What have and can journalists learn about successful podcasts, such as Serial? What about how journalists use acronyms and abbreviations? And what do viewers really think about local TV journalists’ mistakes? Today, we focus on scholarship surrounding news presentation, from podcasts to parlance and to seeking pardons for journalistic slip-ups. Our discussion provides insights on cultural meanings and practices that can improve journalism, its reach, effectiveness, and clarity. Our guests include Lindsey Sherrill, Alyssa Appelman, and Harrison Gong.
Sherrill, L. A. (2020). The “Serial Effect” and the True Crime Podcast Ecosystem. Journalism Practice, 1-22.