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Using TV Journalism for Social Justice (Feat. Steph Watts)
25th April 2022 • Motivational Mondays: Conversations with Leaders • National Society of Leadership and Success
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Steph Watt’s first gig in the US was interning at The Village Voice, where he got to work with great journalists like Frank Owen. His first full-time job was at Brill’s Content Magazine, launched by Steven Brill, who was also the creator of Court TV. When the magazine folded, Steph moved to Court TV, starting in documentaries. 

Steph was in courts daily, covering trials and quickly learned about the strengths and weaknesses of the US judicial system. He remembers discovering that 95% of the inmates in court were Black and charged with petty crimes such as drug offenses and robberies.

In the past, Steph focused on pop-culture stories. Now, he believes his role is to share stories that make a difference. He states, “Let’s start telling compelling stories of injustice. Let’s be transparent about our mistakes within the judicial system so we can fix them.”

In this week’s episode of Motivational Mondays, you’ll learn why Steph became a TV crime journalist, the notable stories that Steph has covered in his career, and how he became a pioneer in the crime TV genre.



>> Connect with Steph on LinkedIn {}

>> Listen to Steph’s true crime podcast, Case by Case {}



Listen to the bonus episode to learn how Steph stays determined to uncover the truth, while navigating unforeseen potential dangers in the field. {}

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