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So You Want to Be a Reporter Podcast

Want to get a head start on being a journalist?

In the podcast, “So You Want to Be a Reporter,” award-winning reporter Carol Marin talks with recent DePaul journalism graduates and veteran reporters about their careers—covering triumphs, failures, indignities and everything else in between.

These conversations highlight the hidden challenges of working in a changing journalism industry, giving you a taste of what it really takes to be a reporter.

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud for all past and future episodes.

Latest Episode:

"Go for it!" Advice for Those Wanting to Become Reporters

Marla Krause, the first woman in the sports section at the Chicago Tribune and faculty advisor for the DePaulia, and Chicago Tribune crime reporter Jeremy Gorner discuss the future of newspapers and offer advice to new journalists.


Episode Archive

On the Record About Using Anonymous Sources

Carol Marin talks to Nightline and ABC news reporter Chris Bury and the Chicago Sun-Times Editor in Chief Chris Fusco about the use of anonymous sources in news reporting. Listen

Released October 17, 2018

Jane Pauley

CBS Sunday Morning anchor Jane Pauley came to DePaul to receive the 2018 Distinguished Journalist Award from the Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence. Carol Marin talks to Pauley about her career in front of a room of DePaul students, faculty and media. Listen

Released May 21, 2018

A Novice and a Veteran

Carol Marin talks to PBS correspondent John Yang, who has worked as a professional journalist for nearly four decades, and Kelley Bowles, a recent graduate from DePaul's Journalism program who works in the Quad Cities at WHBF. Listen

Released Mar 27, 2018

So You Want to Be a Reporter

Chicago journalist Carol Marin talks to two recent graduates from DePaul University's Journalism master's program, Lorraine Taylor and Dan Beedie, who are navigating the ins and outs of beginning their journalism careers. Listen

Released Feb 01, 2018