journalism

Courtesty of Daniel Heimpel

Journalist Daniel Heimpel is the founder of Fostering Media Connections, a nonprofit he started in 2010. He focuses on the foster system through what he calls "solutions-based reporting."

New podcast highlights KALW's best Bay Area stories

Jun 16, 2016
Kyle Trefny

KALW Public Radio is proud to introduce The Bridge, a new podcast featuring the station's best Bay Area stories.

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The KALW News team is looking for three experienced radio reporters to cover beats for our daily news magazine Crosscurrents and to produce spots for our new daily newscasts.

Who's your Bay Area hero?

May 4, 2016
"A bounding superhero," by Flickr user Sallie The Cape Lady. Used under CC BY-SA 2.0. Cropped.

KALW wants to know who your local Bay Area heroes are: people who make our communities thrive; people you don't usually hear about in the news.

Image courtesy of Global Press Institute.

Reporter Cristi Hegranes trains women around the world to take control of their stories.

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Bay Area journalism suffered a strong jolt, earlier this month. The Bay Area News Group has been an epicenter of local coverage for decades, publishing the San Jose Mercury News, the Oakland Tribune, and the Contra Costa Times, among others.

What housing stories should KALW cover?

Mar 3, 2016
Illustration by Cal Tabuena-Frolli.

Just over a month after the launch of Hey Area, KALW's collaborative journalism project, the response has been overwhelming. You submitted just shy of 100 urgent, thoughtful questions about the Bay Area — thank you!

Sandip Roy: Mob Justice

Feb 24, 2016

Television is not just news. It has become the lynchpin of the lynchmob.

KALW News is launching a new, crowdsourced reporting project called Hey Area. What is crowdsourced reporting? And how does fit in KALW’s mission? General manager Matt Martin sat down with reporter-producer Audrey Dilling and digital strategist Olivia Henry to learn more.

This week, we uncover what makes for great investigative journalism...by talking to two investigative journalists, of course. 

This week, we uncover what makes for great investigative journalism...by talking to two investigative journalists, of course. 

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On the November 28th edition of  Your Call, we’ll speak with James Vanderbilt, director of Truth, a new film examining the 2004 60 Minutes story that raised questions about George W. Bush’s military service in the National Guard. 

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On the February 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with James McGrath Morris about his new book Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press. She was a pioneering journalist and activist, so why has there been so little written about her life? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

James McGrath Morris, author, columnist, radio show host

Web Resources:

James McGrath Morris

East Bay Express

East Bay Express Editor Robert Gammon stopped by KALW's studios last week, and shared his thoughts about bias in the media, and controversy in Oakland's City Council.  

In this web exclusive segment, Gammon shares his thoughts about the threats journalists face in the Bay Area and elsewhere in the world. 

East Bay Express Editor Robert Gammon recently wrote an article about the question of bias in media. I invited Gammon to our studios to share his thoughts on this recent report, as part of our ongoing series, “State of the Media.”

  

On the December 17th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation with author and journalist Gail Sheehy about her new memoir, “Daring: My Passages”. Sheehy blazed a trail into journalism when it was still considered a "man's world".  Today only 15% of opinion pieces are written by women and last year only 64% of bylines and on-camera appearances went to men. So what will it take to change these statistics? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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From the August 15,2014 edition of the Your Call media roundtable:  Stories recommended by panelists Jonathan Landay, national security and intelligence reporter for McClatchy Newspapers; Martin Chulov, Middle East correspondent for The Guardian; and David Barstow, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times.


Photo by Liz Payne

  

7pm Thursday. Historians debated for decades whether Eleanor Roosevelt was a lesbian. Writer Terry Baum's and director Carolyn Myers' new play, Hick: A Love Story - The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt is about the romance between arguably America’s most influential First Lady - the wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President during the Great Depression and World War 2 (1933-45) - and the USA’s most prominent woman journalist at the time. Eric Jansen hosts this conversation with Baum and Myers, in which they perform scenes from the play to preview it for Out in the Bay listeners, 7pm Thursday. Hick: A Love Story, co-presented by the Crackpot Crones and Theatre Rhinoceros, runs July 10-27 in San Francisco's Eureka Theatre. All performances are FREE, but reservations are required

The State We’re In: “Do the Right Thing” In Mexico, investigative journalism can be a life-threatening profession. Sergio Haro is a veteran reporter for the muckraking Mexican weekly, Zeta.

 

  

  

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation with longtime media reform advocate Robert McChesney about his new book Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy. We'll also discuss the economics of journalism, media reform, and coverage of the revelations by former NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Tune in on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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When the print/online hybrid magazine Good pulled a pivot this month and became a crowd-sourced aggregator instead it meant that its staff writers and editors were out of a job. Mildly ironic for a brand that had been building its identity around the idea of social good, but hey, the bottom line is what it is.

Oh, what a mess.

By now you’ve heard about the dust up over the This American Life episode that aired this weekend— “Retraction”— in which the show did the unprecedented. It took back a story it had aired on the grounds that some of the material turned out not to be factual. You may have also seen the story arc for the past few days of Mike Daisey, the monologist whose work is at the center of it all.

Beena Sarwar is a veteran independent Pakistani journalist and documentary filmmaker.  Hear her take on Pakistan, its relationship with the US, and the state of journalism on this week's Alternative Radio, Monday at 1pm. 

Sarwar is the Pakistan editor of Aman ki Asha, a joint initiative of “The News” in Pakistan and “The Times of India.” She was a producer for GEO TV, the largest 24/7 news channel in Pakistan.

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