Talking About: Pod Save America

A little while back, I mentioned a podcast called Pod Save America. When I mentioned it, I was specifically talking about it, but I did say I needed to check it out. I have done that, and so I am sharing today my thoughts on podcast. Since it I am discussing a podcast, I decided to share my thoughts in audio form.

For those of you not inclined to sit through my blathering, here is a overview of what I had to say:

Facebook acknowledges media influence

Facebook and journalism have an interesting relationship. News outlets need the social media platform to reach readers, and Facebook need the news to add some real content to the streams of dog pictures, food photos and whiny rants about the latest episode of “The Bachelor.” This relationship came to the …

WaPo growing engagement via Facebook

Last summer I decided Facebook was getting in the way of human connections, especially with my wife, because I would spend more time scrolling on the app than actually talking to someone who was in the same room. I went a month without the app on my phone, and I was …

‘Bride’ yields journalistic quote

The other night my wife was watching “Runaway Bride.” The movie didn’t do much for me, but I did like the idea a journalist was a main character. As I was half listening to the film while doing homework, I heard the journalist Ike Graham (played by Richard Gere) say this:

Journalism is literature in a hurry.

That struck me. I always like journalism-related quotes, and, since I teach American Literature to high school juniors, it seemed even more significant to my world.

Of course, I thought it was just part of the script, but I did a quick Internet search anyway. Turns out, it is real. English poet Matthew Arnold said it.

I just thought I would share it. Hopefully you enjoy it like it did.