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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable


On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the mass shootings in Colorado and ongoing protests over the police shootings in Anaheim. We’ll also talk about the one-year anniversary of the bomb and shooting attacks in Norway. We’ll be joined by the Denver Post’s Chuck Murphy, New America Media’s Roberto Lovato, and freelance journalist Oyvind Strommen joins us from Oslo. Join us at 10am PST or post a comment on Yourcallradio.org. Where did you see the best reporting this week?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


James Grimaldi, a senior writer for The Wall Street Journal.  He joined the Journal in 2012 after more than a dozen years at The Washington Post, where he won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for uncovering the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal and he worked on the year long “The Hidden Life of Guns” series, which won the 2010 Freedom of Information Medal awarded by Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Roberto Lovato, a founding member of Presente.org and a writer and commentator with New America Media. He is a frequent contributor to The Nation and the Huffington Post and his work has appeared in a number of national and International outlets including the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Salon and La Opinion

Øyvind Strømmen, a Norwegian author and freelance journalist and the author of Eurofascism. Øyvind was awarded Freelance Journalist of the Year in 2011 for his research and his book on right-wing extremist groups in Norway

Web Resources:

Washington Post: Hidden Life of Guns

Fox news: Anaheim Protesters Are Not to Blame, Police Are

CSM: Why gun sales spike after mass shootings: It's not what you might think

Guardian: Far-right anti-Muslim network on rise globally as Breivik trial opens