NPR’s Eric Deggans returns to the host’s chair for this week’s packed Reliable Sources.
Its investigation into the Benghazi attack made waves when it aired two weeks ago, but on Friday the venerable CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” was forced to admit its reporting on the story was flawed. Bill Carter of the New York Times, Kelly McBride of Poynter and David Brock of Media Matters will dissect what went wrong.
Twitter made its stock market debut this week and its shares skyrocketed on their first day of trading. Despite never turning a profit, the social media site is now valued at over $24 billion. So what does the future hold for the publicly traded Twitter? We’ll get answers from Jeff Bercovici of Forbes and Sarah Lacy of Pando Daily.
NBC News’s payment for video footage of the collision of two planes carrying a team of skydivers has led to allegations of “checkbook journalism.” Did NBC cross an ethical line? We’ll ask McBride and Paul Farhi of the Washington Post.
The inner workings of the Miami Dolphins locker room have been under the media microscope this week after offensive lineman Jonthan Martin left the team and allegations swirled that he had been bullied by teammate Richie Incognito. Incognito has been suspended pending an investigation. So was it bullying or hazing, and how can reporters get to the bottom of the story? Two sports columnists, Dave Hyde of the Sun-Sentinel and Christine Brennan of USA Today join us to break down the coverage and discuss the challenges of reporting on a story where the facts are so subjective.
Tune in Sunday at 11am ET.