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Five Dubs focuses on the who, what, when, where and why of local news media in Maryland, Delaware and D.C. We’ll talk with the journalists about stories behind the news. Five Dubs is a project of the MDDC Press Association and is hosted by Rebecca Snyder and Kevin Berrier.

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Five Dubs focuses on the who, what, when, where and why of local news media in Maryland, Delaware and D.C. We’ll talk with the journalists about stories behind the news. Five Dubs is a project of the MDDC Press Association and is hosted by Rebecca Snyder and Kevin Berrier.

    E76: Master Class: Feature Story Profiles

    E76: Master Class: Feature Story Profiles

    In this episode of our Master Class series, Rebecca Snyder sits down with Alex Mann from The Baltimore Sun. Mann, a Best of Show winner for the profile category in the MDDC contest, shares his insights on the art of crafting compelling profiles. They delve into Mann's acclaimed profile of Earl Young, a former inmate turned mentor for Baltimore City Schools. Alex discusses the genesis of the story, his approach to interviewing, and the challenges of navigating sensitive topics. Learn how to br...

    • 46 min
    E75: Master Class: Investigative Reporting

    E75: Master Class: Investigative Reporting

    Join us for an enlightening session with Dwight Weingarten, an award-winning investigative reporter for the Daily Times and the Herald-Mail. In this master class, Dwight delves into his groundbreaking investigation of child labor in Purdue plants. Discover the behind-the-scenes process of fact-checking, source management and the challenges of covering sensitive topics under tight deadlines. This episode offers a deep dive into the world of investigative journalism, revealing the dedication an...

    • 51 min
    E74: Be the Best Mentor

    E74: Be the Best Mentor

    Join Rebecca Snyder as she hosts Alexander Pyles, the Associate Dean at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Pyles, who also serves as the mentor coordinator for the MDDC internship program, shares invaluable insights on how to excel as a mentor for young journalists. Whether you're involved with the MDDC program or guiding interns and early-career journalists in other contexts, this episode offers practical tips and heartwarming anecdotes on fostering reciprocal...

    • 48 min
    E73: Safety Is For Everyone

    E73: Safety Is For Everyone

    Join host Kevin Berrier as he delves into the transformative world of workplace safety and inclusivity with Bryce Griffler from Safety is for Everyone. In this enlightening episode, Bryce shares how Safety is for Everyone challenges norms and fosters environments of understanding and respect across diverse industries. Discover the journey behind the brand, the importance of normalizing discussions around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and practical steps businesses can take to create...

    • 46 min
    E72: What I wish I knew as an intern

    E72: What I wish I knew as an intern

    Rebecca Snyder talks with seasoned journalists about their past experiences as interns. Andy Schotz of the Frederick News-Post, Krys’tal Griffin of the News Journal, Jack Hogan of The Daily Record and Amanda Yeager of the Baltimore Business Journal offer advice for incoming interns. From getting integrated with the newsroom to navigating tight deadlines, hear what the journalists have to say to MDDC Press Association's class of summer 2024 interns.

    • 40 min
    E71: Best Move with The Frederick News Post

    E71: Best Move with The Frederick News Post

    Rebecca Snyder chats with Geordie Wilson, publisher of the Frederick News Post, about their innovative tourism publication, Day-tripper. In a fast-paced brainstorm amidst a challenging season, Wilson and his team turned a dire forecast into a regional tourism success story, featuring vibrant destinations across western Maryland and northern Virginia. Discover how this collaborative project, now a seasonal staple, harnessed local charm to attract both readers and advertisers, turning a quick p...

    • 20 min

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