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Media Roundtable: Reporters Covering Politics & Democracy

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the states of political journalism at a time when the United State is facing major issues, including attacks on democracy, the pandemic, the climate crisis, voter suppression, rising inequality and a lack of affordable healthcare. How are the media covering these pressing issues?


John Nichols, national-affairs correspondent for The Nation and author of several books, including The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace's Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics

Dan Froomkin, editor of Press Watch and former reporter with The Intercept, HuffPost, and The Washington Post

Web Resources:

Press Watch: Political journalists are both-siding a “crisis” caused entirely by the GOP

The Nation: Has Big Pharma Bought Enough Democrats to Derail Biden’s Plan?

The Washington Post: For one Capitol reporter, Jan. 6 was the final straw — but he had watched a crisis brew for years

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
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.