In this compelling podcast episode, we welcome back Erica Mandy, the acclaimed broadcast journalist behind The Newsworthy podcast. From leaving CBS to launching her daily news podcast in 2017, Erica shares insights into her journey, marked by millions of monthly downloads and accolades from Harper's Bazaar and Podchaser. Recognized as one of the top 25 women in podcasting, Erica's commitment to speed, fairness, and objectivity in news reporting shines through.
You'll gain valuable lessons as Erica discusses the challenges of maintaining neutrality, avoiding sensationalism, and balancing ratings with content integrity...especially in news. She provides actionable advice for aspiring journalists, emphasizing continuous improvement and resilience in the face of criticism.
This episode is a concise guide for radio stations and individuals looking to enhance their news reporting, offering a glimpse into the mind of one of the industry's influential figures.
Some Key Takeaways you won't want to miss:
(01:58) Understanding Multiple Perspectives
(03:00) Thorough Research and Context:
(03:57) Controlling Sensational, Positive and Negative language
(05:51) Recognizing Personal Biases
(10:00) Dealing with Pressure
Special Episode celebrating International Podcast Day: