It's All Journalism is a weekly podcast about the changing state of digital media. Producers Michael O'Connell and Nicole Ogrysko interview working journalists about how they do their jobs. They also discuss the latest trends in journalism and how they impact our democratic society.
How Documented Uses WhatsApp to reach its audience
It’s All Journalism host Michael O’Connell speaks with Mazin Sidahmed, founder of the immigration publication Documented. They discuss how WhatsApp has become Documented’s distribution network and why listening to the immigration and refugee community changed the course of his work.
Better News: Use Slack To host cultural conversations in your newsroom
Corinne Chin and Lauren Frohne are video journalists at The Seattle Times. They wrote a piece for Better News on how the Times is using Slack to lower barriers, expose insensitivity, and allow conversations about cultural issues that can arise from their stories. Better News host Michael O'Connell talks to Chin about how newsrooms can use Slack to facilitate similar conversations.
Tucson newspaper proves to be a vital source for the Latinx community
It’s All Journalism host Michael O’Connell talks with Liliana Lopez, editor of La Estrella de Tucson, a weekly Spanish-language paper in Arizona. They discuss what she learned from the American Press Institute’s Community Listening Fellowship and how she put that information to use to help the Latinx community during the pandemic.
2020 Lookback: America from Canada's perspective
It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell is rejoined by Dave Bidini, co-founder of The Rheostatics and the West End Phoenix, a Toronto-based broadsheet newspaper. They discuss The Americans, a special edition published just before the November election in which ex-pats living in Toronto write about what it's like to observe the U.S. from across the shared border during a difficult time.
Remembering Tiffany Shackelford
It's All Journalism honors the memory of Tiffany Shackelford, a long-time friend and supporter of our podcast, by reposting our conversation with her from April 2013. We offer our condolences to Tiffany's family.
2020 Lookback: A new journalist's first year
It’s All Journalism host Michael O’Connell checks in with Sarah Ramantanis in the first of a series of conversations with a handful of previous guests. They discuss her wild first year as a professional writer for Philanthropy Australia and UN Youth Australia and why the year, overall, was a great one for her.