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Friday Media Roundtable: "The world's most dangerous beat"


On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. How has the 24-hour news-cycle changed the reporting on tragedies like the killings in Newtown, Connecticut?  Are renewed calls for gun control for real?  And what about the fiscal cliff negotiations?  We’ll be joined by veteran DC reporter Kevin Hall and Istanbul-based freelance journalist Justin Vela, who’s back from a year covering what’s been called “the world’s most dangerous beat”: Syria.  It’s the Your Call media roundtable, with Matt Martin and you.


Kevin Hall, National Economics Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers

Justin Vela, an Istanbul-based freelance journalist

Web Resources:

McClatchy: Gun makers fret as gun control consensus gains steam

Foreign Policy: The Most Dangerous Beat on Earth

Salon: Don’t trust the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre

Guardian: Syrian crisis triggers massive UN aid appeal