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A weekly podcast focused on discussing the issues that impact how information is delivered, how we consume it, and how that affects our interactions with each other.

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A weekly podcast focused on discussing the issues that impact how information is delivered, how we consume it, and how that affects our interactions with each other.

    Self Care and Trauma in Journalism with Dr. Elana Newman

    Self Care and Trauma in Journalism with Dr. Elana Newman

    In this episode we explore how trauma and stress impact journalists, as well as an evolving sensibility among those who practice journalism that self-care and safety must become more integral parts of the work of informing the public, bringing information to light, and holding power to account.This conversation had begun prior to 2020, but it has come into focus in recent months - with the COVID-19 pandemic, journalist’s safety being threatened by authorities during social justice demonstrations, coverage of natural disaster after natural disaster, and a general deterioration of public trust, coupled with a president who has spent four years calling the credibility of journalists into question.My guest is Elana Newman, PhD, McFarlin Professor of Psychology at the University of Tulsa, and Research Director for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, which advocates for and educates about ethical, thorough, compassionate coverage of trauma stories and those affected.

    • 29 min
    Evolving Journalistic Norms with Steve Bien-Aime

    Evolving Journalistic Norms with Steve Bien-Aime

    In this episode, we explore the journalistic norms that have driven the profession, and why evolving those norms could lead to stronger coverage of the stories that affect us. This includes using more inclusive language, seeking sources outside the realms of official authorities, and striving for newsroom diversity.My guest is Steve Bien-Aime, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Journalism at Northern Kentucky University… and adjunct instructor at the Poynter Institute.

    • 29 min
    The state of journalism: Election coverage, community connection, & future directions

    The state of journalism: Election coverage, community connection, & future directions

    Welcome to News in Context. I’m Gina Baleria.In this episode, we take a closer look at journalism – in particular how news outlets covered the 2020 presidential campaign and local and national elections, including the candidates and communities. What worked? Where were journalists challenged? and where does the field of journalism go from here?My guests are:Martin G. Reynolds, Co-executive director of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism EducationLila LaHood, publisher of the San Francisco Public Press; and a board member of the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Chapter.

    • 29 min
    Remote Learning During COVID-19, Pt.2

    Remote Learning During COVID-19, Pt.2

    In this episode, we talk with four college students from and/or attending school in the Bay Area - all of them taking classes right now online.The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the majority of schools across the country to move classes online – both K-12 and higher ed. The goal is to prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially in colleges, where students may come to the college from another community and return to their home community for holidays or other visits – risking the spread of viral infection.But, online learning has taken its toll on many students, instructors, and families. Many students report feeling depressed, isolated, anxious, overwhelmed, detached, or unable to focus. Some students have taken a break from their studies, and others are struggling to keep up with what feels like an increased workload and decreased engagement in their classes.Joining me in this episode to talk about their experiences with online learning are college students:Sarah Glasser, a junior at Santa Clara University, majoring in sociology with a minor in ethnic studies.Aisha Glenn, a San Francisco resident who is now a junior at McGill University in Canada, majoring in Labor Relations and double minoring in sociology and health geography.Emma Molloy, who is currently studying communications at Santa Rosa Junior College but considering changing her major to journalism. She is a staff writer for the SRJC Oak Leaf newspaper.And Nick Vides, majoring in journalism & political science at Santa Rosa Junior College and current Editor-in-Chief of the Oak Leaf.

    • 29 min
    Remote Learning During COVID-19, FULL

    Remote Learning During COVID-19, FULL

    In this episode, we talk with four college students from and/or attending school in the Bay Area - all of them taking classes right now online.The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the majority of schools across the country to move classes online – both K-12 and higher ed. The goal is to prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially in colleges, where students may come to the college from another community and return to their home community for holidays or other visits – risking the spread of viral infection.But, online learning has taken its toll on many students, instructors, and families. Many students report feeling depressed, isolated, anxious, overwhelmed, detached, or unable to focus. Some students have taken a break from their studies, and others are struggling to keep up with what feels like an increased workload and decreased engagement in their classes.Joining me in this episode to talk about their experiences with online learning are college students:Sarah Glasser, a junior at Santa Clara University, majoring in sociology with a minor in ethnic studies.Aisha Glenn, a San Francisco resident who is now a junior at McGill University in Canada, majoring in Labor Relations and double minoring in sociology and health geography.Emma Molloy, who is currently studying communications at Santa Rosa Junior College but considering changing her major to journalism. She is a staff writer for the SRJC Oak Leaf newspaper.And Nick Vides, majoring in journalism & political science at Santa Rosa Junior College and current Editor-in-Chief of the Oak Leaf.

    • 53 min
    Remote Learning During COVID-19, Pt. 1

    Remote Learning During COVID-19, Pt. 1

    In this episode, we talk with four college students from and/or attending school in the Bay Area - all of them taking classes right now online.The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the majority of schools across the country to move classes online – both K-12 and higher ed. The goal is to prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially in colleges, where students may come to the college from another community and return to their home community for holidays or other visits – risking the spread of viral infection.But, online learning has taken its toll on many students, instructors, and families. Many students report feeling depressed, isolated, anxious, overwhelmed, detached, or unable to focus. Some students have taken a break from their studies, and others are struggling to keep up with what feels like an increased workload and decreased engagement in their classes.Joining me in this episode to talk about their experiences with online learning are college students:Sarah Glasser, a junior at Santa Clara University, majoring in sociology with a minor in ethnic studies.Aisha Glenn, a San Francisco resident who is now a junior at McGill University in Canada, majoring in Labor Relations and double minoring in sociology and health geography.Emma Molloy, who is currently studying communications at Santa Rosa Junior College but considering changing her major to journalism. She is a staff writer for the SRJC Oak Leaf newspaper.And Nick Vides, majoring in journalism & political science at Santa Rosa Junior College and current Editor-in-Chief of the Oak Leaf.

    • 29 min

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