Mar
31
2006

Andrea Batista Schlesinger on immigration, Peter Freyne on AP & Chris Graff

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This week on CounterSpin: immigration policy is big news this week, with a legislative battle in Washington and massive demonstrations for immigrants' rights across the country. But there are still substantial gaps in the media discussion of the issue—we'll try to fill in those missing pieces with Andrea Batista Schlesinger of the Drum Major Institute.

Also on CounterSpin today, it's common knowledge that newspaper companies are slashing jobs throughout the industry. But when a veteran reporter in Vermont was abruptly fired, it made news. What did Christopher Graff do that upset his bosses at the Associated Press? We'll ask columnist Peter Freyne from the paper Seven Days.

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Drum Major Institute for Public Policy

Protest Grows Over Chris Graff's Firing, by Peter Freyne (Seven Days,3/29/06)

Why the AP Fired Christopher Graff, by Peter Freyne (Seven Days,3/22/06)