I’m releasing episode 39 a bit early in recognition of World Press Freedom Day. In a wide-ranging interview, I spoke with independent journalist and free press advocate Jennifer Karchmer about:
- the speech that helped launch her journalism career;
- ice skating in France;
- the work of Dave Eggers;
- the resurgence of long form journalism;
- The Wire, the situation in Baltimore, and whether people learn better through journalism or fiction;
- the international story that might shock U.S. News consumers;
- why journalists are increasingly becoming targets in war zones;
- the films All the President’s Men and Shattered Glass.
To find Jennifer’s Google Hangout, which we also discussed on the show, check here before 2 pm eastern on May 4, 2015.
About out guest:
Jennifer Karchmer is an independent journalist monitoring and defending freedom of the press. She is the founder and editor of the award-winning publication, The Transparency Report, which covers issues related to freedom of the press, speech and expression. She also writes, edits and publishes the online advice column for journalists, “The Writer’s Block.” Over the last 25 years, she has worked as a full-time reporter and stringer for mainstream media outlets including CNN, Gannett, and the New York Post. She has also worked in radio and done a stint at the Associated Press. From 2006-2014, she served as an instructor at Western Washington University teaching communication and journalism classes.