Northwestern’s Quick Reversal Illustrates the Media’s Role in Holding the Powerful Accountable; Also, Will Old Transmission Lines Telecom’s be Lead Balloon?

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the role of news media in holding powerful people and organizations accountable in light of Northwestern University’s recent firing of its head football coach, Pat Fitzgerald, following media reports which detailed the nature of the hazing allegedly taking place in the football program (01:48).  The guys also take a look at how the discovery of lead in telecom transmission lines has affected the stock prices of several large tech companies and consider who should be responsible for the costs for removing the lead (36:40).

Northwestern caught in a mess of its own making (Yahoo! Sports)

Former NU football player details hazing allegations after coach suspension (The Daily Northwestern)

Pat Fitzgerald ponders litigation over his firing by Northwestern (ProFootballTalk)

Former Northwestern football players hire civil rights attorney to investigate hazing (AP News)

Why a Free Press Is Actually Good for the Economy (The Heritage Foundation)

AT&T Falls to 29-Year Low Amid Concerns of Cleanup Costs (Yahoo! Finance)

Telecom stocks are shedding billions in market value. Here’s what’s happening (Fast Company)