Meghan Murphy, the Online News Association's community manager, joins producer Michael O'Connell to discuss new training opportunities developed and offered by ONA to help journalists learn skills to keep up in the ever-changing industry.
Producer Michael O'Connell talks with Andrea Hart, co-founder and director of community engagement at City Bureau, about the importance of local coverage and an inventive way to bring better representation and authenticity to not only the stories being told but empowering the people telling them.
Washington Post database editor Steven Rich and Ted Mellnik join producer Michael O'Connell to discuss their massive undertaking: requesting and analyzing homicide and case closure rates from 50 cities across the United States. They talk about the disparities that exist in a single city and how data reporting no longer requires looking through filing cabinets but, instead, requires the ability to read and interpret data files.
With its second season wrapping up, Samara Freemark joins Michael O'Connell again to discuss the In the Dark podcast and the latest crime story it investigated: the case of a man tried six times for the same crime in Mississippi.
Author Charlie LeDuff joins producer Michael O'Connell to discuss his new book, Sh*tshow: The country's collapsing and the ratings are great, and recounts the time he was this close to becoming Trump's running mate in 2016.
Sara Catania of GroundSource and the JTrust newsletter joins producer Michael O'Connell to explore the widespread resistance among news people to collaborate even as they struggle with questions of trust in their work, an ironic struggle as "fake news" threatens democracy.
Keren Henderson, an assistant professor of broadcast and digital journalism at Syracuse University, reviews her research on the makeup of local news broadcasts, breaking down the age, gender and race of the reporters along with the stories they cover.
Laura Hertzfeld, director of Journalism360, joins producer Michael O'Connell to shed some light on the brave new world of immersive journalism and how virtual and augmented reality can help journalists take their viewers and readers into the lives and lands of their articles.
Joe Richman, founder, executive producer and host of Radio Diaries, joins producer Michael O'Connell to explore the intimacy of radio as a storytelling medium, the use of supplemental audio to enrich a story and how good storytellers come in all shapes, sizes and speaking patterns.
Laura Hazard Owen, a deputy editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab, joins producer Michael O'Connell to discuss her weekly column, where she's been writing, about the spread and use of fake news and its implications in society, the role Facebook and Twitter play in its dissemination and whether Facebook's pledge to open its records to research will shed any light on the secretive company's policies and practices.