War and Peace in Afghanistan; Hyperlocal Journalism in LA
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The decline of mainstream newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, has paved the way for something called "hyperlocal reporting." What about editors, professional standards, and the clout to hold government agencies accountable to the people? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, do the Taliban or al Qaeda threaten the US from Afghanistan? What will it take to establish credible government? Should the US send more troops or begin a graceful withdrawal? We look at some of the questions facing the latest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
War and Peace in Afghanistan ()
President Obama is on the verge of a momentous decision: should he agree to General Stanley McChrystal's request for some 40,000 more troops in Afghanistan? After a week of strategy sessions, today's New York Times says the President is "impatient."
- Peter Baker: White House Correspondent, New York Times, @peterbakernyt
- Thomas Ricks: Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
- Christine Fair: Assistant Professor, Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies, @CChristineFair
- Selig Harrison: Director of the Asia Program, Center for International Policy
Hyperlocal Reporting in Southern California ()
The Santa Monica Outlook closed ten years ago after serving the city for a hundred years. In its place, news is being provided by the Daily Press, the Mirror and the Lookout News, all examples of what's called "hyperlocal journalism."
Which Way L.A.? is made possible in part by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, which supports study and research into policy issues of the Los Angeles region.
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