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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.
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Carol Marin talks with four women in Chicago media at the Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence's Power 25 event, which honored Robert Feder's list of the 25 most powerful women in Chicago journalism. Hear from WGN and CLTV news director Jennifer Lyons, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Maudlyne Ihejirika, Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman and Chicago Reader publisher Tracy Baim.
Carol Marin talks with the Director of The New York Times Institute John Haskins about his career, advice for young journalists and tips for students applying to the institute. Listen
Released November 4, 2019
Carol Marin talks with DePaul journalism lecturer Amy Merrick about starting her career at The Wall Street Journal and DePaul alum Ariana Kraft about her first few months as a reporter in North Carolina—including her coverage of Hurricane Dorian. Listen
Released October 23, 2019
Dean Baquet and Lourdes Duarte talk with DePaul University journalism students about the state of journalism, career paths and more. Listen
Released July 2, 2019
Carol Marin talks with Adam Marshall (Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press) about how reporters can use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to hold government officials and agencies responsible. Listen
Released April 9, 2019
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. Listen
Released January 14, 2019
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
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
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
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