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Where Is the Media?

Traditionally thought of as a 'check' against injustice and abuses of power, the media has recently been criticized for being absent in that role. Corporate consolidation, a devotion to ratings and the bottom line, and the influence of government all leave the public wondering whether the traditional media has it given up its investigative credentials and become too embedded? Is it really covering important stories courageously and without bias, or has alternative media (blogs, documentaries and satirical spins on hard news) assumed the role of speaking truth to power. In a celebrity-driven culture, are news organizations driving content or is the audience? Co-presented by the Center for American Progress.

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John Podesta
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Matt Cooper
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Todd Purdum
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Farai Chideya
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Eric Alterman
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Jehane Noujaim
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Stephen Gaghan
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