A podcast about journalism & trust
Local News with Josh Shaffer
In this episode I talk to Josh Shaffer, a crime and courts reporter at the Raleigh News & Observer (my local paper!) about what it's like to be part of an "endangered species," how he finds local stories that people care about, and how folks can support local reporting.
People who write about other people - with Stephanie Russell-Kraft
Journalist Stephanie Russell-Kraft talks about respecting and protecting sources, the freelance life, and becoming the story. Find her work at https://www.stephanierussellkraft.com/.
Travel Journalism with Lilit Marcus
Lilit Marcus is the travel editor at CNN. She talks about what it's like to travel for a living in the context of a career that can be dangerous even on a regular day in the office. Marcus also discusses misconceptions about travel writing, how she connects with people even when she doesn't speak their language, and why you should go to Fargo.
Disasters and Details with John D. Sutter
NatGeo and CNN journalist John D. Sutter talks covering climate change, hurricanes, and being transparent about all of it.
The audience is the customer, with AC Shilton
Journalist AC Shilton discusses her approach to investigative reporting, her background in sociology, getting people to talk on camera, why she sees her audience as her customer, and more.
Asking the Readers What They Want with Matt Pearce of the LA Times
Journalist Matt Pearce discusses his career, his current work covering the 2020 election, mistakes he's made that inform his approach to reporting, and why he asked readers to help him decide what/who to cover. (There are some sound issues with this episode - I apologize, and am working to make sure the next one is better!)
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Loving this podcast
So grateful to Kaitlin for creating a space for conversation surrounding the media, journalists, the work they do, and how it connects to the public as a whole. Can’t wait to hear more!
Great new podcast
Kaitlin Phillips interviews journalist to help us understand the role these vital professionals play in a democracy—despite the rhetoric of our moment. Great first episode! Can’t swing for #2.