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June 24, 2011

Susan Saladoff on Hot Coffee, Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky on Battle for Brooklyn

FAIR's CounterSpin

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting's Susan Saladoff sits down with the filmmaking couple behind Battle for Brooklyn.

This week on CounterSpin we're talking about two new films which, while journalism is not their central subject, directly engage news media's influence and real world impact as a critical part of the stories they tell.

Battle for Brooklyn tracks the takeover of a New York neighborhood by a real estate developer and the efforts to resist it by community members, one man in particular who becomes the last person in his building not to take a buyout. The same events and players appeared in the corporate press too, and viewers can see the difference when voices that usually appear in the last paragraph are given central place.

The interview with Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley begins at the 12:48 mark.


Posted by eric at June 24, 2011 5:31 PM