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Photojournalism on the radio...sort of. The photography centric podcast is hosted by photojournalists Todd Mizener, Todd Welvaert, Meg McLaughlin and Brian Achenbach. Our goal is to both entertain and inform with our personal experiences or via interviews with a wide variety of guests. We work for the Dispatch/Argus, a mid-sized daily newspaper, located in western Illinois along the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Ill. We all get asked questions about our jobs and the podcast let’s us answer some of those questions. It also affords us the opportunity to connect with readers, aspiring photographers and learn a thing or two from our guests. The podcast is also an extension of our historically strong intern teaching program. Please email your questions and/or topic suggestions to talkingpicspodcast@gmail.com and don’t forget to tune each week for a new episode.

The Talking Pictures Podcast Todd Mizener

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Photojournalism on the radio...sort of. The photography centric podcast is hosted by photojournalists Todd Mizener, Todd Welvaert, Meg McLaughlin and Brian Achenbach. Our goal is to both entertain and inform with our personal experiences or via interviews with a wide variety of guests. We work for the Dispatch/Argus, a mid-sized daily newspaper, located in western Illinois along the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Ill. We all get asked questions about our jobs and the podcast let’s us answer some of those questions. It also affords us the opportunity to connect with readers, aspiring photographers and learn a thing or two from our guests. The podcast is also an extension of our historically strong intern teaching program. Please email your questions and/or topic suggestions to talkingpicspodcast@gmail.com and don’t forget to tune each week for a new episode.

    Tim Hynds - Beer columnist and photojournalist

    Tim Hynds - Beer columnist and photojournalist

    Our guest is Tim Hynds, the visuals editor of the Sioux City Journal, in Sioux City, Iowa. Tim is also a the newspaper's beer columnist. His column started in 2017 and has chronicled the rise of the craft beer industry in both Iowa and around the country. If you like beer and photojournalism, especially beer, then this is the perfect episode for you.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Dave Marran, election night pizza and surviving journalism

    Dave Marran, election night pizza and surviving journalism

    Dave Marran, the retired sports editor of the Kenosha News and my old high school friend, talk about his successful and happy life after journalism. We also talk about the importance of adapting to the changing face of journalism. Usually, we stick to our guests being photographers, or the topic being photo-centric, but Dave's story is important for anyone working in journalism in 2019. We hope this is the first of the success stories we feature on the podcast. The landscape of the industry is ever-changing and having an open and honest discussion of finding happiness after the newsroom is important.  If you have a suggestion for a topic please email the show.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Photojournalism legend Phil Greer

    Photojournalism legend Phil Greer

    This week's episode is a master's class with photojournalism legend Phil Greer. He is currently the Photojournalist in Residence and Senior Lecturer for Southern Illinois University's School of Journalism. Phil tells great story after great story while preaching the gospel of photojournalism. From his assignments in Central America; to his friendly competition with Sun-Times legend John White; to the Iran/Iraq war; and his emotional meeting with Emmett Till's mother - every story teaches a valuable lesson. During his illustrious career Greer worked for the Champaign/Urbana News Gazette (Ill.), Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, The Courier (Champaign/Urbana, Ill.) and the Chicago Tribune. During his 24 years at the Tribune he served as a staff photographer, Chief Photographer, Director of Photography and Senior Photographer. "He was nominated several times for the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism, and was a member of the Tribune team that won the prize for ‘Gateway to Gridlock’ in 2001." - SIU bio.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Change is Good

    Change is Good

    We're back and things get personal in this edition of the podcast. Todd M fired up the basement studio to thank listeners for sticking with the podcast, despite the long hiatus, and share his emotional story of change.

    • 22 min
    A first time for everything

    A first time for everything

    The team has recently experienced some milestone firsts but none bigger than Jess enduring her first mid-western snowstorm. She hails from Alabama and needless to say she is currently experiencing a little bit of climate-shock. Photographically speaking we talk about Meg and Jess successfully completing their first photo stories for the newspaper. Other highlights of this episode include Jess' first Pacesetter location portrait shoot and team surfing the blue wave on election night.

    • 50 min
    The Pain of Suicide

    The Pain of Suicide

    Jess and Todd sit down with veteran reporter Jonathan Turner to talk about his recent series of articles on the suicide epidemic. The series featured Todd's collection of black and white portraits titled: "Left Behind - The Pain of Suicide still haunts these loved ones."

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Turnerx5 ,

Outstanding listen!

What a gem. The Talking Pictures Podcast is a great listen for anyone interested in photo journalism, photography, media, or the newspaper business. Authentic in every way, great midwestern sensibility on display here. Great in every way!

Turnerx5 ,

Terrific in every way!

I love this Podcast! Great conversations about photo journalism, and an assortment of great topics.

xerxes13 ,

Photo podcast for non-photo people

So I’m a photographer, but the way this podcast is set up they really get at the questions behind the photos and explore the stories, not the mechanics. Don’t get me wrong, they still talk shop, but most of the podcast is more for people who enjoy looking at photos, than for people who are out there making them.

Check it out. you might find something new.

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