On a special Year In Review episode, Beat The Press takes a look back at the biggest media stories of 2019:

Social Media Struggles to Deal With Hate and Disinformation — Facebook and Twitter grappled this year with providing a platform for hate speech and misinformation and lies from politicians, conspiracy mongers, and beyond.

Two Years In, Little Redemption For #MeToo Casualties — A review of how the #MeToo movement continued in the journalism world in 2019, with some networks trying to make amends.

Student Journalists In The Spotlight — A look at high-profile cases at Harvard and Northwestern University where students protested the campus newspaper for doing basic journalism.

In Memoriam — Honoring the journalist and media figures who passed away this year.

On this week’s edition of Beat The Press, Emily Rooney was joined by former NECN anchor Mike Nikitas; Joanna Weiss of Northeastern University’s Experience Magazine; Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University; and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.