Should The New York Times Have Published Details About The Whistleblower? Editors at the New York Times defended their choice to publish identifying information about the Trump administration whistleblower in the face of public concern about the need to protect the individual's safety and anonymity.

Should Media Outlets Still Carry President Trump’s Press Conferences Live? MSNBC dropped coverage of President Trump this week when he started spreading false information about the Bidens that has already been disproven, while other networks continued their coverage and fact-checked the President directly after. The moment illustrated an ongoing debate about how to handle live coverage of a president who habitually lies.

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick’s Death Stare: Patriots coach Bill Belichick has long been known for his grumpy non-answers to sports reporters, but when he avoids questions about criminal allegations against his players, has it gone too far?

A Reporter Dug Into A Subject’s Old Tweets; Then Others Dug Into His: After a reporter in Iowa dug into the Twitter history of a subject of a feel-good story, others dug up some of the journalist’s own bad tweets from years past. The incident sparked conversations about so-called ‘cancel culture’ and how newsrooms make decisions about what is relevant about a subject’s past.

Rants & Raves: 09/27/19: The panel reviews this week in media.

On this week’s edition of Beat The Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Joanna Weiss of Experience Magazine; Roy Harris, formerly of the Wall Street Journal and The Economist Group; Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University; and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.