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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Better News: How Unapologetically ATL newslette...
Like many older metropolitan newspapers, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution had a problem. After years of looking for readers in the suburbs, the paper found that its majority white audience failed to reflect the true diversity of Atlanta. Due...
24 min
102
TEGNA implements companywide Inclusive Journali...
Grady Tripp and Eric Valadez are the chief diversity officer and content director, respectively, for TEGNA Inc. They tell It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about the development and implementation of TEGNA's companywide...
29 min
103
Kassondra Cloos: Adventures in freelance travel...
Kassondra Cloos discusses what it takes to become a successful freelance travel writer with It's All Journalism producer Amelia Brust. To learn more about Cloos' work, subscribe to her Out of Office newsletter.
39 min
104
How hybrid journalism brings academic expertise...
Richard Lee tells It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell how the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University used hybrid journalism to bring academic expertise to the masses during the pandemic.
26 min
105
Will Be Wild podcast explores lead up to Jan. 6...
Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz had already explored the presidency of Donald Trump with their Trump, Inc. podcast for WNYC, but the events of Jan. 6, 2021 showed there was more to the story. Bernstein talks to It's All Journalism...
25 min
106
From Germany to Michigan: TV reporter purses he...
Luisa Wiewgorra went from being a student dreaming about working for a radio station in her hometown in Germany to covering local stories as a television reporter for Fox 47 News in Lansing, Michigan. Wiewgorra shares her story with It’s...
19 min
107
Trusted Sources documentary examines decline of...
Documentarian Don Colacino discusses "Trusted Sources," his in-depth look at the decline of trust in news and those working to restore it, with It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell.
27 min
108
Ideas Lab helps realign Journal Sentinel for th...
David Haynes is editor of the Ideas Lab, a solutions journalism effort at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He and It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell discuss how newsrooms have changed over the last 25 years and...
43 min
109
How Stranger's Guide explores place-based journ...
 Travel journalist Kira Brunner Don tells It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell how Stranger's Guide. explores the power of place-based journalism to break down stereotypes and foster global citizenship. Keep...
31 min
110
Student journalists take reporting beyond schoo...
High school journalists Oliver Tam, Georgia Russello and Cristina Steffanizi talk to It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about what they've learned working for the student-owned Pelham Examiner, which covers the town...
27 min
111
New York Sun publisher seeks to restore Americ...
In this week's episode, Dovid Efune, publisher of The New York Sun, talks to It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell what's wrong with American journalism and how The Sun aims to restore trust in journalism...
46 min
112
Database proves vital source of pandemic news f...
Jourdan Bennett-Begaye tells It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell how Indian Country Today built a database to help provide vital pandemic information to Indigenous communities across the country.
32 min
113
Do local newsrooms provide the best coverage of...
Jesse Holcomb, an assistant professor in journalism and communication at Calvin University, discusses a recent study looking at how well local news outlets are covering education. He tells It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell...
30 min
114
Soledad O'Brien and the 'messy' journey to good...
Soledad O'Brien discusses her career journey from an internship at WBZ-TV in Boston to becoming a correspondent at CNN and documentarian at HBO to launching the Everyday Wealth podcast and starting her own production...
38 min
115
Reporting for seven decades on the free speech ...
Dan Rottenberg, author of The Education of a Journalist: My 70 Years on the Frontiers of Free Speech, tells It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell there’s always going to be a need for journalists, especially...
38 min
116
DMV Download podcast delivers daily doses of lo...
Former It's All Journalism producer Megan Cloherty and Luke Garrett produce DMV Download for WTOP, the 24-hour, all-news radio station in Washington, D.C. They discuss the challenges of launching a locally focused, daily news podcast...
35 min
117
It's All Journalism - Special Announcement
it's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell shares a special podcast announcement.
1 min
118
Working to make newsrooms anti-racist, equitabl...
Sisi Wei is co-executive director of OpenNews, which is helping to build more equitable future for journalism. In March, OpenNews marked the one year anniversary of the DEI Coalition for anti-racist, equitable and just newsrooms.
30 min
119
Better News: 100 Days finds revenue streams bey...
Since the 2016 election, 100 Days in Appalachia has been working with local voices to apply a cultural lens to national stories about the the Appalachian region. The 100 Days team's reporting, which covers 13 states, earned it a 2021...
22 min
120
Why diversity should be part of everything news...
Joanne Griffith is the chief content officer of the American Public Media Group's APM Studios. The talks to It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about her role overseeing APM Studios’ editorial vision and brand voice....
38 min
121
Resources for journalists covering trauma and h...
Naseem Miller writes about health and medicine for The Journalist’s Resource at Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School. She's also the cofounder of the Journalists Covering Trauma Facebook group. She talks to It's All...
29 min
122
Sun reporters move to Baltimore Banner to keep ...
Liz Bowie and Justin Fenton discuss the soon-to-be launched Baltimore Banner, an all-digital news outlet focused on covering Maryland's largest city. 
23 min
123
Better News: Wake-up call inspires newsroom to ...
Gannett’s Knoxville News Sentinel in Tennessee got a wake-up call that prompted its newsroom to rethink how the paper covered the city's Black community. With the help of former Better News guest Cynthia Benjamin, the News Sentinel...
30 min
124
Immersive reporting from nudist community to dr...
Billy Warden is a Raleigh-based marketing executive, writer and musician. He specializes in writing features from a first-person, immersive perspective. He shares what it's like reporting from inside a nudist community and as a...
35 min
125
More reporters covering statehouses: Pew Resear...
A new study from the Pew Research Center looks at the state of statehouse reporting in the U.S. and comes away with some good news and not-so-good news. Katerina Eva Matsa, Pew's associate director of research, shares the...
27 min