Media Roundtable: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan & super PAC spending ahead of the midterms
On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the surge of violence in Afghanistan. In recent weeks, more than 200 people, including 34 students, have been killed by ISIS and Taliban forces.
We’ll also talk about Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to eight felonies, including two campaign finance violations. How are reporters covering campaign finance law, political corruption, and the infusion of dark money into political campaigns?
Jim Tankersley, tax and economics reporter with The New York Times
Carrie Levine, investigative reporter covering the influence of money in politics for the Center for Public Integrity
Ali Latifi, freelance journalist based in Kabul
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