Amber Healy

593. Writing the unwritten history of public media in the US

Josh Shepperd, an associate professor in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado – Boulder, discusses his new book, “Shadow of the New Deal: The Victory of Public Broadcasting.”

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592. Journalism’s bad approach to covering bad news

Tamara Cherry, a former crime reporter for CTV television in Canada and also the Toronto Star, discusses her new book, “The Trauma Beat: A Case for Re-Thinking the Business of Bad News.”

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591. Homeless children: Reporting a story that’s often overlooked

Ginny is CT Mirror’s children’s issues and housing reporter and a Report for America corps member. She is also the winner of a 2023 Insight Award for Explanatory Journalism from the Institute for Nonprofit News for her series “Notice To Quit.”

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590. Kansas City Defender practices ‘solidarity journalism’

Ryan Sorrell is the founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Kansas City Defender, which has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing Black digital news startups. Recently, the Institute for Nonprofit News named Sorrell as one of its emerging leaders of the year.

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589. Why would anyone still want to be a journalist?

Matthew Powers and Sandra Vera-Zambrano discuss their new book, “The Journalist’s Predicament: Difficult Choices in a Declining Profession.”

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588. Climate change is here. What can journalists do about it?

Adrienne Russell, co-director of the Center for Journalism, Media, and Democracy in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, discusses her new book, “The Mediated Climate: How Journalists, Big Tech, and Activists Are Vying for Our Future.”

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