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All journalism starts local, with Nic Dawes
We spoke to The City's Executive Director Nic Dawes about the role of local journalism in New York City.  Nic Dawes is the Executive Director of The City, a non-profit newsroom covering local stories in New York. He serves on the board of investigative journalism organisation AmaBhungane, Coda Story and the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism. Before joining The City, Nic was the Deputy Executive Director of Human Rights Watch. He spent three years at Hindustan Times as the Chief Content Officer, and eight years at The Mail & Guardian, where he started as an Associate Editor before becoming the Editor-in-Chief. We bumped into Nic at the International Journalism Festival and stopped him in the middle of the street to ask him about his work at The City, and the role of local journalism in New York City and beyond. This is the fourth episode in our Dispatch series from the International Journalism Festival 2022. You can read the full transcript for this interview as well as other interviews in our newsletter: https://inoldnews.substack.com/
12:36
May 23, 2022
On equal pay and equal credit in journalism, with Unbias The News
This week, we’re bringing you our interview with the managing director, Mercy Abang, and editor-in-chief, Tina Lee, of Unbias The News (a newsroom by Hostwriter). We wanted to speak to them about the work they do and how they see their work as an effort to increase representation in media. We talked about some ways that journalists are affected by lack of financial transparency and pay gaps while covering topics like inequality  for their newsrooms. This is the third episode in our Dispatch series from the International Journalism Festival 2022. You can read the full transcript for this interview as well as other interviews in our newsletter: https://inoldnews.substack.com/
13:59
May 16, 2022
Tips for journalism startups with Splice
Alan Soon and Rishad Patel have made it their mission to help out media startups in Asia. They are the co-founders of Splice, and they host courses, meet-ups and a growing community space on Slack called Planet Splice, where over 200 journalists and media professionals share ideas and opportunities. Their audio course on building a viable media business is called School of Splice. We were able to catch Alan and Rishad as they came out of their session on media entrepreneurs in Asia at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy. This is the second episode in our Dispatch series from the International Journalism Festival 2022. You can read the full transcript for this interview as well as other interviews in our newsletter: https://inoldnews.substack.com/
15:39
May 09, 2022
Why a sustainable future for journalism starts with supporting journalists, with GroundTruth Project's Kevin Douglas Grant
Kevin Douglas Grant is the co-founder and Chief Content Officer of The GroundTruth Project, a non-profit news organisation with the mission of supporting early-career journalists. To achieve its mission, The GroundTruth Project helps pay a portion of the salary and benefits of a local journalist at publications in the US, India, Nigeria and Brazil. We spoke to Kevin about his work with The GroundTruth Project, and about the importance of partnerships in a media landscape. This is the first episode in our Dispatch series from the International Journalism Festival 2022 in Perugia, Italy. You can read the full transcript for this interview as well as other interviews in our newsletter: https://inoldnews.substack.com/
11:18
April 28, 2022
Reclaiming narratives and serving communities with Camille Padilla Dalmau
Camille Padilla Dalmau is the founding member and editorial/product lead of 9 Millones, a media platform from Puerto Rico that launched during the pandemic. Through 9 Millones, Camille works with journalists, creators and nonprofits to reclaim Puerto Rican narratives. Before launching 9 Millones, Camille was a journalism professor at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón and a communications consultant for local non-profits. She has over a decade of experience in journalism and has worked with publications including NowThis, El Diario, Remezcla, AJ+ and more. She holds a masters in journalism from Columbia University. We spoke to Camille about the importance of reclaiming narratives, why newsrooms should prioritise the health of their journalists and how solutions journalism can be a service to communities. You can read Camille's interview transcript in our newsletter at inoldnews.substack.com
45:19
April 13, 2022
Why media literacy is its own journalism vertical, with HR Venkatesh
HR Venkatesh describes his career path as ‘restless.’ He's had many roles within the journalism industry, from being a reporter, to an anchor, editor and even an entrepreneur. Venkatesh was a founding editor at The Quint, and he’s been a Tow-Knight fellow, ICFJ Fellow and a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University. He’s now the director of training and research at BOOM FactCheck, a media organisation working against misinformation. We spoke to Venkatesh about his interest in media literacy and how it relates to misinformation and polarisation. Among many projects, he runs the newsletter Media Buddhi (which has also stemmed into a series of videos, and maybe one day a podcast!). For more interviews with people in the journalism industry, check out our newsletter: https://inoldnews.substack.com/
29:55
March 02, 2022
101Reporters' Hemant Gairola on bridging the gap between the field and the newsroom
101Reporters has been helping freelance journalists across India get their stories placed in national and international publications. After 5 years in the business, the agency is now turning publisher while continuing to work with news organizations across the world. We talk to their News Editor, Hemant Gairola about everything from their process to the realities of freelance.  Find the full conversation's transcript here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e0mrVroCJicYawV8xncMDDjCj189hKDXd7g5xQ_hNfQ/edit?usp=sharing Newsletters for freelance journalists:  https://askingforafriend.substack.com https://joannalobo.substack.com
22:05
November 09, 2020