The Journalism Salute

The goal of this series is to put a spotlight on the people and organizations providing communities and groups with the journalism that matters to them, whether that’s information, education, photography, or many other possibilities

I want to show that these groups are real and important and that it’s really important that we know and respect who they are and what they do. This is part of a bigger project aimed at countering the cries of "fake news" and "lamestream media."


Robin Kemp of the Clayton Crescent: 21 Hours of Election Coverage and a Lifetime Connected to Journalism
Show Details46min 46s
Morgan Mullings of the Bay State Banner & Report For America On The Beginning of a Journalism Career
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NAHJ VP Arelis Hernández on fair treatment for Hispanic journalists and reporting for the Washington Post
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University of Alabama professor Meredith Cummings on teaching, touring newsrooms, and journalism for children of all ages
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Rabbi Hillel Goldberg on Running a Family-Owned Jewish Newspaper
Show Details22min 41s
Amjambo Africa: Georges Budagu Makoko & Kathreen Harrison On Covering The African Experience in Maine
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The Forward Editor-In-Chief Jodi Rudoren on Covering All Aspects of Judaism
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Journalism Teacher Alana Van Der Sluys On The Value of Journalism Education
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Prism Editor-in-Chief Ashton Lattimore on How Her Newsroom Sees the World Differently
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Bettina Chang of City Bureau On Producing Impactful, Equitable, Publicly-Responsive News
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Siri Carpenter on The Open Notebook and Creating A Science Writers Community
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Making Journalism History Accessible with Teri Finneman & Nick Hirshon of the AEJMC
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Gabriel Kahn of Xtown.LA on Data Journalism at the Local Level
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Covering health journalism with Tara Haelle and Bara Vaida of the Association of Health Care Journalists
Show Details30min 23s
Bene Cipolla of Chalkbeat on Covering the Classroom
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Becoming a Better News Consumer with Darragh Worland of the News Literacy Project
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KING-5 news anchor Steve Bunin on Asking The Right Questions
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Holly McCall of Tennessee Lookout on Covering A State With A Supermajority
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Trusting News with Joy Mayer
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The American Journalism Historians Association w/ Dr. Donna Lampkin Stephens and Dr. Aimee Edmondson
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What is Solutions Journalism - With Michelle Faust Raghavan
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InvestigateWest Executive Director Allison Augustyn
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What is Dialogue Journalism? - Spaceship Media Co-Founder and CEO Eve Pearlman
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On this episode of The Journalism Salute, Mark is joined by Eve Pearlman, the co-founder and CEO of Spaceship Media.


In Eve’s words, Spaceship Media is a company that invites exploration for journalists and conversation participants through a recently developed form of work known as dialogue journalism. Spaceship brings people from different groups together for conversations over an extended period of time and works with media outlets to report on what comes from those conversations.


Eve explains the origin of the company and how dialogue journalism works in the spirit of reconceptualizing what journalism is. She tells what motivated her to pursue this type of journalism, how projects are conceptualized, developed, and completed, and why journalists are ideal for the role they serve within dialogue journalism. She also shares her vision for future projects and pays it forward with advice, and a journalism salute of her own.


Core quote: “What can I do with the skills I have, from where I sit, to help the greater good?”


The Journalism Salute is a podcast intended to spotlight journalism organizations doing prominent work and to counter the notion of journalists as the enemy of the people. It is hosted by Mark Simon. Please subscribe, rate, and review.


Show Links

Spaceship Media

Spaceship Media Twitter page

Eve Pearlman’s Twitter page

Guns, An American Conversation (Spaceship Media’s book)

Eve’s Ted Talk


Journalism Salute Twitter

Mark Simon Twitter

32min 57s
Published Aug 19, 2020 at 4:10am
The Journalism Salute Trailer
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