Episode for April 24, 2023
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Today Fox news fired Tucker Carlson and CNN fired Don Lemon. It’s being called a “media massacre” so I called some of the smartest people in media to ask them about it…..
Elie Mystal is The Nation‘s justice correspondent—covering the courts, the criminal justice system, and politics—and the force behind the magazine’s monthly column “Objection!” He is also an Alfred Knobler Fellow at the Type Media Center. He can be followed @ElieNYC.
Get his new book? Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution
Elie is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, a former associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, and a lifelong New York Mets fans. One of those things is not like the others. Prior to joining The Nation, Mystal was the executive editor of Above the Law. He’s a frequent guest on MSNBC and Sirius XM. He will resist.
He can be followed @ElieNYC
Jared Yates Sexton is the author of American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed Its People, Currently, he serves as an associate professor of writing at Georgia Southern University and is the co-host of The Muckrake Political Podcast.
Danielle Moodie co-hosts democracy-ish, channeling the frustration, rage and absurdity that was the 2020 election, while discussing the current state of the political climate and our country from a black progressive perspective.
She is the co-founder of the boutique communications and PR firm Moodie-Mills Strategies and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC, CBC, PBS, and BBC America. Danielle has scripted, developed, produced, and/or co-hosted podcasts and miniseries for both radio and TV.
Jeff Jarvis is a national leader in the development of online news, blogging, the investigation of new business models for news, and the teaching of entrepreneurial journalism. He writes an influential media blog, Buzzmachine.com.
He is author of “Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News” (CUNY Journalism Press, 2014); “Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live” (Simon & Schuster, 2011); “What Would Google Do?” (HarperCollins 2009), and the Kindle Single “Gutenberg the Geek.”
He has consulted for media companies including The Guardian, Digital First Media, Postmedia, Sky.com, Burda, Advance Publications, and The New York Times company at About.com.
Prior to joining the Newmark J-School, Jarvis was president of Advance.net, the online arm of Advance Publications, which includes Condé Nast magazines and newspapers across America.
He was the creator and founding managing editor of Entertainment Weekly magazine and has worked as a columnist, associate publisher, editor, and writer for a number of publications, including TV Guide, People, the San Francisco Examiner, the Chicago Tribune, and the New York Daily News.
His freelance articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country, including the Guardian, The New York Times, the New York Post, The Nation, Rolling Stone, and BusinessWeek.
Jarvis holds a B.S.J. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He was named one of the 100 most influential media leaders by the World Economic Forum at Davos.
Juliet Jeske is a former performer and artist who accidentally ended up as a researcher of the hate group known as the Proud Boys long before they were well known. She ended up working with a network of journalists who encouraged her to pursue journalism as a career. Juliet recently got her masters degree from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY