With the recent abduction and assumed murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, we look at why he was targeted and the state of anti-journalism forces in Saudi Arabia and worldwide with two experts: Committee to Protect Journalists deputy executive director Robert Mahoney and Saudi Arabia expert and former Post Middle East reporter Thomas Lippman. Great insight into this tragic issue.
We talk about the state of news jobs and their future with News Guild President Bernie Lunzer, who offered great insight into improved job protections at major newsrooms as well as the union's expansion into non-traditional platforms. But also updates on how the Guild is seeking new legislation to protect reporter safety and offer incentives to employers to hire more journalists.
Talk radio is the focus of this episode as I interview Michael Harrison, the longtime editor and publisher of TALKERS magazine and Talkers.com. We discuss the state of talk radio on all platforms, as well as why it draws more conservative listeners than liberals. He also offers some insight into the early days of music radio, where he got his start.
Our second episode is an in-depth look at coverage of sexual assault in light of the Brett Kavanagh hearings and the recent #MeToo movement.
I speak with three experts on trauma and journalism on what is being done by today's reporters both right and wrong.
My first episode includes an in-depth discussion with White House Correspondents Association President Olivier Knox, who reveals that several members of the White House press corps have obtained personal security details due to "credible" anti-press threats. He also offers insight into how the daily press briefings have been reduced and what the WHCA does beyond its annual dinner.