The Journalism Today Podcast is an interview series with Journalists from across all media. What challenges have they faced in their careers? What are they covering? How did they get to where they are today?
Join host Mack Rosenberg as he seeks to get the most out of fellow journalists about how they do their jobs, and the lessons they learn along the way.
Bill Bratton - Policing in America
Bill Bratton is a former two-time NYPD commissioner, Boston Police Commissioner and Chief of the LAPD. His new book is "The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America."
Mack spoke with Bill about all things policing, including his thoughts on the Defund movement, what police reforms he believes are needed, and what he's learned from his own past in law enforcement.
Michael Lista, Toronto Life Magazine
Writer Michael Lista on the cold case murder of a woman in Canada in 1974, and how cops devised an elaborate undercover operation to try and nab a killer decades later.
Jeff Butera, Write Like You Talk
Jeff Butera is an anchor at the ABC affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida, and the writer of a book called “Write Like You Talk,"a lesson for those in the broadcast news media about how to make your writing sound more conversational and relatable to the viewer and listener.
Remembering Kobe Bryant
The nation is still in shock over the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter and 7 others in Southern California Sunday. LA Times feature sportswriter David Wharton co-wrote Bryant's obituary, and talks about the complicated life Bryant led.
Connell McShane, Fox Business Network
Connell McShane hosts "After the Bell" on Fox Business Network. We spoke about a range of topics, including his time working for Don Imus, and how he navigates the current climate of news media.
Bill Cohan, Vanity Fair
This week’s guest is William Cohan. He’s a writer for Vanity Fair who is an expert in the markets; he was once a Wall Street investment banker.
Cohan has also taken on other topics like the Duke Lacrosse scandal. His new book is called Four Friends: Promising Lives Cut Short. It's about four men he knew in high school at the prestigious Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. All of them died young.
Three of the men you probably don’t know…but the fourth is John F Kennedy Jr.
Interesting and Informative
Mack has an easy going style that serves him well in this format. I look forward to his future podcasts. One topic of interest that I hope he explores is how the business of television news has evolved over the years and where it is headed.