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The goal of this series is to put a spotlight on the people and organizations providing communities and groups with the journalism that matters to them, whether that’s information, education, photography, or many other possibilities

I want to show that these groups are real and important and that it’s really important that we know and respect who they are and what they do. This is part of a bigger project aimed at countering the cries of "fake news" and "lamestream media."

My name is Mark Simon. I am the creator, editor and host of this show. You can find me on Twitter at @markasimonsays.

The Journalism Salute Mark Simon

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The goal of this series is to put a spotlight on the people and organizations providing communities and groups with the journalism that matters to them, whether that’s information, education, photography, or many other possibilities

I want to show that these groups are real and important and that it’s really important that we know and respect who they are and what they do. This is part of a bigger project aimed at countering the cries of "fake news" and "lamestream media."

My name is Mark Simon. I am the creator, editor and host of this show. You can find me on Twitter at @markasimonsays.

    Holly McCall of Tennessee Lookout on Covering A State With A Supermajority

    Holly McCall of Tennessee Lookout on Covering A State With A Supermajority

    On this episode, we're joined by Holly McCall, the editor of the Tennessee Lookout , a website devoted to covering state government and issues as part of States Newsroom.

    We discuss the background in politics and journalism that led her to this job and the challenge of covering state government in a state in which the Republican party has a supermajority hold on the state legislature.

    Holly talked about stories her team uncovered related to Coronavirus, the growing immigrant community, governor Bill Lee, and the cities of Nashville and Memphis.

    She also explained the balance between news and editorial and how her organization demonstrates its fairness, She also shared advice for aspiring journalists and provided a journalism salute of her own.

    *Key quote* : "I think there's a great hunger for more policy and politics coverage."

    Thanks for tuning in. Please rate and review us if you can.

    *LINKS*

    Tennessee Lookout ( tennesseelookout.com )

    Tennessee Lookout on Twitter ( twitter.com/TNLookout )

    Holly McCall on Twitter ( twitter.com/jhollymc )

    Articles by Anita Wadhwani ( https://tennesseelookout.com/author/anita-wadhwani/ )

    Articles by Nate Rau ( https://tennesseelookout.com/author/nate-rau )

    Articles by Dulce Torres ( https://tennesseelookout.com/author/dulce-torres )

    The organization Holly saluted ( https://wpln.org/ )

    • 28 min
    Trusting News with Joy Mayer

    Trusting News with Joy Mayer

    On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by Trusting News director Joy Mayer to discuss how journalists and newsrooms can work at improving the level of trust from their readerships.

    Joy provided examples of work her group does to help news organizations and journalists in this regard. She explained how trust has to be earned and provided examples of groups that are doing work to increase trust from their readership.

    Thank you for listening. If you liked the podcast, please rate and review us. Stay safe and stay well.

    *LINKS*

    Trusting News Website ( TrustingNews.org )

    Trusting News Weekly Newsletter ( http://trustingnews.org/newsletter/ )

    Pew Poll on What People Think of Journalists ( https://medium.com/trusting-news/heres-what-pew-says-people-think-of-journalism-and-what-you-can-do-about-it-8a2551d452cf?source=collection_home---4------0----------------------- )

    Trusting News on Twitter ( Twitter.com/trustingnews )

    Joy Mayer on Twitter ( twitter.com/joymayer )

    Mark Simon's Twitter ( twitter.com/markasimonsays )

    • 22 min
    The American Journalism Historians Association w/ Dr. Donna Lampkin Stephens and Dr. Aimee Edmondson

    The American Journalism Historians Association w/ Dr. Donna Lampkin Stephens and Dr. Aimee Edmondson

    On this episode, we focus on The American Journalism Historians Association with its president, Dr. Donna Lampkin Stephens from the University of Central Arkansas and its first vice-president, Dr. Aimee Edmondson of Ohio University.

    They explain what the organization does, talk about the importance of teaching the history of journalism, show how history often repeats itself, and share the group's resources, including a highly-impressive speakers bureau. They also provide recommended reading (related to John Lewis), share their own research and salute other journalism organizations doing good work.

    Thank you for listening. If you wish to rate and review the podcast, please do, and please share it with your friends and colleagues. Please stay safe and stay well.

    *NOTABLE LINKS*

    AJHA Website ( ajha.wildapricot.org )

    AJHA on Twitter

    Dr. Lampkin Stephens on Twitter ( twitter.com/DonnaStephens1 )

    Dr. Edmondson on Twitter ( twitter.com/ProfEdmondson )

    In Sullivan's Shadow ( https://www.amazon.com/Sullivans-Shadow-during-Rights-Struggle/dp/1625344090/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=aimee+edmondson&qid=1599504408&sr=8-1 )

    If It Aint Broke, Break It ( https://www.amazon.com/Aint-Broke-Break-Corporate-Journalism/dp/1557288143/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=donna+stephens&qid=1599504441&sr=8-12 )

    Their recommended book: The Race Beat ( https://www.amazon.com/Race-Beat-Rights-Struggle-Awakening/dp/0679735658 )

    • 29 min
    What is Solutions Journalism - With Michelle Faust Raghavan

    What is Solutions Journalism - With Michelle Faust Raghavan

    On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by Michelle Faust Raghavan, West Coast Region Manager for the Solutions Journalism Network.

    They discussed what Solutions Journalism is, what the group does, and why it is so important. Michelle provided examples of Solutions Journalism teaching in action and the stories produced as a result. She also offered resources that the Network provides that journalists will find useful in developing their stories. Michelle also talked about why she thinks the future of journalism is bright and which journalism organizations she would like to salute.

    *Key phrase to remember:* "Hope with teeth."

    *Links*

    SolutionsJournalismNetwork.org

    Michelle's Ted Talk ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12JEv6rFix0 )

    Celeste Headlee's Ted Talk ( https://www.ted.com/talks/celeste_headlee_10_ways_to_have_a_better_conversation/discussion )

    Solutions Journalism Network Twitter ( https://twitter.com/soljourno )

    Michelle's Twitter ( https://twitter.com/MicheReports )

    • 24 min
    InvestigateWest Executive Director Allison Augustyn

    InvestigateWest Executive Director Allison Augustyn

    On this episode of The Journalism Salute, Mark is joined by Allison Augustyn, the executive director of InvestigateWest, a non-profit journalism studio based in Seattle.

    In Allison’s words, InvestigateWest is reporting “for community, with community” using a modern investigative reporting approach. She explains the role that InvestigateWest fills and how the impact of their reporting on the Pacific Northwest is measured.

    She provides examples of notable stories (a social justice component to environmental reporting) and the idea of “meeting people where they live.” She also previews an upcoming story running in The Atlantic. Lastly, she offers advice to aspiring investigative reporters and offers her own salute to a journalism organization.

    *Core quote:* “There are economists who have put forth data that shows that for every dollar spent on investigative reporting, it yields $125 in societal good. It’s just that it takes a lot of time and money up front before you get that payoff.”

    The Journalism Salute is a podcast intended to spotlight journalism organizations doing prominent work and to counter the notion of journalists as the enemy of the people. It is hosted by Mark Simon. Please subscribe, rate, and review.

    *Show Links*

    Investigate West website ( invw.org )

    Investigate West Twitter ( twitter.com/invw )

    Allison Augustyn Twitter ( twitter.com/allisonaugustyn )

    Journalism Salute Twitter ( http://twitter.com/journalismsalut )

    Mark Simon Twitter ( twitter.com/markasimonsays )

    Mark's list of Journalism Organizations ( https://marksimonsports.com/2020/05/29/important-journalism-organizations/ )

    • 24 min
    What is Dialogue Journalism? - Spaceship Media Co-Founder and CEO Eve Pearlman

    What is Dialogue Journalism? - Spaceship Media Co-Founder and CEO Eve Pearlman

    On this episode of The Journalism Salute, Mark is joined by Eve Pearlman, the co-founder and CEO of Spaceship Media.

    In Eve’s words, Spaceship Media is a company that invites exploration for journalists and conversation participants through a recently developed form of work known as dialogue journalism. Spaceship brings people from different groups together for conversations over an extended period of time and works with media outlets to report on what comes from those conversations.

    Eve explains the origin of the company and how dialogue journalism works in the spirit of reconceptualizing what journalism is. She tells what motivated her to pursue this type of journalism, how projects are conceptualized, developed, and completed, and why journalists are ideal for the role they serve within dialogue journalism. She also shares her vision for future projects and pays it forward with advice, and a journalism salute of her own.

    *Core quote:* “What can I do with the skills I have, from where I sit, to help the greater good?”

    The Journalism Salute is a podcast intended to spotlight journalism organizations doing prominent work and to counter the notion of journalists as the enemy of the people. It is hosted by Mark Simon. Please subscribe, rate, and review.

    *Show Links*

    Spaceship Media ( spaceshipmedia.org )

    Spaceship Media Twitter page ( twitter.com/spaceship_media )

    Eve Pearlman’s Twitter page ( twitter.com/evepearlman )

    Guns, An American Conversation ( https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Guns-An-American-Conversation/The-Editors-at-Spaceship-Media/9781982132989 ) (Spaceship Media’s book)

    Eve’s Ted Talk ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BDF7cD2M6g )

    Journalism Salute Twitter ( http://twitter.com/journalismsalut )

    Mark Simon Twitter ( twitter.com/markasimonsays )

    • 32 min

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