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The Journalism Salute
24 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
Jane Wolfe, Author- Burl: Journalism Giant and Medical Trailblazer
On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by Jane Wolfe. Jane is a longtime journalist who has written 3 biographies, the most recent of which is titled Burl, Journalism Giant and Medical Trailblazer. It’s about Burl Osborne, a prominent journalist and newspaper publisher who had a distinguished career at the Associated Press and The Dallas Morning News. Jane talked about her career, about Burl’s life, and the process of writing a biographies – which parts she likes and which parts she doesn’t like. Jane’s salute: University of Texas-Austin School of Journalism and Media Thank you as always for listening. Please send us feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org and Mark's website (MarkSimonmedia.com) or tweet us at @journalismpod.
32 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
Ben Welsh, Visiting Senior Data Journalist at Stanford University
On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by Ben Welsh, the visiting senior data journalist at Stanford University who is working on the project, Big Local News. He’s also been a longtime data journalism editor at the Los Angeles Times. Ben talked about his journalism origin story, the different projects he’s worked on, how Big Local News is helping to make data journalism accessible to smaller media outlets, and the importance of the field of data journalism. Ben’s Twitter Details on Ben’s work at Stanford Studs Terkel podcast Homepages.news Ben’s salute: The Las Vegas Review Journal Thank you as always for listening. Please send us feedback at email@example.com, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org and Mark's website (MarkSimonmedia.com) or tweet us at @journalismpod.
34 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
John Vitti: Multi-Platform Sports Editor, Teacher, Founder: Headliners in Education
On this episode, we salute John Vitti. John is a man of many skills. He’s been a layout, copy, and online editor/multi-platform editor for the sports department of the Boston Globe for 23 years. He’s also a high school journalism teacher, an elementary school newspaper advisor, and the founder of a journalism program for kids, Headliners in Education. John talked with Mark Simon about all of those roles as well as the value of teaching journalism concepts to kids, even if they don’t want to become journalists. John’s salutes Press Pass NYC Journalistic Learning Initiative (Ed Madison, its founder, is a past guest) Thank you as always for listening. Please send us feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org and Mark's website (MarkSimonmedia.com) or tweet us at @journalismpod.
33 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
Alexis Terrazas, Editor-In-Chief, El Tecolote
On this episode, we salute and interview Alexis Terrazas. He’s the editor in chief of El Tecolote (The Owl), a bilingual Latino newspaper that has served the San Francisco Bay Area Latino community since 1970. Prior to that, he wrote for Patch and the San Francisco Examiner. Alexis shared his journalism origin story, explained the types of stories that El Tecolote covered, and detailed why he’s so passionate about his job and the newspaper’s mission. El Tecolote’s Twitter account Alexis’s salute: Renaissance Journalism Thank you as always for listening. Please send us feedback at email@example.com, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org and Mark's website (MarkSimonmedia.com) or tweet us at @journalismpod.
28 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
Katie Hawkins-Gaar: Digital Women Leaders; My Sweet Dumb Brain
On today’s episode, we salute Katie Hawkins-Gaar. Katie is a freelance writer and the founder of Digital Women Leaders, a mentoring program for women and non-binary people working in news who are looking for advice from someone who understands their experience. It’s a free program with dozens of coaches available for a 30-minute session. Katie also edits the newsletter, My Sweet Dumb Brain, a newsletter about facing the ups and downs of life, all while being kind to yourself. Katie talked about her journalism experience, how the Digital Women Leaders program works and the type of advice mentees receive, and gave examples of topics that she addresses in her newsletter, which often focuses on mental health. Katie’s salute: Sahan Journal Thank you as always for listening. Please send us feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org and Mark's website (MarkSimonmedia.com) or tweet us at @journalismpod.
37 minutes | Aug 30, 2022
Anushka De, National Student Journalist of the Year
On this episode, we’re joined by Anushka De. Anushka is a freshman from Cupertino California studying computer science at Stanford University. This past year, Anushka was named the Journalism Education Association Student Journalist of the Year and the National Scholastic Press Association’s Writer of the Year. Anushka talked about her initial fear of being a journalist and how she overcame it along with the great work she did on El Estoque, the student publication of Monta Vista High School. She discussed the high standards the journalism program at her school has and how students strive to fulfill them. And she shared her future goals. Thank you as always for listening. Please send us feedback at email@example.com, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org and Mark's website (MarkSimonmedia.com) or tweet us at @journalismpod. Anushka's salutes: High school newspapers, including the Berkley High Jacket, the Lynbrook Epic, and the Cupertino Prospector LINKS Anuskha’s portfolio (including stories referenced within interview)
21 minutes | Aug 30, 2022
Ahmed Ahmed, Nevada Student Journalist of the Year
On this episode, we’re joined by Ahmed Ahmed. Ahmed was named the Nevada Student Journalist of the Year – by the Journalism Education Association. He spent 3 years on the staff of the Southwest Shadow at Southwest Career and Technical Academy. And he’s now headed to the University of Chicago to study political science. Ahmed talked about his journalism origin story, why opinion writing is so important to him, who his greatest influences are, and what his future ambitions are. Thank you as always for listening. Please send us feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org and Mark's website (MarkSimonmedia.com) or tweet us at @journalismpod. Links Ahmed’s Salute: Youth Journalism International Ahmed’s work for the Shadow Ahmed’s website and portfolio
30 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Erin Perry, Managing Editor of Outlier Media
On this episode, we salute Erin Perry, the managing editor of Outlier Media. Outlier Media is a Detroit-based service journalism organization that identifies, reports, and delivers valuable information to empower residents to hold landlords, municipal government, and elected officials accountable for longstanding problems. They do this with text messaging, newsletters, and a section of OutlierMedia.org Erin talked about her origin story and career path. She shared examples of the kinds of stories that Outlier covers and explained why it’s so needed in Detroit. She also shared her passion for journalism education and the steps needed to make journalism an appealing profession for Black and Latino students. Erin’s salute: Capital B, a non-profit for Black audiences. Thank you as always for listening. Please send us feedback at email@example.com, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org and Mark's website (MarkSimonmedia.com) or tweet us at @journalismpod.
31 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
Mariel Padilla, General Assignment Reporter: The 19th
On this episode we’re joined by Mariel Padilla. Mariel is a general assignment reporter for The 19th. The 19th is an independent non-profit newsroom reporting on gender, politics, and policy. It’s name invokes the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. She’s been with them for 2 years after working for a year as a reporting fellow for the NY Times. And she was a part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage both at The Times and while interning at the Cincinnati Enquirer. Mariel talked about the stories she’s worked on for each of those organizations. At the Enquirer that involved collecting data for a major story on the opioid crisis. At the Times, she worked on breaking news (including obituaries) and unusual features. And at The 19th, she’s worked on a wide range of coverage including the January 6 Hearings, the military, Afghan refugees, and abortion legislation. Mariel also explained what makes coverage at The 19th distinct. Be sure to listen for her wonderful quote about how she views being a journalist. Mariel’s salute: MIT Technology Review Stories Covering Cassidy Hutchinson testimony Liz Cheney’s comments during hearing Story on Afghan refugees How the women of congress remember Jan. 6 Thank you as always for listening. Please send us feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org and Mark's website (MarkSimonmedia.com) or tweet us at @journalismpod.
28 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
Nicole Neroulias Gupte, Global Press Journal; Trailing-Spouse.com
On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by Nicole Neroulias Gupte. Nicole is an editor with Global Press Journal, a news organization working with women around the world covering undercovered countries. She’s also the founder and executive editor of Trailing-Spouse (Trailing-Spouse.com), an online magazine and community that shares stories of expats, military families and significant others who have done adventurous things and reinvented their lives after partner-prompted relocations. Nicole talked about the work she’s done at Global Press (using a recent story set in Sri Lanka as an example). She also shared both her journalism origin story and the origin story and development of Trailing Spouse – and the goals she has for it. She also shared tips and advice for those looking to follow her lead in either editing role and explained why it’s important to get your Nintendo reflexes going before going on Jeopardy. For more on Global Press Journal, listen to our interview with editor-in-chief, Jessica Meyers. Thank you as always for listening. Please send us feedback at email@example.com, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org and Mark's website (MarkSimonmedia.com) or tweet us at @journalismpod
40 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
James Queally, Crime & Police Reporter, Los Angeles Times
On today’s episode, we’re joined by James Queally, who covers courts, crime, and police for the Los Angeles Times. He previously had a similar job for the Newark Star-Ledger. James is the 2nd Pulitzer winner to join us (Ted Bridis is the other). He was part of a 2015 breaking news team that covered the San Bernadino terrorist attacks that won the Pulitzer. He’s also a book author – 2 novels. James talked about his journalism origin story, how one phone call changed his interest from covering sports to covering crime. He also shared examples of reporting he’s done, from covering the recent trial of the man who murdered Nipsey Hussle to investigative work on racist police officers. And he talked about how he handles the grizzly nature of the job mentally. James’ salute: Keri Blakinger, Marshall Project His website: JamesQueallyWriter.com (includes links to his books) His articles can be found here Thank you as always for listening. Please send us feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org, Mark's website (MarkSimonMedia.com) or tweet us at @journalismpod
34 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
Javeria Salman, Digital News Producer, Staff Writer: The Hechinger Report
On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by Javeria Salman, a digital news producer and staff writer at The Hechinger Report, which covers innovation and inequality in education. Her beat is the future of learning in kindergarten through 12th grade and her work is most often seen in a newsletter that comes out every 2 weeks. She’s based in New York City. Javeria talked about her journalism career path, from emigrating to the United States from Pakistan to going to East Carolina University, where her observation of her Muslim faith stood out in an area that hosted rallies for Donald Trump. She explained how student media provided her the best outlet to be successful, the types of stories she pursues as an education report, and how she relates to the stories and people she covers. Javeria’s Salutes: Rowaida Abdelaziz, Huffington Post Middle East Eye Thank you for listening. Please send us feedback at email@example.com, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org, or tweet us at @journalismpod
35 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
Aneri Pattani, Reporter: Kaiser Health News
On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by Aneri Pattani. She’s a national correspondent for Kaiser Health News based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has a VERY full resume – with internships, reporting, and radio producing work. She has won an award from INN for her news reporting. Aneri is also teaching an online class on responsible reporting of suicides on the Coursera online platform and gave examples of lessons she’s encouraging others to follow.. She talked about covering mental health, from why that subject is of interest to her, to how she comes up with ideas and pursues stories. She also shared what she learned from past work experiences, internships and volunteer work, including one with aspiring student journalists in Syria. Key quote: “I believe being a journalist is akin to being a student for life” and that “a journalist can bring about enlightenment, emotion and change.” Aneri’s salute: Rhitu Chatterjeee, NPR Mental Health Reporter Thank you for listening. Please send us feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org, or tweet us at @journalismpod
31 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
Jen Maxfield, WNBC-TV Reporter/Author "More After The Break"
On this episode Mark Simon talked to to Jen Maxfield. Jen is a reporter and substitute anchor for WNBC TV in New York. She’s has spent nearly 20 years reporting in and around New York City. She’s also the author of More After the Break from Greenleaf Press (out July 12) – this book revisits news stories from Jen’s reporting past. It’s a book of storytelling and of where-are-they now reporting. It’s also a textbook of sorts that shows aspiring reporters – this is what it’s really like to do the work. Jen talked to us about her journalism path, her storytelling process, and she explained how she mines details out of interview subjects, while always remembering to be empathetic. She also shared her biggest mistake and the impact it had on the rest of her career. Jen's Podcast: More After the Break Jen’s Journalism Salutes: News12 NY’s Judayah Murray and Jordan Kissane Thank you for listening. Please send us feedback at email@example.com, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org, or tweet us at @journalismpod
46 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
Mary C. Curtis, Columnist: Congressional Quarterly Roll Call
On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by Mary C Curtis. Mary is a longtime reporter and editor, and now columnist for Congressional Quarterly Roll Call – covering the intersection of politics, race and culture. Mary is also a senior facilitator at The Op-Ed Project, a group that mentors people (mostly women) to share their stories and be thought leaders. She has 40 years in an NABJ Hall-of-Fame career in journalism to draw upon, including time as an editor at The New York Times and Baltimore Sun. Mary talked about her journalism origin story – as a lifelong observer of people. She explained her column writing – where she gets her ideas and how she writes her ledes and her kickers. She also talked about the editing work she had done – and how she overcame misperceptions about her in newsrooms. And she explained the work she does for The Op-Ed Project. Please share feedback on the show at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @journalismpod. And you can visit Mark Simon's website at MarkSimonMedia.com Mary’s Salute: MLK50 Mary’s Podcast: Equal Time with Mary C. Curtis
29 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
Jake Wittich, Reporter: Block Club Chicago; VP: NLGJA Chicago
On today’s episode, Mark Simon interviews Jake Wittich. Jake is a reporter for Block Club Chicago covering different neighborhoods in the city and LGBTQ issues. He’s also the vice-president of the Chicago chapter of the NLGJA, which is the association of LGTBTQIA journalists. And – he’s part of Block Club thanks to Report for America, from which we’ve had many guests. Jake shares his journalism origin story, gives examples of the reporting he does, explains the goals of the NLGJA, and shares the benefits of being a part of Report for America. Jake's salute: AAJA Chicago Thank you for listening. Please send us feedback at email@example.com, visit our website at thejournalismsalute.org, or tweet us at @journalismpod
35 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
Denise Clay-Murray, Reporter: Votebeat
Denise Clay-Murray is a reporter with 30 years of journalism experience who was recently hired by Votebeat to cover the upcoming elections in Pennsylvania. Votebeat has reporters embedded around the country to cover stories related to the election process. Denise talked about the work she’ll be doing for Votebeat but also about her career covering elections and about why Votebeat is so important. She also talked about freelance reporting she’s done, including a recent piece on the hidden cost of gun violence. Thank you as always for listening. Please rate and review the podcast – and share feedback with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @journalismpod. Denise’s salutes: MLK 50 and The Pivot Fund.
30 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
Gabrielle Hays: Communities Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
On this episode we’re joined by Gabrielle Hays. Gabrielle covers St. Louis for the PBS News Hour as a community correspondent. She both writes and does TV work. She’s previously been a TV news reporter in Knoxville, Tennessee, and a reporter/producer for St. Louis’ PBS affiliate. Gabrielle talked about her career path, her current job, and the stories she’s covered, including multiple pieces on Afghan refugees. She also explained how she humanizes stories dealing with St. Louis history, and how she approaches the job knowing that she’s going to often be with people on their worst days. She also detailed how both her mentors and members of the NABJ have been vital to her career success and offered three pieces of advice to aspiring journalists who want to follow in her footsteps. Some of the stories we talked with Gabrielle about can be found here and her PBS work can be found here. Thank you for listening. Please email us at email@example.com or follow us on Twitter at @journalismpod.
31 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
Tionna Taite, Founder, Nineteen Fifty-Six Magazine
For episode number 75 of our podcast, we’re joined by Tionna Taite. Tionna will be attending the University of Alabama law school after completing her undergrad work there with a degree in News Media. Her minor is Advocacy, Voice, and Stewardship. Two years ago, Tionna started a magazine for students, Nineteen Fifty-Six – the first Black student-led magazine at the school. It’s staffed by 50 students, full color – articles and amazing photography. Tionna talked about the origin of her interest in journalism and the origin of the magazine. She explained the organizational process by which each issue is put together and the influences that other magazines had on it. Tionna is also the current Miss Black Alabama and will be competing in the Miss Black USA pageant this summer. She shared how her platform is related to teaching media. Thank you for listening. Feel free to rate and review the show. If you have any feedback, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Related Episodes #20 – Professor Meredith Cummings #28 – The 1619 Project – Kirkwood (Missouri) High School #55 – Ashleigh Fields, Howard University
32 minutes | May 31, 2022
Nick Toso, Former CNN Español Producer; Founder: Rolli
On today’s episode, we’re joined by Nick Toso (@rolliapp). Nick spent 7 years at CNN, working largely in a production role on CNN Español. He supervised interviews with world leaders, including president Barack Obama, and was a senior producer for both a daily and weekly news show. He’s currently the founder of Rolli, an app that helps journalists find experts for any story they might be working on. Nick talked about the lessons learned from his time in TV production, the logistics behind the many interviews he oversaw, and his tips for aspiring journalists. He also explained the purpose of his app, which is free for journalists to use as they try to find subject experts to interview. Thank you as always for listening. Please follow us on Twitter at @journalismpod or e-mail us at email@example.com.
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