David Payne

David is the Writer, Host and Executive Producer of the Somebody Somewhere Podcast. He is a recovering attorney, journalist, and entrepreneur who built his career at several major media companies including Time Warner and Gannett. In prior lives, David has served as the Chief Digital Officer for Gannett/USA Today, as head of digital for CNN, as General Counsel to three professional sports franchises, and as a federal prosecutor. David has found a new passion in true crime investigative podcasting.

Somebody Somewhere

From RainStream Media in Seattle comes a 10-part episodic podcast investigating what happened after a gunman shot and killed Assistant United States Attorney Tom Wales in his home in 2001. Journalists Jody Gottlieb and David Payne re-examine the web of evidence, new leads, and theories developed by the FBI as they unsuccessfully tried to identify Wales’ killer. In their own independent and nationwide investigation, Payne and Gottlieb uncover new evidence as they search for the man or men who killed Tom Wales.

Panel: Telling Stories About Crime and Justice

Telling stories about crime and justice can be a heavy responsibility—where journalists often take on the task of representing people that have been traumatized, marginalized, and victimized. A panel of lawyers, journalists, and justice advocates discuss how to tell better true stories about the legal system, including how to navigate the legal and ethical aspects of discussing true crime on a podcast.

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