Media critic and podcast host Adam Johnson is this episode’s guest. Johnson talks about the shortcomings of local media, their relationships with local police departments, and that ridiculous phrase “officer-involved shooting.” He also offers a little advice to student journalists and consumers of news media.
Notes for Episode 37
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Note: Episodes 35 and 36 were basically “pledge-rapping” episodes for WFMP/Forward Radio, the radio station that airs From Classroom to Newsroom. They became outdated almost as soon as they aired and didn’t feature any original content, so they won’t be part of the website or podcast. Please donate to Forward Radio!
Former welder and firefighter (and current educator) Ronel Brown explains why he is running for the Kentucky House of Representatives, why education matters, and why governments should spend money in order to save money.
Notes on Episode 34:
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I’ve known Rae Hodge for years and so it was easy to predict that she would be an excellent, insightful, witty guest. In this episode, Rae talks about the future of the free press, the #MeToo movement, journalism business models, and much more.
Notes on Episode 33:
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On this episode, Courier-Journal education reporter Mandy McLaren talks about her teaching gigs, switching careers, dealing with hostile feedback, #MeToo, and much more.
Notes on Episode 32:
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On this episode, Insider Louisville education reporter Olivia Krauth talks about anonymous sources, viral news stories, and why education reporters have a hard time using teenagers as sources.
Notes on Episode 31:
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For the 30th episode of FC2N, legendary high school journalism adviser Wayne Brasler gives advice to high school journalism students and advisers alike. He’s a fascinating person and a great interview subject, so please enjoy this special guest.
Notes on Episode 30:
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Two JCPS graduates discuss the possibility of the state takeover, critiques of JCPS, cultural competency, trauma informed care, accountability, quantifiable outcomes, and much more.
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