2017 was a busy year for the producers of It’s All Journalism. We moved to the PodcastOne network, updated our music and logo, launched our Patreon campaign, covered several conferences and recorded our first live event. We also celebrated the podcast’s fifth anniversary last August.
On a personal note, my book, Turn Up the Volume — A Down and Dirty Guide to Podcasting, was published in June and, in November and December, I taught my first podcasting class at American University.
Although 2017 brought a lot of change and growth to our podcast, one thing that didn’t change was our commitment to post a new podcast episode every week. That’s our main focus and the thing that continues to give us pleasure week-in and week-out. We don’t get paid for this. We do it out of love for the topic and the desire to learn how to be better digital journalists.
On Dec. 31, 2016, I was sitting at home, bored and looking for something to do. I decided to look at our analytics for the past year and put together a Top 10 list of our most downloaded episodes. It was a fun exercise that served to guide us in booking guests for the coming year.
This time around, we decided to do our top 10 list for 2017 as a podcast. Producer Nicole Ogrysko joined me in studio and our other producer, Amber Healy, called in via Skype, so we could share our thoughts on the past year and the podcasts you liked the most. Above, you’ll find the player to listen to or download the episode and below is a countdown of our top 10 episodes.
Thanks for supporting us in 2017. We can’t wait to bring you more podcasts in 2018.
— Michael O’Connell
On this week’s It’s All Journalism, producers Amber Healy, Nicole Ogrysko and Michael O’Connell count down the 10 most downloaded podcasts of 2017. Digital innovation and entrepreneurship dominates the list, but what topics didn’t?