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Today on Your Call: Friday media Roundtable

(Photo/Caitlin Constantine, staff) Journalists in need of a caffeine infusion line up in the Google Media Lounge.

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation about media coverage of the Republican National Convention. 15,000 journalists are in Tampa, Florida covering the convention. Who’s going beyond the scripted speeches? We’ll also talk about the raging conflict in Syria. We’ll be joined by Columbia Journalism Review’s Justin Peters, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting’s Trevor Aaronson, and the Guardian’s Luke Harding. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you


Justin Peters, the editor-at-large for the Columbia Journalism Review. He has written for numerous publications including Slate, The Washington Monthly and The New York Times.

Trevor Aaronson,  the associate director of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. His forthcoming book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism will be out in January of 2013.

Luke Harding, an award-winning foreign correspondent with the Guardian. He has reported from Delhi, Berlin and Moscow and has covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya and Syria. He is the author of Mafia State: How one reporter became an enemy of the brutal new Russia, Informants,” which exposes the massive network of FBI informants operating today in U.S. Muslim communities

Web Resources:

CJR: A celebration of access in Tampa

Buzz Machine: Reporters: Why are you in Tampa?

WUSFL: Google Lounge: A Haven for Journalists

The Guardian: Egyptian leader stuns Iran with plea to back Syrian

The Guardian: Syria: the point of no return