19 minutes | Oct 9, 2021

Working in media during a pandemic | Alia Henson

Alia Henson joins the podcast today as she talks about starting a new company during the pandemic and learning the ups and downs that come with such a task. As a former broadcast journalist, Alia has always approached the digital and social media realm “with a reporter’s eye,” as she puts it. Listen in as she talks about her new venture, The Gatekeeper Course, and how its goal is to help other journalists get their stories on the news. Alia talks about the struggles of working in journalism during a pandemic and how being flexible and adaptable was extremely important. Timestamped show notes 01:38 - Starting a company in the middle of a pandemic 04:45 - Unexpected obstacles 07:00 - Learning to pivot! 08:14 - Learn to ask for help 09:31 - Every person is playing a different game 11:40 - Getting press during COVID 14:36 - Is the press still relevant today? 15:00 - “Diversify your portfolio” 15:53 - Alia talks about how Gatekeeper can help its clients Links The Gatekeeper Course: https://www.thegatekeepercourse.com/
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