As newspapers cut back on reporting, podcasters are stepping up to cover City Hall. In the aftermath of the civic election, local political podcasters discuss their individual process as well as the challenges and opportunities for covering local politics via podcast.
Is podcasting the new journalism? What challenges and new opportunities does this medium present to journalists seeking a wider audience? This panel of podcasting journalists will speak to their experiences of using podcasts to share breaking news, investigative, and long-form journalism.
Have a great idea for a podcast but don’t know how to get started? This panel is for you. Podcasters, producers, and other experts discuss how to develop your concept and make your pitch. Learn about the development process, production challenges, and how to find an audience for your podcast.
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.
Catch a live episode of The Fear of Science to talk all things crime and science for the "Fear of Getting Caught" episode. Special guests will be Dr. Elizabeth Peterson the curator at the Vancouver Police Museum and comedian Andrew Lynch from Geeks vs Nerds discussing Vancouver police history, forensics and all things crime.
Producer and show creator Jodie Martinson describes the years of persistence, ethical dilemmas, journalism debates, and ultimate creation of a little podcast about mental health that shot to the top of the podcast charts in Canada.