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On Assignment brings you some of the best conversations from the Columbia Journalism School, produced and hosted by the school's Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.

The duPont-Columbia Awards honor the best in audio-visual reporting across platforms including broadcast, documentary, local investigative, radio and interactive journalism. We started the On Assignment Podcast to go behind the scenes and bring you the conversations we were having with the leading journalists in the field, many of whom are also past duPont Award winners.

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On Assignment brings you some of the best conversations from the Columbia Journalism School, produced and hosted by the school's Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.

The duPont-Columbia Awards honor the best in audio-visual reporting across platforms including broadcast, documentary, local investigative, radio and interactive journalism. We started the On Assignment Podcast to go behind the scenes and bring you the conversations we were having with the leading journalists in the field, many of whom are also past duPont Award winners.

    #58 Clarissa Ward

    #58 Clarissa Ward

    In this episode of On Assignment, Clarissa Ward joins duPont Awards Director, Lisa R. Cohen for a conversation about how CNN managed to break story after story on Khashoggi’s disappearance; how she has handled challenging reporting situations, including trauma self-care; and the creative ways she has continued reporting on COVID-19.

    • 49 min
    #57 Joe Bruno and Michael Stolp

    #57 Joe Bruno and Michael Stolp

    Local reporters Joe Bruno and Michael Stolp of WSOC in Charlotte, North Carolina discuss their duPont Award winning reporting “Something Suspicious in District 9.”

    • 34 min
    #56 Lindsey Seavert and Ben Garvin

    #56 Lindsey Seavert and Ben Garvin

    Directors of the duPont winning documentary Love them First, Lindsey Seavert and Ben Garvin, talk with Director of the duPont-Columbia Awards, Lisa Cohen (Serving Life) about their film. The documentary, built on unprecedented year-long access, is an intimate portrait of a North Minnesota elementary school and its visionary principal.

    Seavert and Garvin describe the challenges of creating a feature length documentary while still fulfilling their obligations as reporters at a local, daily news outlet.

    • 37 min
    #55 Rachel Lears

    #55 Rachel Lears

    Director Rachel Lears on her film following first time politicians like AOC, who went from barkeep to U.S. Congress.

    • 35 min
    #54: Nanfu Wang

    #54: Nanfu Wang

    Award-winning director Nanfu Wang talks to Professor Betsy West about Wang’s Sundance-winning, Oscar-shortlisted documentary One Child Nation.

    • 34 min
    #53: NBC’S Kate Snow on Cosby’s Accusers Revisited

    #53: NBC’S Kate Snow on Cosby’s Accusers Revisited

    Revisiting an early #MeToo moment - Kate Snow talks about her 2017 duPont Award winning interview with 27 of Bill Cosby’s accusers.

    • 26 min

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