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Media Roundtable: Global press freedom & the state of the media in 2018


  On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss role of the media in the Trump era. The New York Review of Books’ Michael Massing notes that Trump is both the product and the servant of an entrenched system — one that news organizations generally fail to challenge.

Also, 2018 has been a deadly year for journalists. The number of journalists murdered for their reporting has almost doubled. For the third year in a row, more than 251 journalists are behind bars around the globe.


Dr. Courtney Radsch, advocacy director at the Committee to Protect Journalists

Michael Massing, contributor to ​The New York Review of Books and author of Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind

Web Resources:

Le Monde Diplomatique: Journalism in the age of Trump

CPJ: Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.