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Today on Your Call: Media Roundtable with Andrea Seabrook & Michael Massing


On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week we’ll have a conversation with Andrea Seabrook, former Capital Hill reporter for NPR. She says reporters need to stop coddling lawmakers, stop buying their red team, blue team narrative and ask harder questions of them. We’ll also talk about campaign coverage with the New York Review of Books Michael Massing. Where did you the best reporting this week? Join us live at 10 PDT or send an leave a comment here. It’s Your Call, with Matt Martin and you.


Andrea Seabrook, a former Congressional Correspondent for NPR and founder of media project DecodeDC

Michael Massing, a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and Columbia Journalism Review

Web Resources:

New York Review of Books: What Do Swing-State Voters Think? Why We Don’t Know

CJR: Embed moderator

NPR: NPR's Seabrook Reflects On A 'Broken Washington'

Andrea Seabrook's DecodeDC

San Francisco event to support DecodeDC

The Atlantic: The New Price of American Politics

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.