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Leah Sottile on Rethinking Your Mission in Journalism EIL: Everything I've Learned

    • Society & Culture

"Everyone in every part of the world was having a conversation with themselves: Who am I? What am I doing? Why am I doing it? And I definitely was having that question a lot with journalism." 

Leah Sottile is a journalist whose work you'll remember from Bundyville, the Longreads podcast that ran for two seasons and explored domestic extremism in the United States. She also hosted the podcast Two Minutes Past Nine, produced with BBC Radio Four, which looked at the legacy of the Oklahoma city bombing 25 years later. And she's written for many publications including the Washington Post, New York Times Magazine, and High Country News. 

She talks about how the pandemic forced her to confront some bigger questions about her own mission in journalism, and what stories she wanted to cover going forward. 

Related links: 
Leah Sottile on SubstackDid James Plymell Need to Die? (High Country News)Bundyville (Longreads & Oregon Public Broadcasting)Two Minutes Past Nine (BBC Radio Four) The Ghost Hunter (The Atavist)@leah_sottile on Twitter 
 
Support the show (https://www.eil.show/join)

"Everyone in every part of the world was having a conversation with themselves: Who am I? What am I doing? Why am I doing it? And I definitely was having that question a lot with journalism." 

Leah Sottile is a journalist whose work you'll remember from Bundyville, the Longreads podcast that ran for two seasons and explored domestic extremism in the United States. She also hosted the podcast Two Minutes Past Nine, produced with BBC Radio Four, which looked at the legacy of the Oklahoma city bombing 25 years later. And she's written for many publications including the Washington Post, New York Times Magazine, and High Country News. 

She talks about how the pandemic forced her to confront some bigger questions about her own mission in journalism, and what stories she wanted to cover going forward. 

Related links: 
Leah Sottile on SubstackDid James Plymell Need to Die? (High Country News)Bundyville (Longreads & Oregon Public Broadcasting)Two Minutes Past Nine (BBC Radio Four) The Ghost Hunter (The Atavist)@leah_sottile on Twitter 
 
Support the show (https://www.eil.show/join)

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