Five podcasts in seems to be a good spot to take stock of where we’re at and where we’re going.
When my fellow producers, Megan Cloherty and Jolie Lee, and I first envisioned this website and podcast, we wanted to recreate some of the conversations we’d been having the last few years with journalists about what’s going on in our industry.
The three of us met in the weekend Interactive Journalism Program at American University in Washington, D.C. Besides picking up a lot of useful skills, we were fortunate to meet a number of professional journalists who were concerned about the direction their profession was headed.
While most of them admitted that journalism has been going through tough times, they were all optimistic about the future of the industry and the continued importance of the work that we all do.
True, we are guilty of enlisting their help as we launched the podcast, but I think you’ll find each of them has an interesting perspective on the upheaval the arrival of the Internet has caused in journalism as well as the possibilities that it offers for journalists to report the news better.
Next up, we’ll be posting our interview with Zach Green, the co-founder of 140Elect, in which we talk about the role of Twitter in the 2012 presidential election.
What do you have to say?
And what about you?
What are you doing that’s interesting? What challenges have you overcome and what ones still remain? What scares you? What gives you hope?
The underlying goal of this podcast is to promote dialogue among journalists, as we all try to understand the changes that are going on in our industry. We welcome comments as well as ideas about who to talk to or what topic you want to learn more about.
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