WATCH: Stranger the Fiction; Cutting the Cord; Gloomy Forecast

March 3, 2017

In this week's edition of "Beat the Press," host Emily Rooney (@emilyrooneywgbh) and her panel discuss the media's practice of fact checking and whether the audience is really listening. A new study concluded that while facts may change minds, they don't change how people vote. Then the panel weighs in on YouTube announcing it will become the latest competitor in an already saturated streaming market. The Google-owned video site said this week it will join the likes of Netflix, Hulu and others in the video-on-demand world and soon offer an alternative to traditional cable. Finally, the panel shares their thoughts on Warren Buffett's gloomy prediction this week that only the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and -maybe- The Washington Post will survive the industry's digital revolution. Joining Emily this week are Northeastern University journalism professor Dan Kennedy (@dankennedy_nu), Callie Crossley (@CallieCrossley) of WGBH News, Josh Benton (@jbenton) of the Nieman Journalism Lab, and Susie Banikarim (@banikarim) of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard.

Stranger Than Fiction - New Study Questions Impact of Fact Checking

Cutting the Cord - YouTube Unveils Alternative to Cable

Gloomy Forecast - Warren Buffett's Newspaper Prediction

Rants & Raves - The panelists offer their rants and raves over some of what happened in the media world this past week


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