Pop Goes the Podcast at Awesome Con

Awesome Con Panel

It’s All Journalism producer Michael O’Connell, left, takes a selfie with fellow panelists/podcasters Carolyn Belefski of the Carolyn and Joe Show and Alex Vidales of Pilot Waves.

I had the pleasure Saturday, May 30, of joining some of my fellow D.C.-area podcasters at Awesome Con pop culture festival. We presented a panel entitled “Pop Goes the Podcast,” where we talked about our experiences producing podcasts.

It was a great experience sharing the stage with these creative people:

Awesome Con Panel

Jennifer Crawford, left, of the Jellyvision Show and Justin McLachlan of EOS 10 talk about podcasting during the May 30, 2015, Pop the Podcast panel at Awesome Con.

All of us are members of the DC Podcaster Community, a Facebook group of podcasters from the Washington, D.C., area. We host monthly meetings to share tips and socialize. If you’re interested in joining us, look for us on Facebook.

DC Podcaster is sponsoring the first ever DC PodFest, which will take place Nov. 6-8, 2015, at The Wonderbread Factory in Washington, D.C. You can find out more about the event at the DC PodFest website and you keep track of updates by following us on Twitter: @DCPodFest

Michael O’Connell

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We’ve updated our website!

It took two years, but we finally got around to updating our website. We hope you enjoy it.

While the blog layout of our old website design was easy to use and gave us a place to share our work, we realized that most of our content was hidden. We wanted a website that would showcase all of our work and make it easier for our listeners to find some of our older podcasts.

Let us know what you think by emailing us at editor@itsalljournalism.com.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

We’ve got big plans for the coming months, including podcasting from the Midway at the 2014 Online News Association Conference in Chicago. If you’re at the conference, come find us. We’d love to hear what you have to say.

Megan Cloherty
Michael O’Connell
Julia O’Donoghue

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Talking pop culture, self-publishing

It’s All Journalism producer Michael O’Connell recently appeared on The Carolyn and Joe Show podcast, talking about pop culture, collecting and changing genders in the superhero realm. Listen to the audio.

Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo appeared on our podcast in 2013, talking about self-publishing, podcasting and their comics newspaper, Magic Bullet. Listen to that podcast.

You can find out more about Magic Bullet and find out how to obtain the latest issue here.

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#82 – Tony Wheeler on the journey of a professional traveler

In 1972, Tony Wheeler and his wife Maureen were living in London, where they had just finished their studies. They decided to take a year off to travel around the world, with the intention of “getting travel out of our systems,” Wheeler said.

Tony Wheeler at the Yungang Caves.

Tony Wheeler at the Yungang Caves.

The couple left London in an old, beat-up car, which took them all the way to Afghanistan. Eventually, they made their way overland across Asia and ended up in Sydney, Australia, six months after they’d started.

They had 27 cents between them.

The journey that was intended to cure them of the travel bug did just the opposite. In late 1973, they launched Lonely Planet Productions, with Tony’s first book, “Across Asia on the Cheap.”
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It’s All Journalism launches partnership with Association of Alternative Newsmedia

Michael O’Connell, one of the founding producers of the It’s All Journalism podcast, and Tiffany Shackelford, executive director of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, make a special announcement that should be of interest to followers of the podcast and AAN members alike.

Read the full press release on the AAN website.

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Mystery of the Dramatic Drone

Photo by Michael O'Connell

Photo by Michael O’Connell

Here’s a little tease to our upcoming podcast interview with Ryan Teague Beckwith and Amber Phillips of Digital First Media. Our recording was interrupted by an unexpected guest.

 

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Preview: Rick Klein, political director for ABC News

Rick Klein, center, of ABC News talks with, from left, It's All Journalism producers Megan Cloherty, Julia O'Donoghue and Anna Miars. (Photo by Michael O'Connell)

Rick Klein, center, of ABC News talks with, from left, It’s All Journalism producers Megan Cloherty, Julia O’Donoghue and Anna Miars. (Photo by Michael O’Connell)

Here’s a taste of our our interview with Rick Klein, ABC News’ political director and a regular guest on Fox News and NPR.

Klein talks to It’s All Journalism about what it takes to be a political commentator and broadcaster in the digital age.

Check back Saturday, July 13, for our full interview.

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When is a wall more of a fence?

On Wednesday, June 12, the Washington Post will launch a paywall, limiting access to its online content to paid subscribers.

In this special podcast, It’s All Journalism producers Megan Cloherty, Anna Miars and Michael O’Connell discuss what this move means, including how the Washington Post’s paywall may be more of a fence than a wall — at least to start with.

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Podcast Preview: Rick Blum on the Freedom of Information Act

Rick Blum, coordinator of the Sunshine in Government Initiative, talks about how journalists can best use the Freedom of Information Act to better inform their stories.

Rick Blum of the Sunshine in Government Initiative talks about the Freedom of Information Act in the next episode of It's All Journalism.

Rick Blum of the Sunshine in Government Initiative talks about the Freedom of Information Act in the next episode of It’s All Journalism.

It’s All Journalism is a weekly podcast focused on the changing state of the media. New episodes are posted every Saturday.

Follow It’s All Journalism on Twitter and on Facebook.

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Bonus – Washington Post Graphics Director Kat Downs opens her portfolio

After we wrapped up our interview with The Washington Post‘s Graphics Director Kat Downs, we realized that we forgot to ask her about her online portfolio, which we think is kind of neat. So, we turned the mics back on and conducted this brief interview.

Kat Downs

The Washington Post Graphics Director Kat Downs shares tips on how to show off your multimedia work. (Photo by Anna Miars)

Rather than adding the interview to our full podcast, we decided to offer it as a bonus feature to our listeners.

Check back on Saturday, May 4, 2013, for our full interview with Kat, when she talks about multimedia design, visual storytelling and how the graphics team contributed to the Post’s coverage of the Boston bombings.

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