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. 

It's All Journalism
00:43:47 3/21/2018

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00:31:07 11/21/2018
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00:28:38 11/14/2018
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00:26:10 11/7/2018
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00:25:43 10/31/2018
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00:32:07 10/24/2018
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00:31:41 10/17/2018
On this week's It's All Journalism, Producer Michael O'Connell talks to publisher Norma Porter about the relaunch of Black Dance Magazine, which tells the stories of dancers of color. Porter is running a GoFundMe fundraiser for the magazine, which will relaunch in January.
00:41:23 10/10/2018

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