Peter Byrne and Will Carruthers Examine PG&E’s Role in the Political Influence and Media Control of California (Project Censored Podcast)

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Investigative reporters Peter Byrne and Will Carruthers return to the show to speak about the latest story in their “Power Brokers” series: “Burned.” This muckraking report is case study of political influence and media control in California, examining the connections between utility giant PG&E, the catastrophic California wildfires of 2017, a nonprofit, and a lobbyist for PG&E who doubles as a newspaper executive, controlling the largest newspaper conglomerate in Northern California.

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The article can be found at the Bohemian.
Will Carruthers is a staff reporter at the North Bay Bohemian; Peter Byrne is a widely-published, award-winning freelance journalist and science writer. The authors give thanks to the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press


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