike Doyle and 48 hills’ Tim Redmond. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Dave Levinthal, senior political reporter Center for Public Integrity

Tim Redmond, founder of 48hills, a progressive daily on line newspaper

Mike Doyle, reporter in the D.C. bureau of McClatchy newspapers

Web Resources:

McClatchy: Legal questions loom in Blackwater convictions

McClatchy: Court allows Texas to require photo IDs for voting

Center for Public Integrity: Super PACs exploit disclosure loophole

Washington Post: 2014 will be the most expensive midterm election ever

48 hills: Is the Left in SF dead? Um, no …

Slate: The Decline and Fall of the San Francisco Bay Guardian

Kudos of the week:

New Yorker: The Obama Brief

The Texas Tribune: Control Eluded State Leaders in Ebola Crisis