Many Paths of Journalism

Premiere DateJun 11, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
02:10 The Daily Beat pt. 1 Many futures of journalism
06:10 The Daily Beat pt. 2 Freelance and civic journalism
10:35 The Daily Beat pt. 3 The importance of civic journalism
12:52 The Daily Beat Outro
13:08 It Was Me Max Capote
15:28 Finish

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This week on The Daily Beat: We are looking into the changing landscape of journalism in the digital age. How does investigative, serious reporting have a place in our age of 140 characters or less?

Photo courtesy of Jess Goulart.

Molly and John Knefel

I speak with both Molly and John Knefel, freelance political, investigative journalists who also host a progressive political podcast together called Radio Dispatch.

Molly and John Knefel are siblings who began their career in comedy but has since taken a turn in the political route. The two combined have written for the likes of Rolling Stone, The Nation, Salon, The New Inquiry, Feministing and more.

Molly, who is also an after-school drama teacher, focuses on education, social justice, criminal justice, gender, and feminism. While John has written about international conflict, political corruption and social justice.

Today on the Daily Beat, Thursday June 11, 2015: We continue our look at the benefits and disadvantages of freelance writing and understand the importance of civic journalism. John, himself, began as a civic journalist, documenting and writing on his own. This can bring a real interesting and unlikely perspective to individuals that are being affected by the system.


Host Lisa Autz
Lisa Autz is a staff writer, as well as Host of The Daily Beat and Co-Host of Third Eye Weekly. Lisa has a background in journalism and economics. She enjoys working on stories that shed light on the…