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Today on Your Call: From the Super Bowl to Sochi and World Cup in Brazil


On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the Super Bowl, the most watched sporting event in the US with advertisers paying up to $4 million for 30 second TV spots. We’ll also talk about the Brazil World Cup protests and unpaid migrant workers in Sochi, Russia. We’ll be joined by the Nation’s Dave Zirin, the Washington Post’s Kathy Lally joins us from Sochi, Russia and Independent journalist Lucy Jordan joins us from  Brazil. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Kathy Lally, Washington Post’s Moscow bureau chief

Lucy Jordan, freelance journalist, based in Brasília

Dave Zirin, Nation’s sports correspondent and author of Game Over; How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down

Web Resources

Edge of Sports: Richard Sherman’s Latest and his Refusal to Be a Brand

Washington Post:Olympic building besets Russia’s Sochi

The Guardian: Voices of Brazil: the health worker who believes in the power of protest

AP: Protests against World Cup planned in Brazil

Nieman lab: In Brazil, Mídia NINJA’s indie journalists are gaining attention and sparking controversy

Earth First: Russia Cracks Down on Green Activism Ahead of Sochi Olympics

Policy Mic: Super Bowl 2014 is Being Supported By Your Hard-Earned Tax Dollars

DW: Olympics on the backs of the workers