It's All Journalism

It's All Journalism


Latest Episodes

Movement journalism: A way to report on injustice
October 29, 2020

It’s All Journalism host Michael O’Connell talks with Tina Vasquez, a reporter with Prism and author of a new piece in Nieman Reports titled “Is Movement Journalism What Is Needed During This Reckoning Over Race and Inequality?” They discuss...

Overdose crisis, harm reduction, and the Rust Belt
October 22, 2020

It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell talks to Jack Shuler, an associate professor at Denison University and author of a new book, This Is Ohio: The Overdose Crisis and the Front Lines of a New America. They discuss the drug...

Better News: How to use events to grow a diverse audience
October 20, 2020

Even in the times of COVID-19, events — done virtually — can still be a useful method for newsrooms looking to build their audiences and promote brand loyalty. Cierra Hinton is the executive director-publisher for Scalawag, a nonprofit...

Statistics and sports: Telling stories with numbers
October 15, 2020

It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell is joined by Mark Simon, a statistics reporter for Sports Info Solutions and host of the platform's baseball podcast. In addition, Simon just launched a media-focused podcast: The...

Don't expect any answers on Election Night
October 08, 2020

This week, It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell is joined by Spectrum News reporter Ryan Whalen to discuss the wild lead-up to this year's election and why smart reporters should resist calling races on Election...

Need video footage? Hire a Stringr
October 01, 2020

It's All Journalism producer Michael O'Connell talks to Lindsay Stewart, a former broadcast news producer-turned-entrepreneur, about Stringr, which allows newsrooms to access a network of 120,000 videographers to help cover the...

Fake news, presidential deception and the Civil War
September 24, 2020

It’s All Journalism host Michael O’Connell is joined by author and editor Elizabeth Mitchell to talk about the interview process and how 1864 is more like 2020 than most people realize. Mitchell also discusses her new book, Lincoln’s Lie:...

Crime reporting: Covering violence and trauma
September 17, 2020

It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell is joined this week by Rachel Dissell, a former reporter with the Cleveland Plain Dealer, on her history of covering weighty and emotionally grueling crimes in her home city and the way...

Better News: How to win grants to fund journalism
September 15, 2020

In the past decade, media organizations have been awarded an estimated $300 million in grants to fund journalists and journalism projects — and the number of funders and dollars continues to grow. Jane Elizabeth is the managing editor of...

Building relationships for the next generation of reporters
September 10, 2020

It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell is joined this week by friend of the podcast Doug Mitchell, founder of Next Generation Radio, to discuss the long-lasting importance of relational approaches to journalism, for today and...