32 min

Brian Lyman, Editor: Alabama Reflector The Journalism Salute

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On this episode, we’re joined by Brian Lyman. Brian is the editor of the Alabama Reflector, a non-profit news outlet covering Alabama state government. He’s covered state government in some form in Alabama since 2006.

Brian, a native New Yorker, was just named a Pulitzer Prize finalist “for brave, clear and pointed columns that challenge ever-more-repressive state policies flouting democratic norms and targeting vulnerable populations, written with the command and authority of a veteran political observer.”

Brian talked about how he formulates his Pulitzer-nominated columns, his day-to-day work and why the statehouse beat is so important. He also discussed his podcast, Becoming Lincoln, and offered a couple of journalism history book recommendations.

Column links
https://www.pulitzer.org/finalists/brian-lyman-alabama-reflector

Book recommendations
The Paper, The Life and Death of the New York Herald Tribune

The World of Swope by E.J. Kahn
Brian talked about the columns that were Pulitzer-nominated

Brian’s Salute
All Statehouse Reporters

Thank you as always for listening. Please send us feedback to journalismsalute@gmail.com,
Visit our website: thejournalismsalute.org
Mark's website (MarkSimonmedia.com)
Tweet us at @journalismpod.
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On this episode, we’re joined by Brian Lyman. Brian is the editor of the Alabama Reflector, a non-profit news outlet covering Alabama state government. He’s covered state government in some form in Alabama since 2006.

Brian, a native New Yorker, was just named a Pulitzer Prize finalist “for brave, clear and pointed columns that challenge ever-more-repressive state policies flouting democratic norms and targeting vulnerable populations, written with the command and authority of a veteran political observer.”

Brian talked about how he formulates his Pulitzer-nominated columns, his day-to-day work and why the statehouse beat is so important. He also discussed his podcast, Becoming Lincoln, and offered a couple of journalism history book recommendations.

Column links
https://www.pulitzer.org/finalists/brian-lyman-alabama-reflector

Book recommendations
The Paper, The Life and Death of the New York Herald Tribune

The World of Swope by E.J. Kahn
Brian talked about the columns that were Pulitzer-nominated

Brian’s Salute
All Statehouse Reporters

Thank you as always for listening. Please send us feedback to journalismsalute@gmail.com,
Visit our website: thejournalismsalute.org
Mark's website (MarkSimonmedia.com)
Tweet us at @journalismpod.
Subscribe to our newsletter- journalismsalute.substack.com

32 min