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Your Call: The role of media in the 2016 election


On the Nov 11th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a post mortem of the media’s role in Election 2016? Donald Trump’s victory has sent shock waves across the globe.

What role did the media play in his rise, and what should its role be now?  How does the downsizing of news media – and the fact that news reaches us through the filters of Facebook and Twitter – shape political coverage?  Join us live at 10 am with Mark Hertsgaard, and you.


Lance Williams,  senior investigative reporter for The Center for Investigative Reporting

Richard Gizbert,  host of The Listening Post, the media watch broadcast on Al Jazeera English

John Nichols, national correspondent for the Nation magazine, and co-author with Robert McChesney of the new book, People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy

Web Resources:

Al Jazeera English: The Listening Post

Reveal: This was the first presidential election in the new era of voting rights

The Nation: It Really Is That Bad