It's All Journalism

It’s All Journalism is a weekly podcast about the changing state of digital media. Each episode you’ll hear working journalists talk about how they do their jobs. They also discuss the latest trends in journalism and how they impact our democratic society.

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Define American: Here's a model for reimagining...
Liz Robbins, director of journalism partnerships for Define American, discusses how newsrooms covering demographic changes in North Carolina have created a model for others to follow and reimagine immigration news for their own...
29 min
77
Better News: Salt Lake Tribune finds new audien...
The Salt Lake Tribune has been covering the Utah community for 151 years. Ever since the newspaper shifted to a nonprofit model three years ago, it's been looking for innovative ways to identify new audiences and turn print subscribers...
25 min
78
Gannett develops SMS strategy to text breaking ...
Jennifer Hefty, social and emerging platforms strategist for the USA Today Network, and Kara Chiles, senior vice president of consumer products for Gannett, talk to It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about how...
26 min
79
Prism newsroom benefits from 4-day work week
Prism, an independent, nonprofit newsroom led by journalists of color, recently adopted a four-day work week for its employees. Editor-in-Chief Ashton Lattimore tells It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell how the idea sprang...
24 min
80
What alternate social media platforms mean for...
Galen Stocking, a senior computational social scientist on the Journalism Research Team at the Pew Research Center, talks to It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about Pew’s recent report: The Role of Alternative Social Media...
26 min
81
Bill to make online ad revenue more fair may ma...
Lisa Macpherson, a senior policy analyst at Public Knowledge, explains why the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act may not make competition for ad revenue online more equitable for publishers. In fact, it might make things...
29 min
82
Better News: Arizona Daily Star flips the narra...
Media critics often fault the news industry for only covering bad news. While William Randolph Hearst may have coined the concept “If it bleeds, it leads,” that sentiment is not shared by those journalists working hard to...
18 min
83
Good news about employee pay, benefits in nonpr...
A new study from the Institute for Nonprofit News looking at compensation among member organizations reveals some good news about employee pay and benefits. Courtney Lewis, INN’s chief of growth programs, shares all the details with It’s...
26 min
84
Shutting people out of democracy: What it looks...
Matt DeRienzo discusses the Center for Public Integrity's new 50-state plus D.C. investigation of how voting access has become less equitable since the 2020 election and what that bodes for next Tuesday's mid-term elections.
27 min
85
Uplifting a vision of media that better serves ...
Collette Watson and Diamond Hardiman of the Free Press discuss how Media 2070 seeks to empower Black journalists and others from marginalized communities to create and control the distribution of their own stories.
38 min
86
Winning the battle against disinformation
Author Samuel “Chris” Spitale talks to It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell the rise disinformation, the need for media literacy, and his new book: “How to Win the War on Truth: An Illustrated Guide to How Mistruths are Sold,...
30 min
87
Wallace Carroll blazed a trail for a generation...
Mary McNeil is a former editor and writer for the Congressional Quarterly, talks to It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about her new biography of Wallace Carroll and what today's journalist's can learn from this...
24 min
88
EHRP helps nontraditional journalists reach a w...
Alissa Quart discusses how the Economic Hardship Reporting Project supports the reporting of nontraditional journalists and helps them find outlets to co-publish their work in order to reach a wider audience.
35 min
89
Axios has a brief message for journalists
Mike Allen, co-founder of Politico and Axios, talks to It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about the new book he co-authored with Jim VandeHei and Roy Schwartz: "Smart Brevity: The Power of Saying More with...
26 min
90
Vocal coach helps broadcasters, reporters find...
After 40 years as a broadcaster, Susan Murphy started VOSOT, a vocal coaching business to help broadcasters and journalists find their voice. Murphy talks to It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about ways reporters can prepare...
36 min
91
Better News: Social videos help Buffalo News in...
Geoff Nason and fellow Buffalo News staffers Mark Gaughan and Danielle Ossher join Better News host Michael O'Connell to discuss the first season of Buffalo Bills PlayAction videos they produced.
33 min
92
Care about democracy? Then you should care abou...
Teresa Gorman talks to It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about how the Democracy Fund's Public Square program is building ecosystems to solve the problem of news deserts. It's also promoting equity by identifying...
27 min
93
Can City Cast make locally-focused podcasts work?
David Plotz, long-time host of Slate Magazine's Political Gabfest podcast, discusses how City Cast is making smart, daily, local news podcasts and newsletters to help their listeners become better and more curious citizens.
30 min
94
Public service reporter tracks ARPA spending in...
Carolina Public Press reporter Shelby Harris investigates how localities in North Carolina are spending American Rescue Plan Act funds on the latest episode of It's All Journalism.
31 min
95
Better News: Nuestro Estado meets needs of Span...
Fernando Soto started Nuestro Estado to provide resources and information about hurricanes to Spanish-speaking residents in Charleston, S.C. As demand increased for this information, Soto, the website's CEO and publisher, faced...
19 min
96
Baltimore Beat: Black-led paper focuses on need...
While much of the journalism talk in Baltimore has been about the Banner, the Baltimore Beat returned as a biweekly print newspaper on Wednesday . Editor-in- Chief Lisa Snowden shares how the Beat plans to tell the stories of this...
20 min
97
How satisfied are journalists with the job they...
For the first time ever, the Pew Research Center asked journalists what they thought of their industry and how satisfied they were with the work they're doing. Senior researcher Jeff Gottfried shares all the details with It's All...
28 min
98
Internews marks 40 years supporting independent...
Internews has helped foster independent media organizations across the globe, including places like Afghanistan and the Ukraine. Jeanne Bourgault tells It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell how Internews is helping to create...
28 min
99
Myth Detector fact-checks news to stop misinfor...
Sandro Gigauri tells It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell how Myth Detector identifies misinformation and works with Facebook to verify false stories and keep fake news from spreading.
26 min
100
Orato uses first-person journalism to tell glob...
It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell talks to Orato World Media CEO Pamela Say and Sam Yehia, the website's founder and publisher, about how Orato uses first-person journalism to report real stories from around the...
34 min