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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 Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.