About the Author
Michael O’Connell has been writing, editing and producing new stories for print and the online environment for more than 35 years. Currently, he’s the senior digital editor at Federal News Radio in Washington, D.C. For the 10 years, he’s been one of the producers and is the host of the It’s All Journalism podcast, which is available for download every Thursday on Apple Podcasts and on the PodcastOne network. He speaks regularly at journalism conferences about podcasting, and, in June 2017, Routledge Taylor and Francis released his new textbook, Turn Up the Volume — A Down and Dirty Guide to Podcasting. This fall O’Connell will put his research to practical use when he teaches a podcasting class in the weekend M.A. program in Journalism and Digital Storytelling at American University.

560. Documentary exposes police corruption in Baltimore

Baynard Woods discusses reporting on police corruption in Baltimore and the new documentary based on the book he coauthored with Brandon Soderberg, “I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Corrupt Police Squad

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557. The First Amendment is her beat

Thanks to a Freedom Forum grant through Journalism Funding Partners, The Tennessean recently hired Angele Latham as a reporter focused full-time on First Amendment issues.

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Better News: How San Antonio Express News Created A Winning Newsletter Strategy

Cameron Songer, the newsletter editor at the San Antonio Express News, shares tips on how newsrooms can improve their newsletter workflow.

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Better News: This pitch to switch to digital even includes softball

The Oklahoman’s David Dishman talks to Better News podcast host Michael O’Connell about some of the strategies the paper employed to help a staff steeped in print traditions adopt a digital-first approach.

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Eyewitness to Jan. 6, 2021 attack looks back 2 years later

As the U.S. marks the second anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection, It’s All Journalism is reposting our 2022 interview with Tia Mitchell, the Washington correspondent for The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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It’s All Journalism: Top 10 Interviews of 2022

As the It’s All Journalism team begins making plans for 2023, one of the things we like to do is look back at the previous year’s interviews and see which ones our readers responded to the most.

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