Hurricane Warning - With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, the media is anticipating another round of disaster coverage. But an awkward encounter two weeks ago  between a CNN reporter and a Texas woman escaping Hurricane Harvey is also raising questions about what the media might do differently this time around.

Illegal Immigration - When Attorney General Jeff Sessions used the term “illegal aliens,” it raised a thorny issue for the media, which long ago abandoned that term for more diplomatic language like “undocumented immigrants.” Regardless, it opened a new debate.

Millennial Myths - In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of a whole new media genre. Call it “Millennials do” — countless stories dedicated to the mysterious, exotic habits of the generation born between the early eighties and the early aughts. But while they may be good clickbait, when you add them all up — those “Millennials do” pieces don’t make a lot of sense.

Monument To Journalism - It’s a popular Washington DC attraction — even with its hefty ticket prices — but now, the 9-year-old Newseum may be shuttering its doors, no longer able to keep up with operating expenses.

Rants & Raves - A review of the week in media.


On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, host Emily Rooney was joined by freelance journalist Joanna Weiss; former CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian; Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University; and Adam Reilly of WGBH News.