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

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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