WATCH: Misogynist Missive?; Chilling Effect?; Bot or Not?; Rants & Raves

August 11, 2017

Misogynist Missive?: A Google employee was fired this week over an internal memo he wrote describing why he thinks more women aren’t in engineering positions. But was the message really what the media portrayed it to be?
 
Chilling Effect?: Two instances this week of media companies dealing with defamation lawsuits paint an unsettling picture of the damage legal action can cause to major outlets.
 
Trump Twitter Fan: The president thought he was responding to a young woman purporting to be a huge fan, but news hounds found this twitter user was not quite what she seemed.
 
Rants and Raves: A review of the week in media.
 
On this week’s edition of Beat the Press from the WGBH News studio at the Boston Public Library, Emily Rooney is joined by Adam Reilly of WGBH News; Dan Lothian, a former CNN White House Correspondent; Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University; and Josh Benton of the Nieman Journalism Lab.


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