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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Prison Journalism Project Update: Best of 2021
This week, we’re happy to share with our listeners an update on the most popular episode of It’s All Journalism of 2021: The Prison Journalism Project, an initiative to help people who are behind bars and have a passion for writing to find...
35 min
152
110-Plus Best Journalism Movies List Revisited
We're pleased to revisit the 10 most popular episodes of It's All Journalism from 2021 as an end-of-the-year gift to our listeners. We've covered a lot of ground this year, with a focus on the ever-changing journalism landscape...
40 min
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Union study reveals pay disparity at Gannett ne...
Rebekah Sanders and Megan Taros are both members of the union that represents employees of The Arizona Republic. They talk to It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about a recent study that shows Gannett underpays women...
43 min
154
Better News: Revisiting some success stories fr...
Kamaria Roberts, the new deputy director of local news transformation at the American Press Institute, joins host Michael O'Connell in a year-end review of the Better News podcast. They listen to clips from past interviews and discuss...
31 min
155
Bellwether podcast offers journalism with a sci...
Sam Greenspan is the creator of Bellwether, a limited podcast series telling real reported stories inside a speculative fiction framework. Greenspan explains to It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell how this non-traditional...
29 min
156
Virtual reality can strengthen news teams worki...
A self-described adventure seeker, Marshall Mosher is host of the Inside the Adventure podcast and co-founder of Vestigo, a company that conducts trust and team-building exercises using virtual reality. It's All Journalism host Michael...
32 min
157
Veteran journalist turns entrepreneur with Wind...
After 34 years covering the Chinatown crime beat for the largest Chinese language newspaper in the U.S., Portia Li suddenly found herself out of a job. Rather than give up or retire, she decided to launch Wind Newspaper to cover San Francisco's...
33 min
158
Saving candidate websites from vanishing after ...
Melody Kramer,  director of communications and business development with the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, talks with It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about her new project,...
30 min
159
Older generations deserve media coverage too
Paul Kleyman, national coordinator of the Journalists Network on Generations and editor of Generations Beat Online, specializes in covering the issues of importance to older Americans. He talks with It's All Journalism producer Michael...
26 min
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Thinking globally, writing locally about climat...
James Fahn, executive director of the Earth Journalism Network,  talks with It’s All Journalism producer Michael O’Connell about his experiences as an environmental reporter, the importance of thinking outside the box when writing...
25 min
161
Better News: Post and Courier philanthropic eff...
Like many newspapers, The Post and Courier  was experiencing a drop-off in local advertising spending, which meant diminishing revenues. However, the Charleston, South Carolina, daily decided to adjust course and...
23 min
162
Trust.txt is a silent partner in legitimizing n...
Scott Yates is the founder of JournalList.net and Trust.txt, a tool news organizations can use to verify their legitimacy of the content and information. He talks with It’s All Journalism producer Michael O’Connell about how Trust.txt works,...
31 min
163
City Paper uses its 40 years of expertise to he...
Duc Luu, publisher and chief development officer for the Washington City Paper, and interim editor Caroline Jones talk to It’s All Journalism host Michael O’Connell about the alt weekly's 40-year history in Washington,...
35 min
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Data can be the spine of your reporting
MaryJo Webster is the data editor for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She talks with It's All Journalism producer Michael O'Connell about her aversion to math before learning about data journalism, how data can be a better story source...
34 min
165
Noema aims to help academics, policy makers thi...
Kathleen Miles is the executive editor of Noema, a cross-disciplinary academic journal from the Berggruen Institute. She talks with It’s All Journalism host Michael O’Connell about the importance of breaking out of the 24-hour news cycle...
31 min
166
Better News: Tennessean engages Black audiences...
The Tennessean is a major newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s also the flagship of the USA Today Network South. Like many mainstream newspapers, The Tennessean has primarily served a white audience even though Nashville’s population...
28 min
167
How to cover a music industry changed by COVID-19
Shirley Halperin is the executive editor for music at Variety for both its online and print music coverage. She talks with It’s All Journalism host Michael O’Connell about covering all aspects of the music industry, how old-school journalism...
32 min
168
What's it like on the Senate beat?
Zach Cohen is the Senate correspondent for the National Journal, also appearing on cable news stations on behalf of his publication. He talks with It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about why he studied international service...
20 min
169
Digital melted mainstream media's ice cream moment
Michael Hainsworth is a Toronto-based podcaster who left a 20-plus-year broadcast career to embrace all digital media has to offer. He talks with It’s All Journalism host Michael O’Connell about the fear mainstream media has for digital,...
42 min
170
Keeping journalists safe is a priority for form...
Christopher Post spent 20 years as a first responder before changing careers and becoming a video journalist. He talks with It’s All Journalism host Michael O’Connell about how journalists can develop situational awareness and be safe when...
28 min
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Washingtonian staff solidifies its voice by for...
Jessica Sidman and Daniella Byck of the Washingtonian Magazine were two of the publication's staff who participated in a one-day work strike in May. They talk with It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about the unexpected...
21 min
172
Top journalism movies ranked by The Quill, Midw...
Lou Harry and Nick Rogers are two of the film buffs behind The Quill's 110 journalism movies ranked. They talk with It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about how the movies were selected, the films that were left on the...
37 min
173
Podcasting is the last frontier of the open int...
Benjamin Bellamy is the the CEO and founder of Ad Aures, an organization that creates fair and sustainable ecosystem for the podcasting industry, and leader of the Castopod hosting platform. He joins It's All Journalism host Michael...
26 min
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Better News: LA Times Creates Compelling Virtua...
The Los Angeles Times has a long history of hosting successful in-person events. Its annual Festival of Books, for example, draws more than 150,000 people every spring. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, many of those events...
23 min
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Pushed Out: How domestic violence can lead to h...
Julia Paskin is a radio producer and writer for KPCC and LAist who recently launched a series called 'Pushed Out: LA's Unhoused Women,' telling the stories of women who are experiencing homelessness after leaving an intimate...
26 min