At a time when 60% of counties in the United States have no daily newspaper to hold governments and corporations accountable, we have to start asking why. The biggest reason: the rise of big tech.
When 90% of all new digital ad revenue is swallowed by Google and Facebook, it’s becoming impossible to fund the kind of reporting that has uncovered corruption, solved crimes, and literally saved lives.
I was never interested in the business side of journalism. I believed in the separation of church and state. But then, I found myself without a job at a time when the world needs journalism the most. So now, with this project, I’m going to interview the journalists, experts, and leaders who can help us make sense of this crisis and what it means for the future.
For centuries, Dash 30 Dash has been used by journalists to signify the end of a story. We hope this won’t be the end of ours.
Police and the Media with Joel Anderson
Joel D. Anderson, a writer at Slate, joins John Stanton to discuss the recent Black Lives Matter protests and the relationship that journalists have with the police, and how that's changing.
Advertising Technology with Joshua Koran
Advertising funds journalism and Google and others are siphoning away that revenue. But advertising technology -- known as adtech -- is complicated. Joshua Koran joins to help us understand it better.
Freelancing with Laura Saunders and Caitlin O'Hara
While many, many journalists have been laid off because of big tech's siphoning of ad revenue, Laura Saunders and Caitlin O'Hara join John to talk about what it's like to freelance in that environment.
Journalism, layoffs, and COVID-19 with Laura Bassett and Nick Charles
John, Nick, and Laura talk about what has been a brutal week for the journalism industry, despite strong demand for news and information during the coronavirus pandemic.
Layoffs in sports journalism with Sarah Kelly
Sarah Kelly covered sports for The Express, and talks about what it's like to try to navigate a career in sports journalism in the era of Big Tech.
Latinx representation with Tina Vasquez
Reporter Tina Vasquez joins to talk about the importance of Latinx voices covering immigration and reproductive rights.
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Excellent interview subjects!
John Stanton picks excellent journalists to interview. I learn something new with every person spoken to and really love the subject areas — black journalists, trans journalists working on non-trans subject areas — and hope it continues.
The Threat to Journalism is Real
This is a great podcast on why local news disappearing across the country. If you are concerned about the spread of “fake news” or just believe we need more voices in media then you have to listen to this podcast. It will explain how and why platforms like Google and Facebook are killing journalism and why that is bad for democracy, regardless of where you find yourself on the political spectrum.
Super informative pod covering an important topic in the current landscape. Excited to see where future episodes lead.