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.


#284 Divining the future of the alt press by assessing the present

It's All Journalism gets out of the studio and hosts a panel about the future of the alternative press with Alexa Mills of the Washington City Paper, Jason Zaragoza of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, Andrew Beaujon of Washingtonian Magazine and Lisa Snowden-McCray of the Baltimore Beat.
48:26 12/14/2017

Past Episodes

Josh Stearns, an associate program director with the Democracy Fund, joins producer Michael O'Connell to discuss News Match, a program in which donations to selected independent investigative news organizations are matched (or tripled or quadrupled) through the holiday season.
26:35 12/7/2017
Dan Franks and Jared Easley, co-founders of the Podcast Movement conference, join producer Michael O'Connell to discuss the establishment of the first podcaster conference and how having a niche idea or audience can lead to big things.
31:17 11/30/2017
John Keefe, a developer in the Quartz Bot Studio and the product manager for Quartzs apps, joins producer Michael O'Connell once again, this time to discuss the use of bots in journalism, from setting reminders to breaking stories.
36:05 11/23/2017
After more than five years and 280 episodes, we're proud to announce that we'll be hosting the first live recording of our weekly It's All Journalism podcast.

In partnership with the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, the Online News Association's D.C. Meetup Group and the National Press Club, It's All Journalism will be hosting a panel and live recording on Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m., at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Doors open for this free event at 6:30 p.m.

The topic of the panel will be: The Future of the Alternative Press. Panelists include:

Alexa Mills, editor of the Washington City Paper;
Andrew Beaujon, former editor of the Washington City Paper;
Jason Zaragoza, executive director of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia;
Lisa Snowden-McCray, editor-in-chief of the Baltimore Beat.

The panel recording will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A session, all of which will be recorded for an upcoming episode of It's All Journalism. There will be a cash bar available for those who imbibe. The National Press Club is located at 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045.

Come to hang out with other digital journalism enthusiasts, learn about the challenges facing the alternative press from a panel of experts and be part of a live podcast recording.
03:17 11/21/2017
Shawna Thomas, D.C. bureau chief, senior producer and occasional correspondent for Vice News Tonight on HBO, joins Michael O'Connell to discuss the importance of breaking down one news story into its elements to reach a digital audience where it lives.
44:18 11/16/2017
Mandy Jenkins is the head of news and Ben Decker is a research coordinator at Storyful. They join producer Michael O'Connell to take a look at the importance of monitoring news as it happens to identify and possibly mitigate the spread of "fake news," especially as it pertains to elections and political coverage.
25:08 11/9/2017
Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, joins producer Michael O'Connell to discuss the hidden bias of most broadcast journalism it's not what some might expect and how millennials helped build his media empire.
28:19 11/2/2017
Alexa Mills, editor for the Washington City Paper, joins producer Michael O'Connell to discuss the future of her publication and the importance of local news in a town dominated by a major national newspaper.
46:13 10/26/2017
Rich Gordon, professor and director of digital innovation at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, joins producer Michael O'Connell to discuss the onset of data and digital journalism, how the intersection of the two changed his career, and why "media product" doesn't have to be a forbidden topic of conversation for journalism students.
39:44 10/19/2017

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