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Beat the Press Audio Podcast April 03, 2009

WGBH's Greater Boston presents Beat the Press - a look at media issues in Boston and beyond. Topics this week: WHDH upsets NBC with plans to broadcast more local news instead of Jay Leno; was the press coverage of Marian Walsh unfair?; A Hartford, Conn., newspaper merges with two TV stations.

Beat the Press Audio Podcast April 03, 2009

Beat the Press Audio Podcast April 17, 2009

WGBH's Greater Boston presents Beat the Press - a look at media issues in Boston and beyond. Topics this week: The latest on the crisis facing The Boston Globe,; Court TV's founder proposes a new online news business model; Homeland Security tries to manage the news; and the secret to Glenn Beck's success

Beat the Press Audio Podcast April 17, 2009

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Aug. 01, 2008

WGBH's Greater Boston presents Beat the Press - a look at media issues in Boston and beyond. Topics this week: Remembering longtime Boston newsman Jim Thistle, a Providence reporter resigns over the direction his station is going, Hulu.com attacks TV pirates and why the ranks of newspaper ombudsmen are shrinking.

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Aug. 01, 2008

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Dec. 14, 2007

WGBH's Greater Boston presents Beat the Press. Topics this week - winter storm coverage, Des Moines debates, Chris Daly and his run-in with The Washington Post, and privacy concerns surrounding the Tufts Naked Quad Run.

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Dec. 14, 2007

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Feb. 01, 2008

WGBH's Greater Boston presents Beat the Press. Topics this week - local media's coverage of the Patriots before the Super Bowl, WRKO's Tom Finneran takes a lobbying job, The Washington Post's new magazine for African-Americans and the media trivializes the Obama-Clinton "snub."

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Feb. 01, 2008

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Jan. 25, 2008

WGBH's Greater Boston presents Beat the Press. Topics this week - growing evidence that the press just doesn't like Hillary Clinton, newsroom cuts, and Fox 25 anchors take a lie detector test.

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Jan. 25, 2008

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Jan. 23, 2009

WGBH's Greater Boston presents Beat the Press - a look at media issues in Boston and beyond. Topics this week: Caroline Kennedy takes a beating from the press after she withdraws her name as a US Senate candidate; the first White House news briefing gets testy; the Presidential Inauguration draws crowds to the Internet; and personal tycoons set their sights on major newspapers.

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Jan. 23, 2009

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Jan. 18, 2008

WGBH's Greater Boston presents Beat the Press. Topics this week - An AP reporter argues with Mitt Romney, Randy Moss addresses assault claims, Metro Boston up for sale, and Ms. Magazine rejects a pro-Israel ad.

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Jan. 18, 2008

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Jan. 16, 2009

WGBH's Greater Boston presents Beat the Press - a look at media issues in Boston and beyond. Topics this week: A New York plane crash puts cold weather coverage on ice; Boston University's new investigative journalism initiative; a new Boston-based international news Web site launches; and should the diversity of the White House press corps matter?

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Jan. 16, 2009

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Jan. 11, 2008

WGBH's Greater Boston presents Beat the Press. Topics this week - the New Hampshire primary coverage, Roger Clemens' media blitz, and Parade magazine's Bhutto cover.

Beat the Press Audio Podcast Jan. 11, 2008

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