It’s All Journalism is a weekly podcast about the changing state of digital media. Each episode you’ll hear working journalists talk about how they do their jobs. They also discuss the latest trends in journalism and how they impact our democratic society.
Virtual reality can strengthen news teams working remotely
A self-described adventure seeker, Marshall Mosher is host of the Inside the Adventure podcast and co-founder of Vestigo, a company that conducts trust and team-building exercises using virtual reality. It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell talks to Mosher about how Vestigo has conducted virtual team-building exercises at news organizations like CNN’s Emerging Tech Platforms team.
Veteran journalist turns entrepreneur with Wind Newspaper
After 34 years covering the Chinatown crime beat for the largest Chinese language newspaper in the U.S., Portia Li suddenly found herself out of a job. Rather than give up or retire, she decided to launch Wind Newspaper to cover San Francisco's Chinese-American community.
Saving candidate websites from vanishing after Election Day
Melody Kramer, director of communications and business development with the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, talks with It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about her new project, SavingPoliticalSites.org. She explains how most candidate websites stop working shortly after an election, the massive effort required to track and save them and why it matters.
Older generations deserve media coverage too
Paul Kleyman, national coordinator of the Journalists Network on Generations and editor of Generations Beat Online, specializes in covering the issues of importance to older Americans. He talks with It's All Journalism producer Michael O'Connell about why these issues are often missing in mainstream media and how young journalists can find help in the form of fellowships and resources to correct this shortfall.
Thinking globally, writing locally about climate change
James Fahn, executive director of the Earth Journalism Network, talks with It’s All Journalism producer Michael O’Connell about his experiences as an environmental reporter, the importance of thinking outside the box when writing about climate change and the ongoing Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
Better News: Post and Courier philanthropic effort nets $1 million
Like many newspapers, The Post and Courier was experiencing a drop-off in local advertising spending, which meant diminishing revenues. However, the Charleston, South Carolina, daily decided to adjust course and focus on philanthropy as a way to pay for its journalism.
The new fundraising model proved so successful that The Post and Courier was able to raise $1 million to support a statewide investigative fund and education lab.
Executive Editor Autumn Phillips recently wrote a report for API's Better News initiative about The Post and Courier's stellar fundaising effort. She shares the details with host Michael O'Connell on the latest episode of the Better News podcast.
The Better News podcast is a partnership between It’s All Journalism and the American Press Institute to a) showcase innovative/experimental ideas that emerge from the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund and b) share replicable strategies and tactics that benefit the news industry as a whole. Sign up for the Better News newsletter to receive news about the latest resources, case studies, and insights. For more news about the It’s All Journalism podcast and future episodes of Better News, sign up for the weekly IAJ newsletter.
one of my favorites
its all journalism is a great way to make my long drive to work more fun! this is one of my go-to podcasts for long drives or boring afternoons. each guest has interesting stories to share and listening only furthers my passion for writing and journalism. great work on the podcast and i look forward to hearing more!!
On-point and insightful
It's very helpful to hear how other journalists, newsrooms and media organizations are doing creative and important work; connecting with their communities in new ways; and approaching many of the same issues we face. The guests are inspiring and informative, and the topics are well-chosen. Great show.
The inside scoop on the inside scoop
A pretty great listen for journalists at all different points of their career. The sources interviewed are credible as well which makes this podcast even more top notch.