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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?
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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.
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