It's All Journalism

#298 ? Investigative journalism helps restore lives robbed by injustice

Melissa Segura, a Polk Award-winning journalist with BuzzFeed, joins Michael O'Connell to discuss her journey from unwitting sports nerd with an interest in writing deep, human stories to shining a bright light on a dirty Chicago detective in the name of righting several decades' worth of wrongs. 

00:43:47 3/21/2018

Past Episodes

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. 
00:26:00 7/11/2018
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. 
00:37:33 7/4/2018
It's All Journalism Producer Michael O'Connell travels to Tajikistan at the invitation of the U.S. State Department's Speakers Program to train young journalists in podcasting.
00:48:09 6/27/2018
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.
00:30:35 6/20/2018
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. 
00:33:26 6/13/2018
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. 
00:43:27 6/6/2018
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.
00:28:27 5/30/2018
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. 
00:29:10 5/23/2018
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. 
00:33:04 5/16/2018
Phoebe Judge, host of the Criminal and This Is Love podcasts, joins producer Michael O'Connell to talk about her love of the audio format, the luxury of keeping silence in recordings and her delight in asking the mundane questions about life and work. 
00:29:59 5/9/2018

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