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Brian Lyman, Editor: Alabama Reflector

Season 1 | Episode 175
32m | May 28, 2024

On this episode, we’re joined by Brian Lyman. Brian is the editor of the Alabama Reflector, a non-profit news outlet covering Alabama state government. He’s covered state government in some form in Alabama since 2006.

Brian, a native New Yorker, was just named a Pulitzer Prize finalist “for brave, clear and pointed columns that challenge ever-more-repressive state policies flouting democratic norms and targeting vulnerable populations, written with the command and authority of a veteran political observer.”

 Brian talked about how he formulates his Pulitzer-nominated columns, his day-to-day work and why the statehouse beat is so important. He also discussed his podcast, Becoming Lincoln, and offered a couple of journalism history book recommendations. 

Column links

https://www.pulitzer.org/finalists/brian-lyman-alabama-reflector


Book recommendations

The Paper, The Life and Death of the New York Herald Tribune

The World of Swope by E.J. Kahn

Brian’s Salute

All Statehouse Reporters

 

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