26 episodes

Each episode we interview a journalist about a longform or investigative piece that they’ve written. We cover how the journalist came up with the story idea, how much pre-reporting they did before they pitched it, what the pitch looked like, and then how they went about writing and reporting the story. The podcast is meant to serve as a resource for students, and journalists who’d like to learn more about their craft.

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Each episode we interview a journalist about a longform or investigative piece that they’ve written. We cover how the journalist came up with the story idea, how much pre-reporting they did before they pitched it, what the pitch looked like, and then how they went about writing and reporting the story. The podcast is meant to serve as a resource for students, and journalists who’d like to learn more about their craft.

    Episode 26: Michael Weiss, "The Hero who Betrayed his Country"

    Episode 26: Michael Weiss, "The Hero who Betrayed his Country"

    Michael Weiss is a journalist based in New York. On this episode, he talks about his Atlantic piece, "The Hero who betrayed his Country," about a seemingly model Estonian soldier who spied for Russia. Michael writes for The Daily Beast and has covered the wars in Syria and Ukraine. 
    https://michaelweissjournalist.com/
    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/06/estonia-russia-deniss-metsavas-spy/592417/

    • 35 min
    Episode 25: McKenzie Funk, "How ICE Picks its Targets in the Surveillance Age"

    Episode 25: McKenzie Funk, "How ICE Picks its Targets in the Surveillance Age"

    In this episode, journalist McKenzie Funk talks about how he reported and wrote his New York Times Magazine story, "How ICE Picks its Targets in the Surveillance Age."
    McKenzie has written for Harper's, National Geographic, and Outside Magazine, among others.
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/magazine/ice-surveillance-deportation.html
    https://www.mckenziefunk.com/

    • 59 min
    Episode 24: Jesse Hyde, "The Girl who Played with Fire"

    Episode 24: Jesse Hyde, "The Girl who Played with Fire"

    In this episode, journalist Jesse Hyde talks about his recent Vanity Fair piece, "The Girl who Played with Fire," which was written with help from the Pulitzer Center. Jesse has written for places like Rolling Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Playboy. Links to his work are below:
    https://pulitzercenter.org/projects/can-amazon-rainforest-be-saved
    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/massacre-in-the-amazon
    http://jessehyde.com/

    • 39 min
    Episode 23: Francesca Mari, "The Great Wall Street Housing Grab"

    Episode 23: Francesca Mari, "The Great Wall Street Housing Grab"

    In this episode, freelance journalist Francesca Mari talks about her recent long-form investigation, "The Great Wall Street Housing Grab," which she wrote for The New York Times Magazine. Francesca has also written for Texas Monthly and The Atlantic, among others. 
    https://francesca-mari.com/
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/04/magazine/wall-street-landlords.html
     
     

    • 38 min
    Episode 22: Alec MacGillis, "The Case Against Boeing"

    Episode 22: Alec MacGillis, "The Case Against Boeing"

    In this episode, ProPublica journalist Alec MacGillis discusses his story, "The Case Against Boeing."  Alec covers politics and government for ProPublica.
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/11/18/the-case-against-boeing
    https://www.propublica.org/people/alec-macgillis

    • 26 min
    Episode 21: Zach Dorfman, "How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies"

    Episode 21: Zach Dorfman, "How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies"

    In this episode, writer Zach Dorfman discusses his Politico story, "How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies."  His work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and the Atavist, among others.
    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/07/27/silicon-valley-spies-china-russia-219071
    https://www.zachdorfman.com/

    • 24 min

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