President Trump’s Hostility Towards Press Reaches New Low: At a combative press conference this week, President Trump attacked a reporter who asked him about his phone call with the Ukrainian president, repeatedly refusing to answer the question and trying to turn attention to the president of Finland standing beside him.

CNN Rolls Out ‘Facts First’ Feature For Live Trump Pressers: The cable network took a new approach to fact-checking the President live, meeting his repeated lies with prepared refutations — something made possible by his frequent repetition of false talking points. Does the approach work?

Should The Globe Have Been More Clear About Something That Looked Like #SponCon? The Boston Globe this week included a glossy, multi-page insert with glowing coverage of Children's Hospital that appeared in many ways to be sponsored content, and did not mention two recent controversies involving the institution. The Boston Globe said the piece was produced by the newsroom, and was separate from the work of the advertising department.

A Royal Lawsuit Against The Press: Prince Harry and Dutchess Meghan Markle sued a British tabloid after the outlet printed part of a letter she had sent to her father.

Rants & Raves: 10/04/19: The panel reviews this week in media.

On this week’s edition of Beat The Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Adam Reilly of WGBH News; Lylah Alphonse of U.S. News & World Report; Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University; and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.