Rula Jebreal and Jeffrey Goldberg discuss coverage of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict; Maziar Bahari on the recent arrests of journalists in Iran and his time spent in an Iranian prison
By Jamie Gray, CNN
We’ve got a packed show this Sunday. NPR’s David Folkenflik will be our guest host.
Last week’s not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial resulted in anger, nationwide protests and a week-long media debate about the racial fairness of the justice system. We’ll examine the media’s reaction to the verdict, as well as President Obama’s comments on the verdict and on race with our guests, Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times, radio talk show host Callie Crossley and National Journal’s Ron Brownstein.
Rolling Stone touched off a firestorm when it put accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its front cover this week, leading critics to accuse the music magazine of glorifying a terrorist. Are these charges fair? We’ll ask Mark Jurkowitz of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, Kevin Cullen of the Boston Globe and National Geographic’s Keith Jenkins.
Mark Leibovich’s new book “This Town” has exposed the overly cozy relationship between Washington journalists and their sources. We’ll discuss the reaction to his revelations with Jim Warren of the New York Daily News, Molly Ball of The Atlantic and the Washington Post’s Carlos Lozada.
After secret recordings emerge of a contentious meeting between Rupert Murdoch and reporters from The Sun, we’ll talk to Louise Mensch, former MP and current Sun columnist about the state of Murdoch’s News Corporation empire.
Finally, Bill Lamb, general manager of WDRB in Louisville will tell us why his network has banned the use of the term “breaking news.”
Tune in this Sunday at 11am ET.