Best Journalism podcasts (Updated July 2017; image)
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Code Switch
Weekly
 
Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.
 
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It's All Journalism
Weekly+
 
It's All Journalism is a weekly podcast about the changing state of digital media. Producers Michael O'Connell and Nicole Ogrysko interview working journalists about how they do their jobs. They also discuss the latest trends in journalism and how they impact our democratic society.
 
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New Books in Journalism
Monthly
 
Interview with Scholars of Journalism about their New Books
 
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Journalism.co.uk podcast
Weekly
 
The Journalism.co.uk editorial team brings you a weekly look at some of the latest innovations in digital journalism, and speaks to industry experts on how newsrooms are approaching key challenges and opportunities in the industry.
 
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The Kicker
Weekly
 
Columbia Journalism Review's mission is to encourage excellence in journalism in the service of a free society.
 
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International media
Monthly+
 
A weekly look at the problems and pleasures facing journalists around the world and the power and responsibilities of news media.
 
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The Storyful Podcast
Monthly
 
Welcome to The Storyful Podcast. In this series, we hope to address the issues around journalism and news coverage in the 21st century.Storyful is a global news agency, verifying UGC news and trending video for media clients 24/7.For more information, contact: blog@storyful.com
 
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Journalism/Works
Monthly
 
“Journalism/Works” is an ongoing program of the Newseum Institute that focuses on journalism that matters — news reports in print, broadcast and online that produce change, provide insight and that fulfill the “watchdog on government” mission envisioned for a free press in the First Amendment.
 
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Fourth Estate
Monthly+
 
Every week, we discuss how the media has covered the news and analyse issues affecting the industry with some of the biggest names in journalism in Australia and around the world. Broadcast live on Sydney's 2SER 107.3FM. Executive producer: Olivia Rosenman
 
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Media Report - Full program podcast
Weekly
 
Complete episode: In a media-saturated world, ABC Radio National's Media Report makes sense of it all. Richard Aedy talks to the key players, examines contemporary journalism and charts the enormous changes of the digital age. Published every Friday.
 
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How to Cover Money
Monthly
 
The “How to Cover Money” podcast series, produced by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, is designed specifically for journalists who want to cover business better on their beats.
 
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The Freelance Journalist 5 Minute Talkshow
 
Welcome to a podcast designed exclusively for freelance journalists and video producers all over the world. We believe that 5 minutes of short interviews and practical advice can be more valuable and effective than 45 minutes discussions.Carlos P Beltran is an award-winning freelance journalist covering profile and human interest stories for some of the world's most influential networks (National Geographic, Discovery Digital Networks, AJ+, The New York Post, The Atlantic, Univision, Fusion, ...
 
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Ryerson Review of Journalism
Rare
 
A weekly podcast created by the current masthead at the Ryerson Review of Journalism
 
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On Mic
Rare
 
The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is a graduate professional school on the campus of University of California, Berkeley. It is among the top graduate journalism schools in the United States."On Mic" presents events of interest recorded live at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. From authors and photographers to scientists and visionaries, the Podcast brings thought leaders from around the globe to your ear buds.
 
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Jerdcast
Monthly
 
JerdCast is a podcast produced by high school journalism teachers, FOR high school journalism teachers. We talk about innovative ideas for the classroom, topics that teachers are discussing, news items that affect our classrooms, etc.
 
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On the latest episode of The Kicker, we run through some of the week’s biggest stories: what media mergers mean for both journalists and consumers, how to parse all of those anonymously sourced stories, and why Donald Trump keeps sitting down with reporters from The New York Times. Then, Pete Vernon talks with CJR Editor and Publisher Kyle Pope ...…
 
Host Olivia Rosenman speaks to Michael Jensen, one of the authors of the 2017 Digital News Report about gender and news. This year is the first time the report has examined how gender effects the way we engage with news, including where we consume news, what news we consume, and the reasons that we avoid news. Olivia and Michael discuss the fin ...…
 
Wade Keller, creator and host of The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast, joins producers Michael O'Connell and Nicole Ogrysko this week to discuss his love of professional wrestling, a lifelong appreciation that's become an entrepreneurial...
 
The title of Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez‘s The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973: The USSR’s Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict (Oxford University Press/Hurst, 2017), tells you that this is a revisionist history, which argues that the Six Day War (1967)…
 
Leila Day and Hana Baba are hosts of a new podcast called The Stoop. It features conversations black people have amongst themselves — but rarely in public. The pair swing by to talk with Shereen and Gene about their show, and share an episode about a very thorny question: Can African-Americans wear clothing and accessories that originated with ...…
 
Data and investigative journalist Eva Constantaras explains how she builds data journalism teams in developing countries like India and Kenya
 
For Western journalists, the Chinese internet might seem like an impenetrable landscape upon first glance, with linguistic challenges and copyright infringement popping up at every turn. Furthermore, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – the typical go-to trinity for finding user-generated content – are blocked in mainland China, and even services li ...…
 
It's All Journalism will be celebrating its fifth year as a weekly podcast on Aug. 4. For most of that time, we've used a generic theme song that was purchased through a rights-free website. While we liked that music, in recent...
 
Sky News' late night line up is filled with hard right commentators and some people are worried that the network is moving towards coverage like Murdoch's US news network - Fox. Plus we discuss the recent changes to the Walkley Awards and ask if the foundation is still relevant. And we consider a new TV show called Common Sense and ask if it sh ...…
 
China has said it is going to put a total ban on private computer networks known as VPNs, which allow people to get onto the internet when it's blocked in part by authorities. RFI's Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel has more, in this week's look at media around the world.
 
On the latest episode of The Kicker, we run through some of the week’s biggest media stories, including how the White House’s response to Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer demonstrates a press shop in crisis, why net neutrality matters for journalists, and how to make environmental reporting connect with audiences. Then, Pete tal ...…
 
Sonya Gavankar, manager of public relations at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., discusses her unorthodox journalism career with producer Michael O'Connell, from her childhood ambition of being a reporter to her time as Miss DC and the...
 
Since its invention, the Internet has become a fundamental part of our lives. Since the invention of social media, communicative technologies have changed our lives and influenced journalism and politics in ways that were unimaginable just ten years ago. In…
 
BBC World Service is adding 12 new languages teams and undertaking a digital refresh
 
This encore presentation goes deep on a case involving a white police officer and an unarmed black man in Charlotte, NC. Videos in police-involved shootings can add detail to these cases, but as our colleague Kelly McEvers of the Embedded podcast reports, what you see depends on who you are.
 
On the latest episode of The Kicker, we run through some of the week’s biggest media stories, including Al Jazeera getting caught in an international diplomatic crisis, Fox Sports’s embrace of “pivot to video,” and the legwork that went into capturing Chris Christie’s day at the beach. Then, we move on to CNN’s controversial decision to identif ...…
 
Nick Enfield is a professor of linguistics at the University of Sydney, and head researcher at the Post Truth Initiative. Enfield has gathered a team of researchers including data scientists and software developers to create a 'bullsh*t detector' hoping to stop the spread of fake news, lies, and propaganda. Miles Herbert sat down with Nick to d ...…
 
Special guest Scott Maucione, defense reporter at Federal News Radio, interviews Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden about his journalistic style. Bowden just finished writing Hue 1968, a book about one of the most harrowing battles in the...
 
The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided in favor of Simon Tam, front man of the band The Slants. The group has been fighting the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for nearly a decade, for the right to use the slur.
 
Reporter Cian McCormack has just completed the third 'Ireland by Bike' series for the Irish broadcaster
 
Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap election, three years ahead of schedule, was a gamble that did not pay off. Instead of consolidating her Conservative Party's majority ahead of Brexit negotiations, the election resulted in a hung parliament, with a minority Tory government propped up by the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist ...…
 
We critique The Washington Post's new product targeting Millennial women, The Lily, and debate what, if anything, makes a good "women's publication." Then, Dave chats with CJR correspondent Trudy Lieberman about media coverage of the secretive Republican push to overhaul the US healthcare system.
 
The automated fact-checking tools, called Live and Trends, will be available in 2018 to journalists and fact-checkers globally
 
Robert Hone, acting director of the Game Lab Studio at American University, and Maggie Farley, a JoLT fellow at American University, join It's All Journalism producer Michael O'Connell to discuss their new game, Factitious, designed...
 
Shereen and Gene celebrate our first year on the podcast. We take a look back to some memorable stories with updates from the team and some of our guests.
 
Mitchell Stephens‘s new book, The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th Century Journalism (St. Martins Press, 2017), could be described, in part, as an entertaining book of stories about a legendary American storyteller.Stephens, professor…
 
John Eligon is the New York Times race reporter based in Kansas City, Missouri. Host Olivia Rosenman spoke to Eligon about his collaboration with ABC Foreign Correspondent, Through American Eyes, that aims to get an outsider take on race relations Australia. Eligon's impressions and observations from his trip around the country, from Sydney to ...…
 
A documentary about anti-Semitism was broadcast this week, after initially being cancelled. The film was scrapped by the French-German television station Arte, which said the final version didn't correspond to the original remit. Eventually the film was broadcast in Germany and in France.Was Arte guilty of censorship? Or did the film-makers get ...…
 
This week, we analyze the push for unionization at digital media properties and break down a new effort by NPR to reach younger audiences. Then, Dave talks to CJR Managing Editor Vanessa Gezari about how a Wall Street Journal correspondent cozied up to an Iranian-born arms dealer, exposing the dark underbelly of national security reporting.…
 
How did Red Symons and Mia Freedman make such a mess and was the response overblown or fully justified? Plus we examine the government's proposed media reform package that's stuck in the Senate and ask if it will save Channel Ten. And finally we take a look at the NYT Australia article that ruffled some feathers in the world of arts and culture ...…
 
Andrea Wenzel, a research fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and upcoming assistant professor of solutions journalism at Temple University, returns to the podcast to talk with producer Michael O'Connell about the best ways to reach an audience and increase engagement for more effective solutions journalism.…
 
In the aftermath of the acquittal of the officer who shot and killed Philando Castile, Gene and Shereen speak to a reporter who has followed the case since the beginning. We also speak to a friend of Castile's.
 
Podcast: On the importance of post-its and the power of knowing when to say 'no'
 
What role can philanthropy have in journalism? Are donors ready to fund something that has no concrete “result”? Can journalists trust that donors will not ask for anything in return for their support? In this week’s international media, RFI’s Sarah Elzas looks at the world of philanthropic journalism funding, which has been successful in the U ...…
 
We run through some of the week’s biggest media stories, including layoffs across the industry, New York Times stories in search of a public editor, and how a single erroneous tweet can spark a fake news cycle. Then, we move on to Megyn Kelly’s upcoming interview with Infowars’s Alex Jones. How should mainstream journalists report on trolls? Fi ...…
 
David Mindich, a professor of Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts at St. Michael's College in Vermont, returns to talk with It's All Journalism producer Michael O'Connell about the importance of covering things other than the current administration while serving the public and providing crucial, well-researched information to hold leader ...…
 
Over 2 million people watched the live streams broadcast for millennial audiences in their newsfeeds
 
Why do some people of color embrace the American flag while others refuse to wave it? In this episode from the Code Switch archives, Gene Demby and Adrian Florido unpack the complicated patriotism and evolving use of the flag with immigrant rights protesters and Native American veterans.
 
Professor Michael Pollan is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and former editor at Harpers, but is best known for his blockbuster books about food and agriculture: The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, and In Defense of Food. He sat down with former Mother Jones editor Deirdre English to talk about how he started on t ...…
 
Margot Susca, professorial lecturer in the American University School of Communications, talks to It's All Journalism producer Michael O'Connell about how journalism schools remain relevant and vital in times of rapid technological changes and fake news.
 
On the latest episode of The Kicker, Dave and Pete run through some of the week’s biggest media stories, including tech giants’ domination of the digital ad market, Breitbart’s Trump-era slump, and the lack of attention toward Scott Pelley’s departure from CBS Evening News. Then, we move on to Reality Winner and the first leak prosecution of th ...…
 
Controversy abounds this weeks as a scientific study on endometriosis prompted outrage in the media and online. But was it justified? Plus we examine the latest appointment to the Australian Press Council - Carla McGrath - and the response in News Corp Press. Finally, we look at conversations about male privilege in the media and an upcoming de ...…
 
Shereen and Gene look at "racial imposter syndrome." It's what one listener described as feeling fake, or inauthentic, in her identity. We invited listeners to write in, and hundreds of bi-racial and multi-cultural people shared their views. We'll also talk to social scientists about the basic need for belonging and the role language plays in i ...…
 
Journalism collaborations are key going forward – so how can we approach the process of partnering on reporting projects?
 
In the last of our Sydney Writers Festival specials, we spoke USA National Public Radio Shanghai Correspondent Rob Schmitz. Host Olivia Rosenman met with Rob Schmitz to discuss how to report on China's economy when the country's leading politicians admit GDP figures are mostly 'man-made' and why Rob has higher hopes for Chinese millennials than ...…
 
In this week's International Media, we'll see how one reporter got kicked to the ground by a high level politician, and how this incident played into a discussion about American media. We'll also take a look at the boundaries of freedom of expression, and how one comedian saw her career coming to an end, at least for the time being, as a result ...…
 
Over the course of a long and adventurous life, Henry Alsberg was guided by the constancy of his passion for radical causes. This focus, as Susan Rubenstein DeMasi makes clear in Henry Alsberg: The Driving Force Behind the New Deal …
 
On the latest episode of The Kicker, we run through some of the week’s biggest media stories, including a look at the future of The Chicago Sun-Times, the troubling trend of press norms being violated in the Trump era, and Twitter ethics for journalists. Then, we move on to the news of the day: The New York Times’s decision to eliminate the pub ...…
 
Ryan Craggs of Conde Nast Traveler talks to It's All Journalism Producer Michael O'Connell about a recent article he wrote for the Columbia Journalism Review, "Stop killing your social stories with bad headlines and images." They discuss how a good headline can help promote news stories and make them more shareable on Facebook.…
 
This week, we follow the strange trend of white dance-music DJs who pass themselves off as black artists. Gene talks to legendary House music DJ Ron Trent. The European producer Guy Tavares chimes in from The Netherlands on what he sees as overhyped controversy. Piotr Orlov, who covers dance music for NPR weighs in on what this all means for mu ...…
 
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