WATCH: Cover Story; Alternative Facts?; Off The Rails; Rants & Raves

August 18, 2017

Cover Story

If pictures are worth a thousand words, then artwork may well be worth a million. This week, three national magazines released covers so powerful it almost looked like they coordinated the effort in response to what President Trump said about the events in Charlottesville.

Alternative Facts

It’s fair to say virtually no one saw the protests in Charlottesville coming with the force they did and, while the press is still sorting out some of the facts, one thing is clear: there are not two sides to this story.

Off the Rails

When a source says a conversation is "off the record," a journalist cannot use the information. However, both source and reporter must agree to the terms.In two recent cases, no such agreement was made and, in the end, the men at the center of both episodes are out of their jobs in the White House.

Rants and Raves

A review of the week in media.

 

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney is joined at the WGBH Studio at the Boston Public Library by Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University, Callie Crossley of WGBH News, former CNN White Correspondent Dan Lothian and Joanna Weiss, a freelance journalist.


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