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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 Apple Podcasts or SoundCloud to keep up with future episodes.

Latest Episode:

Women in Chicago Journalism Talk Role Models and Career Advice

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.


Episode Archive

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