It's All Journalism

It's All Journalism is a weekly podcast about the changing state of digital media. Producers Michael O'Connell and Nicole Ogrysko interview working journalists about how they do their jobs. They also discuss the latest trends in journalism and how they impact our democratic society.


It's All Journalism

How to cover diversity, political division in a divided America

Farai Chideya, a fellow at the MIT Media Lab and journalism program officer at the Ford Foundation, discusses with producer Michael O'Connell the challenges journalists face in covering diversity and political division in a divided America.
00:34:59 5/22/2019

Past Episodes

Dave Bidini, an author of 13 books and founding member of the Canadian band the Rheostatics, joins producer Michael O'Connell to discuss his latest venture, the monthly West End Phoenix newspaper in Toronto, featuring pieces from award-winning authors, writers, playwrights and poets who live in the neighborhood.
00:26:39 5/15/2019
Melanie Deziel, founder of StoryFuel, talks with producer Michael O'Connell about the challenges facing newsrooms that are creating branded content. The conversation addresses the impact that tech giants like Facebook and Google have on what you read and the importance of accurately measuring how readers engage with your content online.?
00:32:31 5/8/2019
Erica Mandy, the host of the NewsWorthy podcast, joins producer Michael O'Connell to explain why compact but well-explained news podcasts are not just the wave of the future but the best way to keep people informed in the present, and how 10 minutes is all anyone really needs to stay aware of the world.
29:46:00 5/1/2019
Amy Webb, a quantitative futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute, joins producer Michael O'Connell to discuss trends in media, her frustration with the lack of response to deep fake videos and why the United States could learn from China when it comes to collaboration on artificial intelligence.
00:31:42 4/24/2019
Victoria Baranetsky, legal counsel for the Center for Investigative Reporting and a research fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, joins producer Michael O'Connell to discuss the need to sue the government when contracts with private companies of particular public interest aren't provided.
00:26:12 4/17/2019
Jason Begay and Jeremy Lurgio, faculty for the Native News Honors Project at the University of Montana, join Amelia Brust to detail how they're teaching students to write meaning stories about the state's Native American tribes, and what professionals could learn from them.
00:30:57 4/10/2019
Kyle Pope, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journalism Review, joins Michael O'Connell to take a closer look at some of the findings in a recent wide-ranging survey of Americans' trust of the media. The results aren't great.
00:31:02 4/3/2019
In his third visit to the podcast, Kevin Goldberg, legal counsel for the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, joins producer Michael O'Connell to shed some light on anti-SLAPP legislation and why Texas' law, a model for other states, is in trouble. ?
00:25:16 3/27/2019
George Sylvie, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Reshaping the News: Community, Engagement, and Editors, joins producer Michael O'Connell to question whether editors are working with their journalists to ensure their final reporting best serves the audience instead of the writer or sources.
00:31:17 3/20/2019
Betsy O'Donovan, an assistant professor of journalism at Western Washington University, and Melody Kramer, senior audience development manager at the Wikimedia Foundation, join producer Michael O'Connell to discuss a new report on metrics in journalism from the American Press Institute, why they've always mattered and why veteran journalists will embrace more easily the priorities newsrooms believe matter most.
00:36:27 3/13/2019

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