Media Roundtable: Covering white supremacists & the Monsanto trial
On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss NPR’s interview with Jason Kessler, organizer of Unite the Right rallies, and the Monsanto trial.
The interview with Kessler sparked widespread criticism for giving white supremacists a platform. How should media outlets cover white supremacists and white nationalist groups?
We’ll also discuss the stunning Monsanto verdict. A jury recently ruled that the company was liable for a terminally ill man’s cancer. Dewayne Johnson, a Bay Area schools groundskeeper, has been awarded $289 million in damages.
Will Sommer, reporter for the Daily Beast
Carey Gillam, journalist, public interest researcher for US Right to Know, and author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science