It's All Journalism

It's All Journalism is a weekly podcast about the changing state of digital media. Producers Michael O'Connell and Nicole Ogrysko interview working journalists about how they do their jobs. They also discuss the latest trends in journalism and how they impact our democratic society.


253 - Newslab trains journalists to master digital media

Deborah Potter, president and executive director of Newslab, draws...Deborah Potter, president and executive director of Newslab, draws on her career as a broadcast journalist at CBS News and CNN, to help train newsrooms on how to make the most of what "new media" has to offer. She offers her take on the current state of digital media and interviews It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about his upcoming book, Turn Up the Volume A Down and Dirty Guide to Launching a Podcast, to boot.   Show More

54:46 5/18/2017

Past Episodes

Melanie Deziel, founder of MDeziel Media, the first editor of branded content for the New York Times and publisher of The Overlap League newsletter, talks to It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about the growth of native advertising as a revenue source for digital news outlets.
30:53 5/11/2017
Chase Palmieri talks to It's All Journalism producer Michael O'Connell about Tribeworthy, a platform he describes as Yelp for news consumers. TribeWorthy users rate articles based on a lack of bias, logical fallacies or other manipulative techniques or practices that might try to sway a readers opinion with emotion instead of facts.
30:14 5/4/2017
Daniel Ha, executive officer and co-founder of the Disqus commenting platform, talks to It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell about how websites can engage their readers in conversations on their comment boards. He discusses strategies for keeping out trolls and developing a rich social experience with your audience.
35:55 4/27/2017
Blake Gopnik, the daily art columnist for Art Net News and contributor to the New York Times, talks to It's All Journalism Producer Michael O'Connell about art criticism and his upcoming biography of Andy Warhol.
32:16 4/20/2017
Immigration reporting is the subject of this week's episode of It's All Journalism. Host Michael O'Connell chats with journalists Daniela Gerson and Elizabeth Aguilera, co-creators of Migratory Notes, a weekly email newsletter focused on immigration. Their goal is to explore the wide-ranging issues found under the immigration umbrella and share stories that provide context to this very complex topic.
40:16 4/13/2017
Washington Post political editor Allison Michaels joins It's All Journalism producers Michael O'Connell and Nicole Ogrysko in studio this week to talk about her podcast, Can He Do That? In each episode, Michaels and a her guests try to shed light on the limits of executive power as wielded by the Trump administration. The discussion also explores how newsrooms can use podcasts to expand on their coverage and engage new audiences.
30:38 4/6/2017
This week It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell is talking about underground press pioneer John Wilcock once again. This time around he talks to graphic novelist Ethan Persoff about the comic book biography of Wilcock he and artist Scott Marshall are collaborating on. They also discuss Persoff's archive of the underground satire magazine The Realist and the underground press scene of the 1960s and 1970s.
It's All Journalism host Michael O'Connell talks to radio reporter Neal Augenstein of WTOP in Washington, D.C., about his new podcast, Investigation Continues: The Lyons Sisters. The podcast focuses on the 1975 disappearance of Sheila and Katherine Lyon, sisters from Montgomery County, Maryland. Augenstein documents the decades-long case and the recent arrest of a suspect.
On this week's It's All Journalism podcast, host Michael O'Connell talks to reader engagement specialist Joy Mayer of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. They discuss how important it is for journalists to build a relationship with their readers, by responding to comments and creating a dialogue on social media. She also talks about a recent project [] she conducted to help newsrooms build trust with their audiences.

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