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.


#272 - Lack of government transparency leaves press, public in the dark

Miranda Spivack, the Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Jo...Miranda Spivack, the Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University in Indiana, talks to It's All Journalism producer Michael O'Connell about the importance of open government laws and why journalists need to learn them and why state and local governments don't want them to.   Show More

32:45 9/21/2017

Past Episodes

It's All Journalism producer Michael O'Connell talks to Rachel Glickhouse, who oversees ProPublica's Documenting Hate project. The initiative aims to improve the data collection of hate crime incidents to determine whether hate crimes are on the rise, as many perceive. ProPublica is working with more than 100 newsrooms, civil rights organizations and members of the public to collect and verify the data.
30:32 9/14/2017
Andrew Beaujon, a senior editor at the Washingtonian, joins producer Michael O'Connell to discuss the challenges shared by the alt press and their major publication brethren and how alts can use the lack of a daily deadline to write more in-depth stories after the dust settles on major news events.
24:19 9/7/2017
Peter Adams, senior vice president for education programs at The News Literacy Project, joins producer Michael O'Connell to discuss the tools educators and news consumers alike can use to distinguish credible news and reliable sources from those playing on emotion and playing to bias for clicks.
29:43 8/31/2017
Washington Post columnist Christine Emba joins producer Michael O'Connell to discuss the heightened importance of thinking and weighing multiple viewpoints before forming an opinion and the importance of calling out things that are wrong in an age of violent protests.
33:53 8/24/2017
Madalyn Sklar, host of the Twitter Smarter chat and podcast, discusses good Twitter etiquette with host Michael O'Connell, including advanced search techniques and the wrong use of direct messages.
29:02 8/17/2017
Baltimore-based reporter Baynard Woods again joins producer Michael O'Connell on the podcast, this time to discuss his new column and podcast "Democracy in Crisis," started after the November election to provide alt weeklies with coverage of national political developments without having to add writers and further constrain budgets.
39:10 8/10/2017
David Fahrenthold is Washington Post reporter who spent most of the 2016 presidential campaign tracking down the reported donations made by then-candidate Donald Trump. He recently detailed his learnings from that work at a panel of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia during its annual conference. The notebook in which he chronicled the investigation is now on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
01:18:00 8/3/2017
The Association of Alternative Newsmedia hosts a panel at its annual meeting in which media experts discuss current threats to press freedom. Kevin Goldberg, AAN's legal counsel, organized the panel, which was emceed by Sandy Johnson, president and COO of the National Press Foundation. Rounding out the panel were Margaret Talev, Bloomberg's senior White House correspondent, and Margaux Ewen, advocacy and communications director at Reporters Without Borders, North America.
01:18:00 7/31/2017
Matt Carlson, associate professor at St. Louis University, joins producer Michael O'Connell to discuss his new article on the use of algorithms in journalism. He is the author of "Automating Judgment? Algorithmic Judgment, News Knowledge and Journalistic Professionalism," recently published in New Media and Society.
31:59 7/27/2017

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