On the latest episode of The Kicker, we run through some of the media stories we at CJR are watching this week, including the push for unionization at digital media outlets and a new attempt by NPR to reach younger audiences. Then, I talk to CJR Managing Editor Vanessa Gezari, a former foreign correspondent, about how a Wall Street Journal reporter cozied up to an Iranian-born arms dealer—and what it may tell us about the dark underbelly of national security reporting.
- “An unlikely big player in digital media: unions” by Gary Weiss, CJR
- “Slate staffers, in vote to unionize, call for commitment to diversity” by Shelley Hepworth, CJR
- “Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict,” by Jeff Horwitz, Jon Gambrell, and Jack Gillum, The Associated Press
- “Q&A: Sam Sanders on his new NPR show, audience engagement, ‘going off script’” by Meg Dalton, CJR